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Old 02-23-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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Interesting idea, but I do not "visualize" goals. I take steps, baby steps sometimes, but do something to get where I need to go. Retirement, which I plan in a few years, has so many factors--so I chip away at them one by one. I intend to keep my options open til I finally decide, so I can't visualize a specific place or setting.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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To me this is just another "trendy idea " that has no real merit. Dreaming is just that.


I would file this one along with "mindfulness " and "hot yoga " as just more silly bafflegab.


JiM B.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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I have read this entire thread..........


To me this is just another "trendy idea " that has no real merit. Dreaming is just that.


I would file this one along with "mindfulness " and "hot yoga " as just more silly bafflegab.


JiM B.
I have been dreaming and visualizing retirement for the last couple of decades. Your post gave me pause to think and reflect on the eight plus years I have been retired and compared it to my pre retirement visualizing. The results are a bigggggg Bada Bing. Now conceptualizing the next twenty years including health care services.i

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Old 02-23-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I have read this entire thread..........


To me this is just another "trendy idea " that has no real merit. Dreaming is just that.


I would file this one along with "mindfulness " and "hot yoga " as just more silly bafflegab.


JiM B.
I actually set goals, attainable goals. None are "dreams" or "wishes".

What I have now in my future folder are house plans, small house plans.
Some I've already modified the floor plan via software (keep original and modified).
Eventually I'll be moving from my 45 acre ranch and my next home will be a new one, small but functional. And when that happens I want to already have the plan in mind for what I want.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We can only successfully visualize what we can afford.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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This visualization technique may help with planning for some people but definitely not for me. I do set goals and make plans but being a realist, I set goals which are high but 'reachable' with interval assessment and adjustments (either the goals or my level of efforts).

Regarding planning for retirement, I like the test drive approach. I'm quoting key suggestions from a retirement planning article below with my comments/report in blue.

How to Test-Drive Your Retirement - US News
I did all of these things too. I am a realist myself and I have met and exceeded all of my financial retirement goals.

The vision board works for many different things. I have a cat with a tumor that I was told is likely a fibrosarcoma. There wasn't much hope. I put up a picture of her when she was young and cut out the words "healthy" and put the word under the picture. She has had the tumor now for two years and the vet says it may not be cancer at all.
So many things that I put on my board have come true. Actually all but one so far. I am not saying the vision board will cure an illness, but it sometimes it works miracles.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:22 PM
 
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I have read this entire thread..........


To me this is just another "trendy idea " that has no real merit. Dreaming is just that.


I would file this one along with "mindfulness " and "hot yoga " as just more silly bafflegab.


JiM B.
Say what you want but it works for me. When you focus on an outcome, it is much more likely to happen. This is a proven theory.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:22 PM
 
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We can only successfully visualize what we can afford.
That is part of the visualizing and conceptualizing it gives you a target to strive for being able to afford.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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I have read this entire thread..........


To me this is just another "trendy idea " that has no real merit. Dreaming is just that.


I would file this one along with "mindfulness " and "hot yoga " as just more silly bafflegab.


JiM B.

Don't know how long "trends" are, I first learned about vision boards or treasure maps in the 80's. I guess it's a trend that's here to stay, and it has worked for me and many I know.

I don't need to convince you though, I'm convinced and that's enough for me
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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I make it 4 more. DW and I have been visualizing. Me I am seeing a very nice boat in a warm climate. Wife sees blue skies, mountains and worry free life. The two almost work together. There is always the worry that the boat might not start.


Boat, warm climate, sunshine, mountains...have you considered Arizona? Before you laugh about the boat part:

Roosevelt Lake Marina Roosevelt Lake AZ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_P..._Regional_Park

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