30 Day Road to Discovery: Day 18 – Vision

by Notorious Spinks on 01.20.2011

I have notebooks everywhere.  I mean everywhere.  I have thoughts and concepts written in them but they are so unorganized.  If I think it then I write it in most cases.  I even have one in the bathroom.  Go figure…

An orange notebook w/ glasses

Credit: Zirconicusso

Last month I started flipping through my notebooks.  I was determined to get my ideas and thoughts organized.  I started out by getting some blank paper and organizing my notes into categories: personal and business.  After I got them separated I put them in two spiral notebooks.  I wrote VISION on the notebooks in large red letters.

Once I finished transferring everything I had a clearer picture of what I wanted.  So I started writing out my steps with dates to accompany them.  I guess a bit like goal setting.  So far the entire process has been pretty successful.

Vision

When it comes to ideas I learned that it’s important to write them down to manifest them.   The most important thing is to make sure they are organized.  If they’re scattered everywhere then so is your vision.

My vision for 2011 is so much clearer.  I’m actually working on a vision board now to get a more visual stimulate with photos.  In addition to my photos I’m going through my music to make a cd of music that I feel expresses my journey in songs.  This should be interested.  When I finish the vision cd and board I’ll be sure to post so you all can see.

Do you write your thoughts on paper and how do you keep them organized to make sure your vision comes to pass?

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Notorious Spinks January 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

@BSW – I have to try OneNote and see how I like it. I typically use notebooks because when I get online I start doing all type of stuff. When I just have my paper and pen I’m in the moment of now. But I’m going to check out OneNote. I’ll be on the look out for your vision board.

@RHP – You know you always bring the good stuff. Lawd! My post tomorrow will be based on the scripture below. Also I’m about to check out those books now. Thanks for the support!

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Book Snob Wannabe January 20, 2011 at 9:30 am

Hey!

Just like you I have TONS of notebooks/journals laying around with visions/goals/ideas in them. I wish I would have thought of this while I was out on my winter break, but nevertheless…..

Microsoft has an excellent program called, “OneNote” that I am going to put all my visions/goals/ideas in. I am using it for school this semester and I think that it is going to help out alot.

To have everything separated by subject in one place should be great. The only thing is finding time to put everything on there between working, classes, studying, reading, blogging and trying to maintain some kind of social life.

Lastly, I would love to see the vision board when you are finish with it. I just finish mine last Friday. I should have it posted on my blogs over the weekend!!

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Reading Has Purpose January 20, 2011 at 6:57 am

I write down my goals. Thats the easy part. I think the tough part is mapping out a plan to attain them. I’ve been reading The Difference which helps you figure out what to do to accomplish your goals. I thought I had a plan but I realized that if I couldn’t write it down, it wasnt much of a plan at all.

Once I started writing my road map, I’ve been able to see why some of these goals are back on my list that should’ve been reached in 2010!

I think one thing that was tripping me up was separating the different parts of my life into different journals. Everything in your life should balance with the next. Chawzown reiterated that. Compartmentalization wasn’t working for me because I couldn’t tell what wasn’t fitting where it should. Plus I had to many freakin journals!

But one of the most important things Ive learned came straight out of the good book Prov 16:9 – “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” So I just roll with it!

-Shannon

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