Virtually Seizing Opulence CHALLENGE
It took 7 days to create the world as we know it. A lifetime was spent from up high pondering the perfect plan of action. Like a game of chess, every move was strategic. Life as we know it began with a Vision. Even the great creator, whatever you may call him/her/it, executed a masterpiece that was deemed perfect, and everything was as it should be. The word VISION takes on a powerful meaning not easily gifted to random empty vessels. Webster defines the word as the ACT or POWER of IMAGINATION: UNUSUAL discernment or FORESIGHT. Every great man or woman that has done something eventful, that impacted the world, started with a vision. All great leaders have a very POWERFUL testimony as it relates to having a VISION that they put into ACTION.
So why are we even discussing thoughts and ideals that surround the makeup of elite visionaries? Well it’s that time of year again. 2016 is among us, and we all share something in common as we depart the present year. Many of us typically sit back quietly and do a true evaluation of self. Personally, I always take a look at my year end review and assess where I am in life. People across the globe speak about plans for their NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION. People who know me can attest to my creative capacity. I have been told I am an innovative person that is full of ideas. One of my personal mottos is “My vision is clear, now let the journey begin.” Most of the time when I have a vision, it usually happens first thing early in the morning. I see an amazing ending to something that I would like to do. That thought alone excites me enough to pursue maximum efforts to begin working on the project. My business partners and friends get so frustrated with me often. They say that I give them ideas that are “end sighted” (yes, I just made that up). I have been told that my vision, when presented only consists of the X-Z while A-W is lost, unclear, or not properly outlined.
Have you ever had a dream that excited you, but you only remembered how great the ending was? When trying to tell a friend all about your dream, you get so frustrated because everything that led up to the ending remains a blur. You remain excited while they’re stuck in between a delayed chuckle or the, “I had to be there” type of awkward moment. That’s how a lot of us set goals and articulate our visions to others and, most importantly, ourselves. The disappointing fact about my ideas is simple. I leave a lot of ideas on the table because I lose sight of the vision after the initial thrill or excitement wears off. As I exit 2015 and approach 2016, I want to be sure that I eliminate this problem so that I can properly and successfully MASTER my goals. Around this time last year, I was speaking to a good friend of mine, Elijah Oliver aka Take Flyght Captain, and he mentioned something about completing his yearly vision board. Strangely enough I never really paid that concept any mind until I started writing this piece here tonight. What is this “VISION BOARD” and how can it help me be an elite coal conqueror? Let’s take a closer look.
WHAT IS A VISION BOARD? A vision board is one of the most powerful ways to help navigate your way to help you clarify, concentrate and remain consistent towards achieving your goals. You are Picasso, Mozart, and Steven Spielberg; given a blank canvas or script for you to begin manufacturing your vision as you see it. By gathering a list of images, words, pictures, or slogans you can orchestrate a harmonic symphony of your visual goals.
WHO IS A VISION BOARD FOR? This vision board is for anyone that is looking for an exciting way to organize their expression of self. Vision boards can be utilized by anyone in any capacity, as a way to act as a visual reminder of what you aspire to achieve.
HOW DO I MAKE A VISION BOARD? The V.S.OP way is simple.
Identify the person places or things that encompass your NOUNS.
- Who are people/persons you want to associate with to help you with your goals?
- What are some places you wish to visit, travel to, or retire in life?
- What are things that you absolutely enjoy and make you happy? How do you reward yourself?
Write down ADJECTIVES that drive your personality. How would you describe yourself?
- Be honest with yourself. What are a few things about your personality that have delayed your goals?
- What are words or images that you can use to articulate positive energy that will serve as a reminder of who you are and what you excel at?
Finally select three VERBS to drive your why. (You why is a specific reason why your goals are important to you)
- Be organized and plan for success.
- Be action oriented and put your plan into fruition.
- Be motivated and resilient as obstacles present themselves.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE NEEDED? This project is very simple and can be completed with just a few pieces of material.
- A pen and paper to brainstorm your Nouns, Adjectives, & Verbs
- A poster board, scissors, glue
- Magazines, internet printings of images
WHEN DO I BEGIN? Well there is just only one question. #AreYouVSOP? If you are reading this BLOG, you have already begun. The challenge is on. You have now been chosen to participate in the vision board challenge. I challenge you to send this blog to 7 people on your social media and give them 7 days to post pictures and videos of their vision board on social media. Organize vision board parties with your peers and start 2016 off with a bang. No Goals Left Behind! Join the members of V.S.OP with The VISION BOARD CHALLENGE. The journey is on. #AreYouVSOP #VisionBoardChallenge
Mr. Nice Guy Signing Off
Happy New Year
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