by Linda-Ann Stewart
Being mindful and having a vision may seem contradictory.
Your vision is all about the future, where you’re going and your destination. Mindfulness
teaches you to stay in the present moment, without concern about the past or
future. It sounds like vision and mindfulness are in opposition, doesn’t it?
But they actually have a lot in common to help you be successful and achieve
your goals in life.
For instance, your vision, although you keep it in view,
necessitates you to have a plan and take steps to reach your destination. With your vision, the Law of Attraction knows what to draw to
you. Mindfulness involves being intentional, focusing on one task at a
time. Once you’ve completed that item, you focus on the next goal. In this way,
you stay on course to your objective. Being mindful also
opens a clearer channel to the Universe.
Mindfulness Are Complementary
That’s where vision and mindfulness intersect. When you’re
mindful about your vision, you focus on one step at a time, accomplishing it,
then moving onto the next one. Each action builds on the one before and puts you in flow with the Universe. You know where
you’re going (your vision), but your attention is on your current activity
(mindfulness). By mindfully working through your plan, you’ll reach your vision
with the Universe supporting your endeavors.
Being mindful of your vision can be challenging, as life is
full of pitfalls and distractions. Only by navigating through challenges, and
staying intentional and focused, can you be successful. Here are some suggestions
to help you stay mindful and focused on your path, so you don’t get lost in the
weeds. This makes it easier for the Law of Attraction
to know what it is you want.
Execute your plan.
You can’t just develop a plan and then ignore it. To stay on course, create
mini-steps so you take one each day. With a plan, the
Law of Attraction knows what to provide you to fulfill your goals. The
habit of taking action will propel you along so that you then take bigger and
Be present. It’s
easy to get lost in the future of what could be, or the past of what could have
been. Instead of trying to leap forward, or berating yourself for what you
didn’t do, ask yourself, “What can I do right now?” Pay attention to
what you can control now. Those actions add up.
This is the very opposite of being mindful. You’re trying to do several things
at one time, and this results in not doing any of them well. It gives you a
false sense of accomplishment, but when you look back, you realize you haven’t really
made any progress. Multitasking dilutes your energy and
confuses the Law of Attraction. Take one task, complete it, and only
then move on to the next.
Take a mental step
back. When faced with the temptation to detour, stop and think about it. Be
present with what’s going on. Why are you being distracted? Are you bored or
uncertain about your next step? Mentally think it through and decide if that
distraction or procrastination is worth taking the detour.
Talk yourself through
temptation. If you aren’t paying attention to what you want in the moment,
your environment is going to grab your attention. This is when distractions and
interruptions pull you off course. After you’ve decided you don’t want to take
that detour, keep yourself on course by being your own cheerleader. Tell
yourself something like, “Stay the course,” “One thing at a
time,” “I’ll take care of that detail later.”
Shift your attention
to the positive. Sometimes your mental meandering will take you into the undesirable
realm of negative thoughts. You doubt yourself, get upset at something not
going your way, or become frustrated at not making progress as fast as you’d
like. This blocks the flow of Universal energy. Again,
take a step back and ask yourself, “Is it worth it to dwell on these
ideas?” “Will this move me forward?” or “How much will this
matter in a month?” Then shift your attention to something beneficial and
productive. Acknowledge something that you’ve accomplished to change your
In the best of times, mindfulness and vision complement each
other. They make each other stronger and improve your success in every area of
your life. Mindfulness connects you with the Universal
flow and your vision gives the Law of Attraction instruction. As you
keep your vision in view, and practice being mindful in your daily life, you’ll
make the progress you seek.
The Universe wants the best for me. I develop a vision of what I want, and Universal energy and the Law of Attraction help me to fulfill it. As I am mindful about my steps, I remain on course, and stay in the flow of the Universe.
As a vision strategist, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners who feel stuck, immobilized and overwhelmed to to get clear, focused and on the fast track to the next level of their business. To achieve a 90-day goal more easily, sign up for her FREE comprehensive Strategic Vision blueprint at www.Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html
. You can contact her at LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com or 928-600-0452.