Friday, January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016 - Class #2

Congrats to our 4 people who got 28 days this week!  They are in the Hall of Fame!  

Today we learned about Vision Boards!  Vision boards are a great system to help you learn to focus on your goals.  The homework is to get your vision board up on the wall by Feb 5! (That's two weeks to get it done, but you don't have to wait until the last minute. 

Steve Harvey and Vision Boards 

Principles of Vision Boards 

Think of things you want (dreams, goals, it makes you happy, it solves problems)

Create a frame around your goals 

Make sure your goal is specific and measureable so you know when it is done.  

Set it up with 9 squares (see this page for ideas)

Print out pictures at  You can include words if you want. 

Look at your vision board - the more often you do, the quicker it will come.  

Visualize yourself having this goal.  If you can "see" it, you can believe it.  And if you can believe it, you can get it.  See yourself in your mind's eye as if it has already happened.  Add emotion (how will it feel?) and the 5 senses (touch, taste, smell, see, hear the object or yourself doing it - insofar as possible.)  

Keep it simple, it doesn't have to look perfect! 

Try some smaller goals, some medium ones, and large, and one extra large goal.

Take baby steps - sometimes goals are so big they are completely unbelievable.  Instead of putting "Get 1 billion dollars" put get $100 or $1000.   Before I got my $10,000 goal, I had gotten some smaller money goals.  Before I ran a half, I had run a 5K.  

You don't have to know how you will get it.  (In fact, sometimes when you know how, it  can slow you down!) 

When you look at your vision board, ask questions like "What do I need to know or do to get this?"  And then LISTEN to the answer and do it. 
Put your successes in your "Book of Awesome" binder.  

You were saved for this time.  This is  your WHY!

January 15, 2016 - Class #1

Welcome back to semester 2!  Congrats to those of you who got 28 days over the break, awesome!  We'll get you added to the Hall of Fame as soon as we get our records together.

Living With Purpose 

Count the number of passes the team in white makes.  How many?  (Answer at the bottom).

Elder Bednar on the Power of Prayer

Answer these questions in your journal: 
*** What would Heavenly Father like me to focus on?

*** How can I have more meaningful prayer?

*** This week I will focus on …….

*** I will ….

War Room Trailer
(If you missed class, we watched half of it, and will finish on 1/29)

"The trouble with most of our prayers is that we give them as if we were picking up the telephone and ordering groceries -- we place our order and hang up. We need to meditate, contemplate, think about what we're praying about.

We are involved in an intense battle. It is a battle between right and wrong, between truth and error, between the design of the Almighty on the one hand and that of Lucifer on the other.

Call upon the Lord. He has extended the invitation, and He will answer. Believe in prayer and the power of prayer." --President Hinckley

Back to the Basketball video: 
There were 21 passes by the white team.  What else did you notice?  Did you notice the elderly woman walk, then moonwalk across the floor?  Did you see the ninja warrior replacing one of the players wearing black and then throw a football?  Did you see the black team put on hats?  

"We typically find what we are looking for. Or, as the scriptures put it, “Seek, and ye shall find” (Luke 11:9). You get what you focus on.

If we are focused on the negative in our lives. That’s all we’ll see. "We may not be able to recognize the spiritual promptings that the Holy Ghost is anxious to give us to direct our lives and to bless others."

If we focus on the things of the Spirit and that which is “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy” (Articles of Faith 1:13), then we’re less likely to be sidetracked by the temptations and distractions of the world. "The best way to avoid distractions is to have our focus firmly set on our purpose and be anxiously engaged in a good cause." --Randall Ridd