The Science: A strong vision is an invaluable tool for accomplishing difficult tasks and goals. The Law of Attraction is connected with the reticular activating system (RAS), located at the base of the human brain stem. RAS programs visual and audio cues that spur you to action. I love Tristan Loo's examples:
"Imagine you are in a meeting room talking to several people and out in the distant corner of the room you hear your name. All your focus is diverted in the direction that you heard your name because that bit of information is tagged by the RAS as important to you. Your RAS is responsible for having the ability to sleep through the noise of traffic outside your room, but waking up suddenly at the smallest cry from your infant child. Another example of RAS at work is when you go and buy a brand new car and then suddenly you notice many more people around your city have that exact same car."
How-To: Creating and frequently flipping through a vision book will help your reticular activating system "program" your goals subconsciously. You'll see the right choices, and gravitate toward them. All you need is a blank book, magazines/print outs, scissors and a glue stick to make your own.
Make your pages and look back at them often. Keep the vision of what you're doing on your mind, positive thoughts and images will always trump doubt.
Still working on my healthy lifestyle pages. Other pages shared are for envisioning my re-branding.
My Vision Experience Proof: Remember my epic job list? When I worked retail I often had detailed visions of working a coveted office job. Once I had office work I had detailed visions of working from home on my own projects. I strongly feel like keeping the vision helped me get where I am and I'm going to continue doing this for growth into the future.
I'm not minimizing DOING: Making action steps and doing them is vital, of course. You can't just dream, you have to do. This will help you while you work and inspire you TO work; like the new car example, doing this will help make background cues for accomplishing your goals suddenly glaringly obvious. (Like choosing to sign up for an art class advertised in the coffee shop window you wouldn't have even noticed before.)
The Yuko: "I helps makes goals too, ma? Nah, just gonna jump on all your stuff."
I hope this has you thinking more about the power in our own minds to make anything we want come true if we "program" it right.
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