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Start your year with a vision board!

Hello 2020!

Happy New Year!

I haven’t posted in a while because I needed to take a break and reflect. I’m currently on a social media fast! I’m taking time to figure out what I want to do next and just taking a breather. If you follow this blog then you know I love social media breaks!

Every year, I usually write out a list of goals that I want to accomplish for the new year, but this year I needed something a little more visual.

Vision boards are wonderful.

I’ve never created one before until now, but as I learn more about LOA and manifestation, I’m constantly reminded how great they can be. So I decided to make one!

If you’re not familiar with them, vision boards or sometimes called “dream boards” is putting your goals and dreams on a board! Why? When you can physically see your desires it helps with attaining them. It is important to put your vision board in a place that you will see it everyday. Visualization! When you see your board, you’re automatically going to glance over the pictures and words and start visualizing them. This is good.

Making my vision board was easy and fun! I got a plain white project board from Dollar Tree and old magazines from the thrift store! For specific pictures or words I needed, I printed them out from my computer. I took all the pictures and words and glued it to the board and boom. Done. My vision board now sits on my dresser and I see it everyday.

What do you put on your board?

Anything. Your goals. Your dreams. Specifically for a 2020 VB, you should map out how you want your year to go. Do you want to finally buy a home? Do you want to travel to 5 different countries? For myself, I put a lot of my board but it was mostly the same main goals. My Board consists of travel goals, career goals and financial! I also put things about gaining confidence and loving myself because that’s always good.

If you haven’t made one yet, go make one! It doesn’t take long and it’ll help guide your year! After completing my VB, I am MORE ready for 2020! Let’s do this!

VISION BOARD RULES!

(There aren’t any but here are some things to keep in mind)

1. Write out your goals first! So you have a clear vision of what you want on your board. You’ll save time! Instead of randomly buying magazines and not knowing exactly what pictures (magazines) you’ll need.

2. It doesn’t have to be perfect. This is your vision!

3. It’s okay if you don’t accomplish EVERYTHING you put on it. I have multiple places I want to travel this year but I’m trusting that I will end up where I’m supposed to be this year! It’s perfectly okay if I don’t go to each and every place I want to. It’s okay.

4. After you make your board, go take action! I believe when things are out of your hands, you must let God/ the universe take over and show/give you a way. However, I also believe in “ask, seek, knock,” I believe that you don’t need to know HOW some things are going to happen but search and the way will be provided. If you want to own a Mercedes Benz, you should work towards getting it and trust that you will. You shouldn’t just sit and expect a new Benz to be in your driveway tomorrow.

5. Piggybacking off of #4 Don’t stress. Don’t worry. You may be big dreams as you should, but don’t worry about HOW it’ll happen too much. Do what you can and should and trust you will get it. Like mentioned, I have multiple trips planned for this year. I already booked 3 hotels hehe. It’s going to cost a lot of money, but I’m working hard at my financial goals and I’m letting it go. I’m doing my part, (saving, working) and trusting that I will make these trips!

6. Have fun!!! This is a fun life game, go play!

At the end of the year, look over your board and see how many things have manifested!

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What Does Success Mean To You?

Success is defined in simple terms as accomplishing a desired outcome or the attainment of a certain thing.

Society likes to paint a picture of what success is or what it’s supposed to be or look like. We are told from a young age that we have to go to college, get a good job, have a family and nice home. But, what if that’s not what everyone wants? There are multiple definitions to success and it’s ones personal decision to decide what that is.

For some, success might be being a CEO at a company or becoming a fashion designer. Some dream of owning a brand new home built from ground up. Many are okay with renting. For some people, renting a small apartment in NYC right in the middle of the city while working at a coffee shop can be considered success. Having a certain amount of money is also what some define as success.

I remember I used to work at a popular pizza restaurant and myself and my coworkers were discussing our dreams cars. Most of them named fancy expensive cars average people don’t see on a daily basis like Ferrari’s. I spoke up and said my dream car was a Lexus. I’ve loved Lexus’ for years but have since moved on from them. Anyways, my coworkers immediately ridiculed me for naming a Lexus against the expensive cars costing 100k or more that they had mentioned. I kept saying that I didn’t like Ferrari’s or Lamborghini. Honestly, I am positive if I was extremely wealthy and could afford any car I wanted, I still wouldn’t want one. They’re great cars, just not my taste. Anyways, my coworkers kept saying, “that’s not a dream car, a dream car is something that you can’t really have, you can easily have a Lexus.” Basically, my dream car was too cheap to be considered a dream car. Okay.

I still think about that moment, and I promise I didn’t change my dream car because of that. My current dream car cost around the same as a Lexus. But, I always think back to that moment because they truly believed it didn’t qualify.

I believe this is the case for most things in life. We want to have our dream careers, cars, homes and lives. That is what we would consider success in our eyes. However, it’s important to realize that it doesn’t have to be the same for everyone. It most likely won’t be the same for most of us. And that’s okay. I’ve also met a few people who didn’t look at success in terms of things. They simply say, happiness. Happiness is success. It didn’t matter what they were doing, as long as they were happy, they would consider themselves successful. I absolutely love that point because it pushes one to truly find happiness and with that you’ll find success.

Never look at anyone and compare their success to yours. You might be a doctor and they might be a florist but that’s what they wanted. You might be working a regular 9 to 5 that makes you happy and allows you to do all that you desire and someone might be a millionaire. If you believe you have reached success, then you have.

What is success for me? I believe I will consider myself successful when I am a full time writer. I don’t need to be a rich writer or a famous one. If writing is paying my bills and I no longer have to go clock in to work for someone else. I will have reached success in my own terms. If I am able to take a vacation here and there and not worry about it breaking my bank, I will have reached success in my own terms. If I am able to buy a home, it doesn’t have to be a mansion, just a beautiful home that I love. I will have reached success in my terms.

Like I mentioned, my dream car has changed. It’s okay to change your dreams, plans, or goals. It’s okay for your definition of success to change, as long as, it’s still your own definition. Never let anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, tell you what is or isn’t success. That is up to you to decide.

So, what does success look like for you?

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