What's Your Vision for the Future?

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What's your vision for the future?  Do you have a clear picture of exactly what you want your life to look like today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or in 10 to 20 years?  Experts tell us that it's important to be very specific when setting our goals - the more specific we are, the better the likelihood of achieving that which we desire.

Have you ever created a "vision board"?  The experts also tell us that our minds need a very clear picture [literally] of exactly what we want to manifest.  Creating a vision board containing pictures of what we want our lives to look like and what we hope to achieve will help our brains stay focused on what it is we want in our lives. 

Of course you can visualize, imagine and dream all you want but nothing is going to happen until you take whatever ACTION is necessary.  The hope is that remaining constantly focused on our desired end result will help us overcome our resistance to taking that necessary action - force us to do what needs to be done. After all, we know what needs to be done, the hard part is actually doing it.

I stumbled upon this fun free website www.WeightMirror.com that helps us visualize exactly what we will look like at our ideal weight.  Since the process of visualization is so important, the hope is that it will help us stay focused on our health, fitness and weightloss goals.  Check it out and let me know what you think! 

And please let me know, what's your vision for the future?

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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (15)

Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

Good or bad I have always been a "fly by the seat of my pants" girl. I WILL check out the website though.

Apr 16, 2011 07:32 AM
Jeanne M. Gavish
Jeanne Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - Spring Hill, FL
Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S

Yes I have a vision board and update it as I go through life.  It sits right by my bed and I look at it first and last thing every day. Good Post

Apr 16, 2011 07:33 AM
Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

I just recently ordered an Anthony Robbins CD set to "set" myself straight. It is not that I am lazy, I just have a habit of fits and starts. The only thing I ever finish is dinner.....

Apr 16, 2011 07:34 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Great  post...needs to be a featured one.    Thank you!

Apr 16, 2011 07:35 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Karen, I have a contrarian view of this 5, 10, 20 yr view of life looking backwards. I like the visualization but the adjustments have to be made along the way. TOO many unpredictables and God laughs at our plans I think is so true. But try, nonetheless, but don't be surprised if you end up somewhere completely else than what you thought.

Apr 16, 2011 07:50 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

This would be a great post for the Take it off in the Rain group!!  Had to laugh at Gary's comment (#5). He's right! I'm sure God laughs at a lot of our plans! :O) I'm glad He has a great sense of humor! xxoo

Apr 16, 2011 07:57 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Ellie - if you're where you want to be, then whatever you're doing must be working for you. I'm not one to mess with success

Jeanne - glad to hear it.  It's important to make adjustments along the way, especially as goals are achieved, it's important to set new ones.

Kathy - you're funny.  And Tony is awesome, you'll love hearing what he has to say



Apr 16, 2011 08:00 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Li - thank you.

Gary - God does indeed laugh at our plans - that's for sure!  I hear what you're saying, but I also believe that without a road map to where we want to be, we might end up someplace we really don't want to be.  We must be willing to make adjustments during our journey.

Joni - Thank goodness God has a sense of humor!

Apr 16, 2011 08:02 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I have a vision board in my home office.  I see it each time I sit down to work--it helps me keep my priorities in order.

Apr 16, 2011 09:35 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Karen, very well said.  You need to have a vision of what you want, but a vision also requires action on our part in order to be achieved.

Apr 16, 2011 01:53 PM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Karen that was so cool...I wish losing 20 lbs was that easy. As for my vision, I'm an artist and i express myself  a bit each day.

Apr 16, 2011 02:29 PM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi  Karen,

Floyd Wickman from Swethogs, over 20 years ago , required the students to his sweathog classes to start his 12 week program to create a key ring (with keys) that had the visual and or miniture versions of all the places and or items that made up your goals, dreams and passion....

Many would create laminated prints of what they had as goals, and carry it around for the duration of the progam.....

I guess not much has changed over the decades, goals visualized and kept in fron of you will generate results....... almost guaranteed.

Apr 16, 2011 06:25 PM
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

Great post, and I agree Karen this should be a featured post.  :0) Gail

Apr 17, 2011 12:26 AM
Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

Norma - god for you

George - that's the hard part

Ellen - I wish losing weight was that easy too - we need that action George was talking about

Mr & Mrs Pfanntastic - A lot of this advice about achieving goals has been around for a long time - 100's if not 1000's of  years. 

Gail - Thanks!


Apr 17, 2011 05:51 AM
Barbara Altieri
Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Karen -- I'm going to create a 'vision' of me at weightmirror (cool site!) and post it on my wall.  That might give me more incentive to lose a few pounds. LOL

Apr 21, 2011 03:44 AM