Your Year’s Picture
If you’re like many in my social media feeds, you’ve picked your word for the year or even three words. A well-chosen word acts like a guide.
Why not take it further and try a picture?
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. It crystalizes everything. A picture can represent an accomplishment and embody a feeling. It can transport you to another time. When I look at a picture, my mind adds sound and makes it come alive.
If a word exercise is powerful, try an image. Make your chosen words its caption.
“I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals.” -Harvey Mackay
Visualize Your Future
I know someone who swears that goals are more achievable if they are visualized.
Put up a picture on your refrigerator of your dream home. Years ago, when I was a child, I had a vision of my future home and sketched it out on paper. Once, when my parents came to visit us, my mom stepped back and couldn’t believe it. “I’ve seen this house!” she said, “You drew this as a kid!”
I guess that’s why I was drawn to it.
“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” -Thomas Carlyle
Visualize Your Goals
So what’s your goal for this year?
Maybe draw the cover of that book you know you have inside you. An aspiring marathoner may put up the picture of the ribbon strewn across the finish line.
This year may be your year of giving. Open hands may represent a way to live, never holding on too tightly to anything.
Any image that allows your mind to ponder where you want to go is a good choice.
“Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.” -Jerry Gillies
Keep your word for the year, then pick a picture. As you visualize your year, add a soundtrack and make it a movie. You just may find yourself moving into your dream home one day.
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