Living a healthy lifestyle means that you are doing everything in your power to ensure that your physical and mental well-being are being fully developed?
Are you living the life you want…or just the life you have settled for?
Have you given up on your dreams?
Are you letting your circumstances dictate your life?
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to follow your passions?
Imagine being able to live the life of your dreams.
Sounds too good to be possible?
Well it’s not when you have created for yourself a vision for your life, a vivid wonderful picture of the life of your dreams, driving you on. It helps you direct your life and make decisions more easily. When you don’t have a vision or a dream you pass through life discontented, often looking for meaning and purpose, but never finding yourself.
Don’t let your circumstances dictate your life instead of your vision. We all have dreams. But most of us dismiss them because of the hectic demands of our daily lives. We carry on and try to forget about them. The result is a life of regret. Not because of what we failed to achieve, but what we failed to try.
“Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive” Robert Schuller
Creating a vivid life vision transforms your life, empowering you to achieve everything you can see. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”. By imagining what your life will look like when you’ve achieved your dreams you will be creating that very life. This vision helps to form a clear picture in your mind of what it would be like to live this dream, and by imagining these things you will feel inspired, excited and motivated to take action. You will keep going until you have materialised it all into your reality.
There are three important rules when creating a life vision:
Make it crystal clear where you can clearly imagine the details. Be specific. Think about every little thing that is important to you. Get clear about what you want in your life. See it, hear it, feel it.
It has to be Gripping. Make your dreams big enough to feel the excitement – and to provide the power you need to move forward. Exciting enough to make you feel really great when you think about it, and that it stimulates you to think about it frequently, a little while every day. It inspires to you move forward, to take action.
“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men”. Goethe
Finally, write it down. Writing it down helps you to get clarity about what you want. It builds a connection between your dreams and your actions. Writing it down gives you something to use as a guiding light when you feel uncertain what steps to take.
Ask yourself some Questions to help you create a compelling vision for your life .
What would inspire you?
What would get you bouncing out of bed ready to take on the day?
What does your heart tell you?
If you could wave a magic wand and know that success was guaranteed – what would you do with your life?
What are your hopes and dreams for someday?
What’s missing in my life?
What are you passionate about?
What things do you value most in life?
What gives you meaning and purpose in your life?
What is your idea of the perfect life?
What would it look it?
Where would you live?
How would you spend your time?
How would you touch and impact others lives?
What your natural gifts and talents? Are you using them to your benefit?
Are you living a balanced life?
What things do you value most in life?
What are you committed to personally that would be bring balance to your life?
How much money do you want to make?
What would you do with the money?
Why is being successful important to you?
How would you use your success to help others?
Now let’s take your answers to the above questions and use them to create a compelling vision for your life. Take all your answers and insights from the questions and clearly express the vision for your life. This needs to be written as if it has already occurred in your life. Write it eloquently and clearly that you can see it, feel it, touch it and experience it as if you are now living your dream life.
Let this drive you on a daily basis. Now you know what you want, imagine your dreams every day. You focus on your life vision as if you are already living it, and you do this every day for a few minutes. This can be combined with other tools like a vision board.
Visualisation is a very powerful tool to enhance your manifestation of this life. So let me now offer you a Guided Imagery Exercise.
Make sure you’re alone and that you won’t be disturbed. Sit in a comfortable position, take some deep breaths and relax your muscles, and turn off the world around you for the time being. Now, ask yourself to envisage your ideal day. Imagine that you woke up one morning and you had been able to wave a magic wand and your success had been guaranteed – that everything you had ever put your heart and mind to had now manifested in your life. You have everything you ever wanted. You are happy, content and fulfilled in life.
See what images come to mind as you ask yourself these questions.
- What is your relationship like with your spouse or partner?
- What is your relationship like with your children?
- What is it like with your parents?
- Who are your friends?
- What things do you do together? What do you talk about?
- How do you feel about your life?
Now describe what a typical day would be like and picture yourself living it.
- What would your routine be?
- Where would you go?
- What would give your life and career meaning?
Imagine what your work day surroundings are like.
- Where do you work?
- How is your schedule arranged?
- What are you doing?
- Who is in your day?
- Which talents are you using?
- What are you working to accomplish and what are your activities?
- How much variety do you have?
- What is the pace of work like?
- How much challenge is there?
- What gives your day and life the most meaning? What would be the most important thing you would do with your life?
Enjoy your transformation, take it in, let it inspire you.
When you set your mind and your actions to achieve meaningful things in your life, you must remain committed to your goals, hopes and dreams. Never be willing to accept failure or to be discouraged from achieving your visions. I suggest you read and reaffirm your vision for your life on a daily basis. Think about it, dwell on it and act on it every day until it becomes a reality in your life. You can achieve your dreams…..ask, believe, receive!
“I have learned this, at least, by my experiments; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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Larry, I am living my dream to the best of my ability, but when you have illness within your walls, your dreams have to change a little bit. You have restrictions that are beyond your control and you have to revamp your dreams. Wonderful write-up Larry. I love what you have to say 🙂
I have used Creative Visualization and Vision Boards to quit smoking, cure myself of an “incurable” disease, find my perfect mate, improve relationships, improve my career and finances — just to name a few 😉
Thanks for the pep talk, Larry, I’m teaching a visioning workshop tomorrow — TOTALLY EXCITED!
Awesome Larry, well said, visualising ones life is the key to achieving your dreams and desires….
Keep them coming.