I do not profess to be part of the new age movement of The Law of Attraction, but there is a lot to be said about visualizing what you want and then going for it. I am, by nature, a very visual person. I have made vision boards (where you cut and paste images of things you want and goals you've set) to get me focused on plans of action. I also firmly believe that a goal written down and tracked in that way makes it a lot easier to achieve that goal.
This summer has been a true test of visualizing the future. What kind of future do I want? Where do I want to be this time next year (five years from now is too far out to think about yet)? I've spent some time the past two or three weeks really meditating on these concepts and making some positive action to get myself there. For me, it's not about the material things, but the emotional state I want to be in and the way I want to live my life.
If you built your own vision board, what kind of images would be on there?