because you become what you believe." Oprah Winfrey
I do believe in the power of the mind. I believe the way we think and the things we say influence not only how we feel about ourselves but how we present ourselves to the world. Others can see our potential and all of the things that are special about us but we must also see those things. When you close your eyes what vision do you have for your life?
Each month I try to create a vision board. It is a great reminder of what I want to accomplish and also how I want my life to look and feel. After creating many boards I realize that happy people, calm colors, peaceful settings, beautiful flowers, water and inspiring words will always appear on my boards. It is part of who I am and what I want in my life. Visualizing what I want my life to look and feel like and then creating a board filled with pictures and words that are meaningful to me are the first two steps in creating the life I want to live. But that is only the beginning. Next, comes taking the steps to making that vision a reality. That part takes time. But I have learned that when you know what you want and then take small steps to make it happen, happen it will. It might not be all at once but it can happen.
The other thing I have learned as I have taken this journey is that it is important to have dreams and goals but it is also important to be open to change. Life doesn't always go exactly as planned but as long as we know who we are and what we want we can adjust to the changes that happen.
As you begin the month of July, what is it that you would like to accomplish? How would you like to feel? What do you want your life to look like? What is one small step you can take to create the life you want to live? When you take that step take a moment or two to celebrate it. Write about it. Sketch it. Create an image of what the step looked like or felt like. It's an important step and it needs to be remembered. Have fun with it and remember it is a beginning that can lead to many other important steps. I hope that as you begin this new month it will be a month filled with special moments that you will not only remember but enjoy for a very long time.
When you share your hopes and dreams with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin.
Part of the magic for me is helping others make their dreams come true. Sharing your dreams and supporting your efforts are a big part of what I do as a coach. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to talk to you.