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With New Years right around the corner I'm sure many of you are thinking about setting resolutions. What do resolutions mean to you? I feel the major issue with New Year's Resolutions is since we don't keep them we feel as if we failed even though that's not the case. For some reason we don't think "if at first you don't succeed try, try again", like with other things.
New Years Resolutions
Looking at various research, the general consensus seems to be (on an average) after about six months only 50 percent stick to their resolutions and after a year it goes down to 10 percent. Because New Year's Resolutions are about change, it's difficult. It's not always easy to just put something on paper and then change. After surveying about 40 people: Most don't even look at their New Year's Resolutions often; they write them, keep them in their head, or start that diet or exercise regimen or give up those cigarettes and then slowly go back to their old habits. Afterwards they will look at the paper and think to themselves "I didn't stick to that one" or "I failed again". Many of us do it, I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but I'd like to introduce, or re-introduce, you to a technique that does not entail "New Year's Resolution"
per se, but does begin setting your plan in motion. This is why I believe in setting goals all year; creating your vision. If you've read my articles in the past then you are familiar with Vision Boards. If you haven't let me briefly explain.
A Vision Board is:
A collage of your goals, dreams and desires you view on a daily basis. It is a way to take your mind's vision to a new level, place it onto a Board, and send it out to the Universe which will render it more likely that you will achieve or receive your hopes and dreams. When I declare something in writing I notice I become more committed. When you say something out loud to others I believe you become more committed also. When you look at a Board every day that is filled with all of your thoughts, desires and dreams, you begin to set your mind in motion to begin working towards them. It makes you more aware of your conscious thoughts instead of them just sitting in your unconscious mind. With that, you are constantly focusing on what you want and you work towards receiving it.
Your Manifestations Arrive
Hopefully when your manifestations arrive you notice them. You may not have noticed them before – they just fell in your lap. Now you will take notice because you know what you're looking for. You have a target to aim at. You begin to pay attention to the signs that your dreams are coming to fruition. By the end of the year you will look at your board and realize so much of what you hoped for came true, unlike New Year's Resolutions of the past. I'm not saying this isn't similar in some ways, but much, much more effective. You can create Vision Boards all through the year; change them as you grow and accomplish all you desire.
From experience with my own Vision Boards, it's quite amazing all the things that have come into existence for me. Even things I didn't expect because I wasn't quite specific on my Board. I share these stories in my workshop; they are not only amusing but astonishing because of how these Boards work. I also see so many of my clients, friends and families lives change after creating their vision. It's truly fascinating and I believe everyone should experience it. My life wouldn't be as full and whole without my Vision Boards. I don't know how to explain it any better than that, except when you look at something everyday – what you are all about, who you want to be, who you are, what you want to accomplish, it's empowering. I am empowered by my Vision Board on a daily basis. Who can ask for anything more from something that looks like a simple collage of pictures, sayings and objects?
I think a lot of us don't want to face the fact that 'change' takes time. And because of that thought process we think we've failed because 'something' hasn't happened as quickly as anticipated. Change doesn't happen over night.
Changes slowly happen
With a Vision Board we look at it daily and we slowly see the changes happening in our lives. Of course we are making them happen, but how great is it when one year later you look at the Board and you've created so many of the events, pictures, sayings, and changes on it. Hooray for Vision Boards in place of New Year's Resolutions. Get Motivated With Marion and come join me for some on-line workshops I’ll be holding sometime in January. Create your best life - 2012. If you are interested in an on-line workshop let me know. I will be having groups and one-on-one. HOORAY!!!!!!