A statement, usually a sentence or phrase, that we use in mind programming to help us access underdeveloped skills or mental resources that we have in our potential. They work because the mind’s mental pathways don’t become fixed as a child, and remain flexible into adulthood. Recent research shows that these mental programs are fluid throughout our lives, and can be shifted or changed depending on our lifestyles or needs. This usually happens without us being aware of it – when we learn new skills or step up into a new role. But it also happens without us knowing when we tell ourselves what we can and can’t do – when we program ourselves.
We can alter our mental pathways, strengthening some aspects of our personalities, by changing the words we say to ourselves in our minds. This is what a vision statement is – words we tell ourselves that help us realise the vision we want to make real. We usually need to repeat them a few times a day for at least three weeks, before we can be certain of seeing a shift.
To work, vision statements must always be written in the positive and in the present tense (see the appropriate text in the toolkit) and we recommend keeping them to the following types of formulas until you are more practised.
Each and every day I am more and more…
As each moment passes I am even more…
By day and by night I am more and more…
Here is a list of useful, tried and tested vision statements based upon years of research;
Each and every day I am repeating my vision statements and reaping the benefits
Each and every day I am feeling more and more confident
Each and every day I realise the more positive I am, the better my life gets
Each and every day I am being more and more motivated
Each and every day I am enjoying leading a more and more ethical life
Each and every day I believe in myself more and more
Each and every day I am enjoying my life more and more
Each and every day I know I can make a difference more and more
Each and every day I enjoy standing up for what I believe in more and more
Each and every day I see more and more benefits to living a life of honour
Each and every day I am being more and more compassionate and understanding
Each and every day I enjoy being a good person more and more
Each and every day I am living my life more and more fully
Each and everyday I see more and more the benefits of coming together to make the vision a reality
Each and every day I am focusing more and more on making my vision happen
With each positive step I take, the more I come together with others to make a better world
Each and every day I am enjoying more and more being an creative leader in my life and in my community
Each and every day I am enjoying more and more the many benefits of being a leader
Each and every day I love my life even more
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