Vision on Paper

Welcome to the weekend! Today is a little break from the Camino, and I’ll tell you why at the end!

Recently a lovely couple had me draw out improvement ideas for their house. So, I spent time at their house, heard their ideas, looked at pictures, sketched, talked with them on and off, and nine and a half hours later came up with two versions.

This project of putting their vision on paper will inspire you in your next goal.

Their action reminded me of both what Representative Francis Awerkamp told our youth group once, and what Jock Willink tells his podcast listeners every so often: write down your goals, then put them in a place where you can see them.

Because it’s not just enough to write them down -you have to see those goals.

You have to visualize what you want to achieve.

Keep reading for a bit more inspiration and to see both pictures!

Here’s the New Immaculata from a few days ago! Could you imagine starting this project without a concrete vision?

American author Napoleon Hill said “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”

And that’s what this couple did with their house. They really let their imagination play. And then they transferred what had grown from their imagination into mine.

And I built upon what I had received from them. Together, especially over a late-night consultation video chat, we concocted the right blend of elements to make an A House and a B House.

Here’s House A:

I feel sure that this couple will eventually bring into existence what they had originally imagined. Now have a tangible image that they can look at each day.

And here’s House B:

Which one do you like best?

Lolo Jones, Olympian hurdler and bobsledder, in her beautiful and motivational book Over It, said visualizing the end goal, was her secret to go from healing after a tough surgery to win in the next big race.

She would lay in her sickbed, unable to do almost anything, but she would build within her the exact image of the race she wanted to achieve. Then she would go through the race multiple times in her head. Though she wasn’t writing it down, she was visually targetting exactly what she wanted, and immediately implementing it as best as she could. The mental image would be so precise that her whole body quivered and sweated as though she had actually completed the race.

Choosing what you want,
Putting it on paper
And looking at it
is like a map 
that will guide you.

No adds for today! Thanks so much for reading! The Camino will be back, God willing, on Thursday! We’ll try shooting for that as our new release day!

Which house did you like best? Also, what vision would you like to put down on paper?


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