In my first post on this blog I talked about dreams and how important they are. So it would only be fair to write another post about dreams, but this time I will tell you guys how to actually make your dreams a reality. This is something I learned from my mother when I was very young. She would always say to me: “If you want something, go draw it and show me the picture”. I think everybody is familiar with the term “visualization”, but I don’t think everybody is actually using it and making it work. So in this post I will tell you guys how I to make your dreams a reality by using simple “rules” of visualization.
Step 1 Think
Think of your dream, think of your goal, think of things you would like to achieve, things you want to posses. Will all those things bring you happiness? Is that what you really want? Works best for me if I am alone somewhere in a peaceful place (on my coach or enjoying my chai tea in a café) and I will just close my eyes and think about all those things. I see them so vivid in my head that sometimes I think I can touch them.
Step 2 Search
Now take time to find the images, photos, pictures, illustration etc. of those exact things that you just thought of. Search in magazines, go online, draw them yourself etc. This is where your imagination has no limits.
Step 3 Gather supplies
You will need: a peace of paper A1 or A2 (depending on how big you it.) glue, scissors, a bunch of colourful pens and markers etc.
Step 4 Get crafty
When you got everything that you had in mind, now in images, its time to put them on your board. But before you do that, try to break everything you have into categories. I have a sample for you here below on the photo. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same. If some of the categories are irrelevant to you just skip them. Remember that its YOUR visualization board and it only contains things that YOU want. After you have done that, go ahead and glue them on your board keeping the images from the same category together. You can go absolutely crazy here, use everything your want: colourful markers, glitter, stickers etc. Basically make it so when you look at it you smile.
Step 5 Hide it
“Hide it?” you will ask, “why? “. Here opinions are divided. Somebody says you need to hang it somewhere where you can see it every day. I say ,“put it away”. You don’t need to look at it daily in order to know what’s on it. Just put it somewhere in your room, in your closet etc. And if sometimes your eye will catch it, and you feel like taking a look at it than go ahead! I just say you don’t have to hang it on your wall and feel like you have to look at it every day.
And that’s it, that’s how easy it is. Of course I am not saying that after that all your dreams and goals will magically come true. As for everything in this life you have to work for it! But believe me this is a huge step into a right direction. Now they are not just blurry images in your head, now they are a well defined and carefully set goals and targets. And that’s what is the most important.
Your next step after that will be developing a strategy of how you want to reach those goals. And when you have a strategy, than move into actions. Guys actions is what gets you to your dreams and goals!!! Without actions dreams will always stay dreams. Planning your actions – is a key to success. Break your actions into weekly planning and daily to-do lists. This will make it look less hectic and more organized.
And when you have everything prepared you are ready to start turning your dreams/goals into reality. Good luck guys!
If you decide to make your own visualization board don’t forget to tag me on your picture so I can see!