Friday Challenge: Draw Your Future
Making Your Vision Tangible Is An Important First Step Towards Turning It Into Reality.
As we experiment our way into building the lives we want for ourselves, we often have a foggy vision of what the future might hold. Even if it’s a specific outcome, we rarely accomplish it when we don’t make it tangible.
Let’s put our imagination to work. This is our practice for the week — cementing our future dreams by bringing them to life through drawing. When we draw our future (let’s make it our future 3 months from now) we are using three psychological best practices:
1. Increasing our awareness of what we want and visualizing it.
Elite athletes and top performers across multiple industries visualize their actions. Brain studies have shown that the same regions of the brain that are active during the actual activity are lit up during the visualization of those same activities.
2. Clarifying what our vision is.
Is there a better way to confront your future than to sit down and try to draw it?
3. Staying focused.
When a drawing of your next 3 months hangs somewhere in your home and serves as a constant reminder of where you want to transition, you can stay more directed on the path you are trying to walk.
So here’s what to do: Sketch a point in your life three months from now. This sketch can be literal or more of a metaphor. You can draw yourself (will you be a successful opera singer?) or a situation that you’d like to see happen in your life (perhaps traveling to Machu Picchu after turning in your notice). You can draw in stick figures or in rainbows or anything in between. Get creative — the most important thing is to not hold yourself back and draw what your heart desires.
Let us know how it goes — feel free to email us your 3 month vision.