Visualizing Success

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Since it's a new year, I figured I would try out some new techniques for happiness, success, career satisfaction and the like. While in college, I rarely thought about these things when the new year came - I just prepared for a new semester. As an adult, I realize that a new year doesn't have to symbolize new beginnings but it is a nice time to take stock of ourselves. This week I went to a "visualization class" at my yoga studio. If this is too new-age for you, I understand. I'm a fairly logical person but I figured an experience like this couldn't hurt. Since I'm a visual learner, I realized this was a great opportunity to "see" what I wanted out of my future.

In this class, we created vision boards of things we wanted in our life (not material things). I realized it's a great time for students and new graduates to figure out what is most important and design a path to success. Whether it's creating a list or cutting out a few pictures, I realized that a visualization technique just might work for me.

I also realized I'm not alone in this quest. This article gives great information if you want to try a visualization technique. There is a great deal of information on this site so it might take you a while to see if this method is right for you, but I urge you to give it a try. It just might make your goals a reality. I will update you on my progress as well.

Please comment if you have any tips for visualization or success in the New Year!

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Amy Muldoon graduated from Penn State University in 2005 and worked in corporate public relations for three years before returning to graduate school to become an English teacher. Her strengths include: drafting speeches, writing talking points for media interviews, making corporate presentations, and writing for publications.

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