And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:1
Unlike most women, I REALLY hate to shop. And it’s not that I don’t like stuff, but I’m frugal with my money (el cheapo) and if I don’t have to go to the store, then I won’t buy anything. But every once in a while somebody drags me. I was in SC for Thanksgiving, and my little cousin wanted me to ride to Best Buy with him. If it was anyone else I would’ve said NO (….chilllleeee I know the power of NO) but it is always a good time to catch up and spend some time while I was in town.
As we walked into the store, my cuzo found what he needed but then said those magic words “Let’s check out the TVs since we in here….” Now before we walked in the store a new TV wasn’t even on my mind. I have two in the house already and I don’t even watch TV as it is.
But the more I looked at it, I begin to say to myself...
“Jas, it’s on sale, you can put this in the bedroom.”
“Watching Good Times on this TV would be so nice”
“….and LOOK, it a smart TV too.”
“You canceled Christmas so you know the money is in your account…”
“Go ahead and treat yourself, you been working so hard lately.”
But just 30 minutes ago I could’ve cared less, but as they were in front of me, a yearning burning desire was lit on the inside of me to GET THAT TV!
If you have listened to any of the podcast (The Perfectly Imperfect Grind) you will know that I am mildly obsessed with vision boards. In summary, it is what you want to manifest; what are your goals and dreams that you want to accomplish, you place quotes, and pictures on a cardboard. Great way to see yourself in the situation.
When we consistently SEE the vision, it creates the same type of sensation to make things happen; turning our dreams into reality. It serves as a consistent reminder of what we want to achieve. Out of sight, out of mind; place your vision board where you will see it EVERY SINGLE DAY, bedroom, screensaver, t-shirt, draws (underwear for my non-country folks).
Not your deep dive in your feelings journal, but a daily track your task and productivity journal. It’s a reminder of what needs to be accomplished, if not it becomes EASY to either push it back or forget all about them (….like your 2017 new years resolution…witcha lying self). Daily you are able to prioritize (or at least SOMETHING) to draw you closer to your dreams.
Honestly, before I began keeping a journal in 2014; I was a BIG talker. I wanted to talk about this, and that but nothing was getting done. Mainly because I am VERY indecisive. I will sit in the wine section of Trader Joe’s for 45 minutes going back and forth on what I want to purchase (I wanna get this, oh no, what if that is nasty tho? That’s 7.99 down the drain…). If you express characteristics in one area in your life, it is most likely that it is EVERYWHERE. And with my ideas, I was so indecisive in what I wanted to start first, what I wanted to focus, and that means I stood looking at the shelves picking NOTHING. When I started to write my task down, it forced me to become committed the what I wanted to accomplish.
But feel free to take it a step further; I added motivation quotes, scriptures, affirmations, and all kinds of ideas that hit me throughout the day (and of course my Quit day countdown… just read Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich). And if you don’t get a chance to knock out a task, roll it over to the next day. Roll it over too many times, you see how you have been trippin.
When the two are paired together.
You not only see your vision but begin to model task after them. It is almost as if by seeing them daily, you begin to yearn for them (…like I did that TV). As we prepare for 2017, I challenge you to do the same, turn your dreams into reality; step by step!