“The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.” ~ Steve Maraboli~
It is that time of the year when people all around the world start thinking, collecting the memories of the last three hundred sixty five days to begin planning for the next 12 months to come. I have heard the complaints of those things that couldn't be accomplished, the excuses and the why not’s, and the honest intentions of doing better or accomplishing something in the year to come. This is the time of vision boards that would hopefully “push” us to step out and add some action to our dreams. Personally, I have always had some difficulty with the “vision” word maybe because, in my lifetime, I have never had time to visualize much but to act upon it and, guess what? Everything has been accomplished.
According to the dictionary, a vision refers to that something seem in a dream, in the ecstasy world; our imagination. For many the object of the vision stays there forever, in the world of the fancy thoughts. Years ago I went to a vision board day workshop. The presenter started the session with these words, “think about where you see yourself in five years.” This is the favorite start up line. I had to respectfully laugh. I could barely visualize myself in the next two days, much less five years. So many things could happen in between now and then that the idea of fixating our future to a certain pre-fabricated vision is already a recipe for disaster. Instead of vision I would rather work with intentions; deliberate intentions which involve action and determination in the day by day awareness; our daily bread of reality in the present.
A Vision turned into Intention fueled by Deliberate Action produces VIDA which in Spanish means Life and that should be our main goal; to live every day fully aware and grateful for our gifts and talents and then sharing them with the world. From this point everything is possible, doors open, and opportunities knock. We are actually living our intention!
Those of you who follow me know about my passions; my passion for teaching, and learning, and traveling, and getting to know the world and its people the way they are. Against all the media scandal, we survived 2012 and 2013 is approaching as a wonderful time for positive changes if we move into the right direction and take the right actions. My VIDA Board is all about me and what I have to offer from myself to the world out there. It is not about a distant dream but about the immediate now! It’s about being here with all of you simply sharing our VIDA. May 2013 finds you full of it!