Giants Baseball Player Pablo Sandoval Uses Vision Board --see what bestselling author Joyce Schwarz,The Vision Board book likes about his vision and Vision Board !
.....see another example proving that Vision Boards DO work....here is Pablo Sandoval, Giants baseball player who is using a vision board as inspiration to transform his life and bring his goals into focus....
and what Joyce Schwarz, author of THE VISION BOARD book
(www.ihavevision.org) calls a defining image:
Giant's baseball player Pablo Sandoval's "DEFINING IMAGE" :
...(excerpted from the 3/30/11 ESPEN article by Molly Knight (see end of blog post for link to full article) on Sandoval with added notes from blogger Joyce Schwarz at www.visionboard.info) teammate Miguel Tejada encouraged (Pablo Sandoval who used be called Panda) ...to think like a different animal -- a racehorse in a mask.
To reinforce this new image, in the ESPN article ,"Sandoval makes two circles around his eyes with his hands to help explain the analogy. "This way, they can't look from side to side," he says. "And they can't look back, only forward," he explains in the article. So notes author Schwarz....that way he is not only reinfocing the image but he is using the power of touch to prompt himself to remember the new image.
HOW DID GIANT'S PLAYER SANDOVAL GET INTO VISION BOARDS? ....the ESPEN article explains: Sandoval recognized that if he truly wanted to move forward, he also needed to shed some emotional baggage. So he took the off-season to look inward. He picked up the 2006 best-selling self-help book The Secret, and even cobbled together a vision board (a re-creation of which opened this article) to help bring his goals into focus.
"Nice career" is one such aspiration, tacked onto the board next to pictures of current and former players he admires, including Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols, countrymen Omar Vizquel and Carlos Gonzalez, and his own personal idol, Tony Gwynn. To Sandoval, a nice career would be hitting .330 every year, with 30 home runs, 100 RBI, 10 bunt singles, 20 stolen bases and a Gold Glove. (That stuff is on the vision board too.)
GOOD GOING! says bestselling author Joyce Schwarz, notice how many of our tips for creating a great Vision Board that Sandoval is following:
1) Sandoval puts a picture of himself in the center of the Vision Board --
that immerses him into the vision which is NOW (not tomorrow) also if he wanted to since he is losing weight and getting into shape he could have someone help him photoshop that pix into the ideal version of how he wants to look and feel..just a thought Sandoval!
2) The Giant's player reinforces his BIG vision for his board with a new defining image that he takes beyond the board -- of now being a racehorse in a mask!
3) He even has a gestural prompt (something that involves touch) that supports that image by forming his hands into circles that then prompt him to realize that he does not have to look to the sides or back...but to what is now and move forward.
*330 batting average
*Good Pretty Woman"
(Joyce suggests that he put his God power word closer to his picture in the center to symbolize to him and remind him that he is co-creating his life with GOD not alone...if you're not religous you can use a picture of the sun symbolizing the universe or your higher power or a symbol of your own beliefs.
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