Visualize to Ignite Your Passions

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I’m getting exciting feedback on the passion blogs.  I’ve been told, though, to keep the blogs short and sweet.   I encourage you to remain open to some of the suggestions in these next blogs.

The past two weeks you have identified and ranked your seven passions.   Now it is time to ignite your passions into existence by visualizing.  When you visualize, your brain starts to make new pathways of thinking.   All the good athletes visualize their success daily, and the accomplished visualizers make it to the top.   Jim Carrey, the actor, credits his success to his constant visualization.  You can google “famous people that visualize.”  It is amazing.


The steps below will help you get a clear picture of your passions.  Then, BOOM, watch what happens.



  • Post your passions where you will see them regularly.  A good example is a sticky note stuck on the back of your phone.  Be creative.  Next,
  • Go through old magazines, Pinterest, and Google Images looking for the images that match your passions. Cut them out or print these images.  You can put these pictures in a folder, notebook, or envelope that you look at periodically.  Or, even better, paste them onto a vision board.  (small poster board you can get at Staples)  A great website that embellishes on this topic is How to Vision Board.  Vision boards are very powerful.  Don’t underestimate the power of this visualizing exercise.  Keep the vision board where you will see it on a regular basis.  If you aren’t quite sure of your passions, clipping pictures that you are attracted to may reveal something to you.
  • From time to time, preferably daily, close your eyes and visualize yourself living your passions.

I believed I could, and I did.

Stay tuned for my next blog for more on igniting your passions.  There is an entire chapter on “the power of the brain” in my book, Journal Your Way to Retirement.  Click here for more details:

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My long career as a CPA and Certified Financial Planner has kept me locked into numbers for a long time. But, over those years, I have come to understand the power of journaling or writing ideas and thoughts on paper. My hope is for one of these books to resonate with you and to provide you the tools to get what you want in life.

One comment on Visualize to Ignite Your Passions

  1. Evon Austin says:

    Great ideas Joan!! I did a vision board 13 years ago. I LOVED it!! I think I’m gonna work on another one. Last time I did a 5 yr one and I think that’s a good start. Whatcha think Joan?

    Love your blog!! Keep up the good work girl!! Thumbs up!!

    Thanks for sharing with BJC!! Anyone reading this is welcome to join us! Barefoot Journaling Chronicles on FB. Joan is a member! 🙂


    ~Evon Austin
    Barefoot Journaling Chronicles

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