This story of successful visualization dates all the way back to 2003. My last year of college, one of my marketing professors assigned us to read, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. The book suggests one write a mission statement for your life. We were assigned to do just that in any creative way we wished.
I was about to close one chapter of my life and open another. I knew I was about to get my first big girl job. Most likely in sales due to my business/marketing degree. I began thinking broader, what did I want to do with my life? What was my mission statement? As I was driving back to Chico, after a visit home, an idea for my mission statement came to me. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was high with the thought of my future; I felt like I had come up with the best idea! I felt great! I was giddy with excitement! The paper that followed was titled “Sales Heaven.” Here is a picture of that actual assignment I turned in, I’ve kept it all these years.
My ideal job is to sell the idea and concept of health to Elementary school children and their parents. I have a passion to improve the health of America’s youth. I want to lecture at schools and community centers. My primary mission is to motivate parents to think healthy, eat right, and get fit. I want the eating habits of families to change. Currently our country faces and obesity epidemic. We need to start educating parents and children in order to fix and stop the problem. I want to educate people to eat right for maximum health benefits. Strong minds start with strong bodies!!!!!! I want everyone in America to be happy, healthy and fit. I want to encourage people to shoot for the stars. I will establish mega credibility. My attitude and action will produce results. I just want to say hello America let’s get healthy.
So how exactly did I come up with this? My thought process was such: I loved my business/marketing major and was looking forward to a sales job. It’s just that I was not super excited about the kinds of sales jobs available. I was contemplating a second interview I was offered with a large soda manufacturer. But I knew soda was not good for people, so it didn’t feel right. Pharmaceutical sales jobs were highly coveted; they offered great pay and seemed like a good stable job. However, those companies wanted biology majors with 3.5 cumulative GPA’s. I didn’t meet either of these requirements. In the back of my mind though, the pharmaceutical jobs were like the soda job. I’m not sure I felt comfortable selling, things that in my opinion, are not necessarily good for people. So what could I sell that I could feel good about?
At the time one of my sorority sisters was nutrition major en route to become a Registered Dietician. I liked her homework and her major interested me. I wanted to go back to school to earn an additional degree in nutrition then go on to become a Registered Dietician. I knew I was not going right back to school because I needed to work and support myself, this was a long-term goal. Once I obtained a nutrition degree, I could then combine my business/marketing degree with a nutrition degree to promote health to kids and families. I thought my idea was fabulous!
I’d say I’m close to my original mission statement from 2003. It’s finally happening!!! Thanks to the Internet! And the biggest thanks to my subscribers. Thank you for reading my work. I hope I continue to inspire you to live happier and healthier!
Visualize, Visualize, visualize ladies! It works!!! Feel how it will feel! Get excited! It’s not stupid or foolish! Plus no one has to know what’s going on in your head!! Share with supportive people if you want!
Note: if it doesn’t feel right to share with someone, DON’T!! Trust your gut! No one needs unsupportive people telling them they can’t do something. If you share with someone and don’t get the response, you wanted to move on and learn from it. Next time trust your gut! Know that when people are naysayers, they are referring to themselves, “I can’t do XYZ,” not YOU can’t do XYZ!! You have to fill your cup up and not rely on other people or circumstances to fill your cup and make you happy.
You got this ladies! Start visualizing what you want today! It should never feel forced. Allow your emotions to be your guide. If you feel good, it’s a good fit. If you feel uneasy or anxious, it’s not what you really want. Move onto to a thought that does feel good.
Visualizing what you want your life to look like is extremely effective. I have so many stories to share with you that illustrate visualization works! Keep reading Happiness Doesn’t Diet for more.