Visualize And You CAN Achieve!

Visualize And You CAN Achieve!

This blog was originally published in 2012. It was updated with this video May 31 2016

“If you can visualize it, you can achieve it!”

But you have to actually visualize it first, and I’m going to show you EXACTLY how to do that in the video below.

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A story that began with a little De Ja Vu

The picture!

I was in Palm Dessert a few months ago I was on a hike with my boyfriend and one of his good friends. We were at a strenuous part of the hike, it was actually more like a rock climb at this point. His friend was above me and reached out to give me a helping hand.  As I reached up to grab his hand, I had a de ja vu moment. The exact picture of what was in front of me was on the vision board I had created a while back!

Hmmmmm, I guess I’ll do a vision board

I am getting ready to move in a few weeks and as I was cleaning through stuff I came across one of my old vision boards. I made this particular one when I was in a bad place. I was going through a divorce, I was a new mom, I was leaving a house I loved, and I was feeling sad & hopeless. I was just beginning to pick up the pieces and move on with a better life and I made a vision board.  At the time, the items I put on the board seemed impossible.  They were all things I wanted and wished for, but seemed so far out of reach.  I included them on my vision board anyway and started to do the work towards achieving them.  The crazy thing is when I look at that vision board now, I see that just about EVERY SINGLE thing has come to fruition!

Transformation STARTS in the mind. You have to want it, believe it and visualize it. If you can visualize your transformation, your goals your desires, visualize them every day, every where-  you will move towards them. The simplest way to define what you true visions are and start moving forward in the direction of achieving them is with a Vision Board.

Who do YOU want to become?

Do you want to be healthier? Stronger? Slimmer? Fitter? How about to live in a new home? Do you want to drive a new car? Have a family? Have a great relationship?  If you can VISUALIZE those things happening, you CAN achieve them!  I am not discounting the fact that you have to WORK for results…believe me, you DO.  There are NO shortcuts to the work, but without VISUALIZING the process first, you won’t ever get started. You can’t just visualize, wish and dream;  you HAVE TO DO THE WORK. Vision boards are a very powerful TOOL to help keep you on track while working towards and achieving your goals.

Vision Boards – A fun & revealing project!

It is a fun and easy project to make a vision board.  All you need is a blank poster board, some roll-on glue, scissors, and your favorite magazines. The more magazines and variety of magazines you can go through the better. Use housing, vacation, fitness, style, and business magazines. Go through the magazines and start cutting and tearing. Cut out any picture, phrase or word that appeals to you. Don’t go into this with a plan or direction, just see what appeals to you and make that pile! I do this every year and pull out pictures of scenery, houses, animals, physiques, happy expressions, quotes, words, and everything else that appeals to me.

Now comes the building part: Pick your FAVORITES from your collection and start gluing your collage into a vision board. Glue them on, arrange it in an appealing way.

Visualize and move towards your goals: Put your vision board some where you will see it DAILY. Pick a spot- your kitchen, your closet, wherever you START your day and can stare into it.

Amazing things happen once you create and use your vision board. You start to MOVE towards your vision and you start to do the work to make your goals happen.  I have made a vision board every year for the last several years and it is always amazing to look back at previous vision boards… those visions more often than not come to fruition. So what are YOU waiting for?  Go create your own vision board!

Excuses or solutions…YOU decide!

Natalie Jill

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Natalie Jill

Natalie Jill is a Fat Loss Expert turned high performance coach who helps woman Age In Reverse and level up their lives! Natalie Jill is the author of two best selling books "7 Day Jump Start- Unprocess Your Diet" and "Aging in Reverse" and has been recognized from Forbes and Greatist several years running as one of the top health and wellness influencers in the world. She is also the creator and host of the top ranking podcast Leveling Up Creating Everything from Nothing. . To know more about Natalie Jill, you can visit her Facebook Profile.

  • Yesenia
    Posted at 07:43h, 01 June

    I absolutely love this idea. It will help remind you everyday of goals and visions you are trying to set for yourself. Thanks for sharing your experience NJ.

  • Rocio
    Posted at 07:16h, 02 June

    Never done a Vision Board Before. A Good Motivation idea. Have to try it

  • mia
    Posted at 08:36h, 07 July

    Are the exercises a person with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome can do to achieve their goal with out having to stand up or jump around. I want to make this change but my current health issue prevents me from doing standing exercises due to an elevated heart rate of 30 or more beats per min. Plz give advice

    • Natalie Jill
      Posted at 18:51h, 14 July

      Hi Mia… I am NOT a doctor, so you should do whatever they suggest. That said, one thing you can control is your nutrition. No matter what might be holding back your workouts, you can eat properly. Eat a diet based on REAL food like the 7-day jump start. I hope this helps!

  • Jennifer Nash
    Posted at 06:21h, 14 June

    Thank you so much??

  • Debbie
    Posted at 06:34h, 14 June

    This is just what I have been needing to help me focus on my next phase of life. I have been wanting to make positive changes but didn’t know where to put all of my dreams down. I will be making a vision board to help keep me focused and turn these dreams into my realities. Thank you so much for this video!

  • Tracey zottarelli
    Posted at 08:36h, 14 June

    Thank you 4 sharing this with me.. it’s something I been analyzing in my head and haven’t done,but this just gave me the push I need 2 Finally do it.. this is the end of wk 3 for me and I am loving the changes in my mind body and spirit.I am completely committed to myself and not stopping.. my mind is strong and body is getting stronger everday.? . .. i feel better psychically , mentally.and health wise.. I have been working out hard,, did have a rough 2ND wk with the food , , i felt discouraged but not stopping no matter what!! I was only searching for solutions. Pushed though amd so hapoy u did cause wk 3 has been AMAZING LOVE the food,,and looking 4 ward to wk 4… Tysvm Tracey

  • Dylan
    Posted at 14:33h, 14 June

    I was having a problem with these post ups. But now these magazines are working. Thanks! Very Inspiring

  • Mariaelena Fleming Pizarro
    Posted at 16:36h, 14 June

    I am going to have to try this ?

  • Jane
    Posted at 11:00h, 22 June

    I did your nutition plan for 2 months and lost 25 pounds. I loved it had a trainer as well. I fell back. I can’t seem to get motivated. I try the nutrition plan and fall every time at day 3 or 7. I can’t afford a trainer. I will do my vision board. I also have your book Thank you