By writing this post on visualization goals, I am trying to determine if I want to do a challenge to accompany my already difficult but achievable 365 days of writing challenge. I would like to do a 30 day visualization challenge in which I try to manifest my goals more effectively. I could then use this blog to document my results. Perhaps, by posting my prospective visualization goals here, I can convince myself to make them a reality.
1. Pay Off My Debt
One of the main reasons I've been able to pay down close to half of my debt in the last year is because of a visualization-related endeavor I did in 2010 called The 40 Day Prosperity Plan, written by John Randolph Price. With meditation and mantras, I laid the foundation for a much higher income through my book sales, writing and advertising. If I embark on a 30 day visualization challenge and I don't concentrate on the source of that debt-seeking missile, perhaps I can be completely paid off by the end of 2012.
2. Get in the Best Shape of My Life
I took some steps toward this last year by training for a 10 mile race, but I often have one or two hiccups a year that prevent me from keeping my momentum up to make some major gains. To keep the good times going and the fat going away, one of my visualization goals will be to have a healthy physique, which will in turn, help me to feel as good on the outside as I do on the inside.
3. To Have a Bestseller
Selling over 6,000 copies of my 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts book has been divine. But what if I had a true bestseller, totaling over 100,000 copies sold? Having a bestseller of this magnitude is one of my visualization goals because it would bring me a great deal of freedom. Selling so many books would make quick work of the debt problem and it would enable me to pay my father back for half of college (as per our verbal agreement). I could treat Amy to nicer thins and I could work on some of my other passions like producing movies. It would also make me feel somewhat more legitimate as a writer to have a bestseller under my belt.
4. To Be More Romantic
I realize that romance is a two-way street, but as the frequent instigator in my relationship, I would like the energy to create more of a romantic atmosphere at home. Amy and I typically both so beat at the end of our difficult, but satisfying days, we usually just want to pass out while watching TV together. It's nice, but one of my visualization goals is to be inspired with new gusto and to be a bit more of the hopeless romantic I used to be.
5. To Build up this Website
Lately, I have been working like a dog to bring more traffic to this site. So far, so good, as last month the site average over 700 people a day, my highest monthly average ever. If I am going to be able to sustain myself on my writing alone, however, I will need to make this site one of the top writing resources on the Web. I want the site to bring in over 5,000 visitors a day and to pull in over $100 a day on AdSense. By visualizing this goal, which would make me even more proud of all the work I've put in, I hope that I can bring it into existence.
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.