Wishboard 1

December 8, 2008 at 10:25 am (WishBoard)

Hi,

Have you seen The Secret?

I mostly liked two ideas from that movie: “the wishboard” and “the gratitude stone”.

The gratitude stone is a small stone that a person is supposed to carry around with them and that should remind them of all the things they are grateful for. From time to time you should pick the stone in your head and remind yourself all the things in your life that you are grateful for (like your health, your family, your friends, your most treasured memories [’cause upon the past not even God has power], etc.)

The wishboard is a board on which you are supposed to put visual reminders of your dreams and wishes. It helps you not lose track in your life. I plan on having my wishboard. I actually bought a board but being the procrastinator that I am I haven’t found time and energy to search for the right pictures to put on it.

Sometimes when an idea comes to my mind I put a mental note on it: this should go on the wishboard.

By the way, have you read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill? The wishboard is in agreement with what that GREAT book says. Everything that we see in the world started off in someones imagination as an idea. And I am not talking only about inventions, but about everything, even when someone is in great physicl shape that has started as an idea. The wishboard is a nice tool to help us transform the products of our imagination into reality.

While I cannot put my ideas so easily into pictures, I will put them in words here and make this post a kind of wishboard.

I graduated psychology. I have a problem with asking for the right price in my work. My work is hard to measure, I do not know what should be the right price and even if I did I would have a problem with asking for it.

Believe it or not, I am proud of being an INFP. We are honest people that care for the good of others. I know that this qualities are underrated these days, but I am proud of them.

So, being the INFP that I am I plan on asking for a price only if I get results in my work.

The Idea that I want to place on my wishboard today is to practice psychology on my own in a very original way. To have an office. To try my best to help people but only ask for a price if they consider my work helpful. It feels fair this way.

It might appear strange the fact that I say I will work not being sure that I will get paid in the end, but it takes much of the pressure of. It will also feel more like the work is done out of a real caring that I have for my client and if I get paid is because the client considered me helpfull.

In this way, there will be no pressure to “deliver results” – which is something horrible for the INFP -, I will be reminded that I do my work because it is meaningful, and I will be reminded that people appreciate me when they pay me. And why not mention it? It will feel great to know that I am different.

How could I express this idea in a picture? 🙂 Maybe a written wishboard is better after all. I might print this and put it on the board on my wall.

God bless us all! and thank you for reading my blog!

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2 Comments

  1. success8 said,

    Thank you for a great blog/website on the INFP tpoic! 🙂

    I have started dozens of wishboards, both on paper and electronic, and now I see the context and purpose clearer. Will watch this movie at first chance!

    Greetings from an INFP who is determined to find a carreer which yields both emotional and financial rewards

  2. chefsalad said,

    Hello!

    I came across your blog on google while trying to find advice for INFP loneliness. I was really impressed with your posts and I found them really meaningful, I could relate to them a lot, being an INFP myself.

    I was struck by one of those feelings of loneliness tonight and reading your blog helped me feel a lot better, knowing that there’s an INFP(or INFPs) out there who has gone through and is maybe sitll going through what I am. I’m 18, and I still make up imaginary frends from time to time because I often wish to talk to someone about my fears, desires and feelings but there’s no one who I’m willing to open up to to that extent, and also because I don’t have that many friends who I can even confide in about the simplest things.

    I enjoy being an INFP, I wouldn’t want to be anything else. But at the same time, it’s so hard. It’s like Im constantly struggling to be myself even though I like being who I am. I think you sort of described that very well in some of your posts.

    Thanks for your blog 🙂

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