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Visualize your Success with these Simple Tips.


Visualizing is something that we start doing from a young age. I’m sure you will remember being asked as a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That simple question was an invitation for you to visualize your future. So as young children, you would often hear a variety of answers like a doctor, a mom, a fireman, a teacher and so on. But somewhere along the way, this excitement of visualization fades away. Sometimes because of the struggles in life some of us can’t look past tomorrow. Today I’m inviting you to visualize your future and have a plan to achieve your vision successfully!


Tip #1 - Keep your vision in sight


By seeing what you want to achieve, you can increase your motivation. Having a vision helps you stay focused and acts as a boost when you face obstacles, feel tired or lack zeal. Seeing your accomplished future allows you to dream big and not limit yourself to your current environment.


Inventors are an example of people who visualize their result and work towards it. Take for example the inventors of the airplane. The airplane did not fly on their first try. However, they had a vision of their invention flying before it was even fully created. In the same way, you should see yourselves in the place that you want to be even before you get there. Having your vision in clear sight helps to keep you moving forward especially when you encounter obstacles. Visualizing your end result helps you to picture what your future would look like once you have accomplished this goal.


Tip #2 - Write your vision


One of the ways to get clear about your vision and really accomplish it is to write it!

This can be done in so many unique ways. It can simply be by journaling, or something even more creative like a vision board.


Writing your vision gives you clarity

Sometimes you want to set goals, you want to have a vision map for your life, your career, your family, but you’re not clear about what exactly you should be doing. Getting clear about this can help you get unstuck. Maybe you want to be a writer. Who do you see yourself writing to? Who do you see listening to your story or reading your books? By simply writing these things down you can ponder on them and begin to get specific and get clarity for your next steps.


Writing your vision helps you focus

Having what you want to achieve written in front of you helps you to focus. You're college students so you’re busy! Having focus helps you to stay in tune in what you’re supposed to do. It also helps you to line things up to match your vision. When you write your vision down, you’ll be able to see people you need to connect with, resources you need, and skills you need to develop.


Writing your vision increases motivation

In life, you face obstacles, things that can put a wedge in your way. Having the vision in front of you increases your motivation to keep moving towards your goals despite these obstacles. Sometimes when you get a little snag in your progress whether it’s financial, a personal crisis or some other form of obstacle, it can throw you off course and cause you to forget your vision. However, seeing that vision can keep you motivated.


One thing that motivates me is my vision board. Sometimes, there are days that I think to myself, what will be my next step? Does it even make sense? How do I move forward? But seeing my vision in front of me in vivid color makes something click inside of me and pushes me to get moving again.


What is that thing that you have put off? What goal do you need to revive? Write it and start moving towards it!

I’m going to help you with writing your vision today! Think of the different areas in your life – school, work, family, relationships or other areas you may want to add, then set aside some time, get into a quiet mode, relax, close your eyes, and visualize what you would like to achieve in these areas.


Write your vision by answering these questions:

  1. What do you hope to achieve as you embark on this journey?

  2. What does the result look like?

  3. How will achieving your goal make you feel?

  4. What step can you take next to move towards your goal?

I encourage you to set aside time to do this exercise. It will be very helpful for you to move forward.


See you in the next newsletter!


Your coach,

Karlene.