Vision – imagining your goals as real

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Word of monthIt is the end of one year and the beginning of a new year.  It is this time of year that most of us look at what we have done in the past and what we would like to do in the future.  Then we make resolutions “New Year Resolutions”, that many times last about a week or 2 or 3 and soon are forgotten.  So, is it bad then to even make a resolution at all?  Is there another way of reaching goals that we would like to reach?

One of the best parts of making a resolution is we do stop and think about what we are doing, have done or would like to do.  We are becoming more mindful at that moment.  Most of us can fill in the blank, “I would like to ________ this year.”   This month we are talking to our students about using our ability to envision themselves reaching their goals.  This is another way of helping us to reach our goals.

A writer once said that, “Vision is the promise of what you will one day be.”  Even our youngest students are able to take this step.  It may be they have a vision of being able to ride a bike, tie their shoes, swim, or master another skill or task.  No matter what it is that you want to be able to do, it is important to be able to see yourself doing it.  It is also important to write it down and talk about it to others.

We have other senses to that come into play.  So no matter your goal, imagine in your mind accomplishing your goal.  See it, feel, smell, hear what it would be like to accomplish your goal.  What will all of your friends and relatives feel and see when you reach your goal?  Make it real in your vision and mind and you are able to accomplish it.

“See it.  Sense it.  Say it.  Believe it.  Achieve it.”

What is one thing that you would like to achieve this year? Tell us what you are resolved to do this year.