Today’s Mandala Message: I allow myself to see my goals as completed.
I’m continuing with Principle #11 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” (TSP) entitled “See What You Want, Get What You See. Today I set my intention to ponder the idea of visualizing my goal(s) as completed. To do this Canfield suggests: “All you have to do is close your eyes and see your goals as already complete. … Make the images as clear and bright as possible. … Write down each of your goals and objectives, then review them, affirm them, and visualize them every day.”
I have to admit I struggle with visualizing my goals as completed. I can probably do it here and there but I have yet to incorporate visualization fully as he suggests. Interestingly though, for today’s mandala coloring, I actually saw in my mind’s eye the sections with the straight lines as already done. I didn’t try to do that, the image just kept popping into my head on and off throughout the morning. Now that I look at it completed, the straight line sections look exactly how I saw them. Hmmmm…maybe there’s something to this visualization thing.
Truthfully, I think my biggest issue is with goals in general. Maybe that’s where I need to start…visualizing my goals’ list already completed with their objectives, mind maps, and action steps. And to visualize myself as being justifiably proud for having completed the list and enjoying the whole process to get there. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do.
btw…if you’re curious, it took 55 minutes for me to draw in all those straight lines.
So how about you? Do you ever visualize a goal (project, task, etc) as completed before you’ve even started on it (them)? Do you struggled with visualizing to begin with? What’s you take on visualizing in general?
“Any professional athlete— Carli Lloyd
will tell you that
the mind is everything.
For me, there is no shame
in saying that
I visualize and I meditate,
because it really works.”
The Mandala Lady
I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.