In order to create our lives, we must focus our thoughts, emotions and actions on what we want the future to bring, while in the throes of our present daily lives. This can be challenging to say the least, and the more tools we have at our disposal, the better off we are.
The use of Icons can be an extremely powerful method of snapping ourselves out of the moment, and reminding us what we’re striving for. When we refocus on the big picture, we step out of the present moment. This allows us to make better decisions that will bring us closer to the goal, instead of reacting from emotion and hurting ourselves.
This is as powerful as it is simple. If your goal is to own a house on the beach, put a shell on your keychain or in your pocket. Put a picture of your dream house on your desktop or phone. Place reminders all around you, representing your dream future.