Where Are You Going?

So how do you keep track of where you are? The best way I've found is to create a mental image of exactly the way I want to be and to work toward that. I keep that picture before my mind all the time and use it as a yardstick. There are several advantages to making such a mental picture.

First, it gives you a specific goal to work toward. There's a wonderful poster that reads, "If you don't know where you're going, you're likely to wind up somewhere else." Creating a mental image of what you want to be tells you exactly where you're going.

Second, you don't know exactly what you're going to find at the end of the rainbow. Having that mental picture lets you use a technique that people have found very successful. It's called imaging. You create in your mind the perfect picture of whatever it is you want -- a body, a car, a house, a job, a relationship. You have to be very specific, painting the picture in your mind down to the last detail. Then you sit back and think about it, and feel whatever emotions surround it. If you recreate it every day, an image as precise as that has a good chance of becoming a reality.

If you were exactly where you wanted to be right now, and you took inventory of yourself and what you have, would you recognize them? If you don't have a clear, vivid picture of what you want and would like to be, take some time to create one. Then you will know exactly where you're going and will have some additional help in getting there.


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Empty Streets said...

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Megaman The Madman said...

Imaging does wonders..It works for sports..Most professional players use it before they play...For me it works to just make the days less stressful..

great article

Shelley said...

Yes! Imaging does work. I just have to keep reminding myself to do it.

This is one of the ideas in The Secret book.

Right now I'm visualizing dozens of orders coming through...so I'd better get ready.


Anonymous said...

I take some time visualizing where I want to be time to time. However, it takes discipline to do that when you are feeling a little defeated at times. Great post!

Pinaybackpacker said...

I usually do a writing exercise with that goal in mind every other year on my birthday. I write a letter to my 80-year old self.

That way, I am able to take stock of what I am enjoying, or of what's lacking in my life, what do I want to do more of, what direction I want to take in the next year or so.

It's been a very useful tool so far. And you also get to see how much of you and your wants and needs stay the same and which of them just fades into the background.

Thanks for posting about this. :D

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Jen said...

I don't use it as much as I should but have been reading about in books such as The Secret and Beyond Belief (or something like that) it's also featured in The Lost Symbol, the new Dan Brown book. Very good advice, off to go imagine my new mercedes right now.

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William Wallace said...

I know where I'm going, it has taken a long time to figure it out. Now I only have to make sure it happens....

Ish Diamante said...

very inspiring post, thanks for sharing

InspirationsUnlimited said...

Pausing for a while and having a self-assessment really helps a lot!