Drawing Exercise: Your Future Achievements Trophy
Draw or collage to tap into your potential, boost self-belief and free your resistance.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
— Helen Keller, author, disability rights advocate
🧑🎨 About this creative exercise
The Future Achievements Trophy Exercise is an absolute game-changer for boosting your self-belief and envisioning success. Making your aspirations feel more tangible and achievable.
This little gem is designed to give you a front-row seat to your future accomplishments, goals, dreams, and achievements. And trust me, in a world full of self-doubt and outside pressures, this creative prescription is your golden ticket to making those dreams feel oh-so-real.
This exercise encourages you to vividly imagine your future self, standing on a podium, holding a magnificent trophy that symbolises your proudest achievement.
After you've put the finishing touches on your trophy masterpiece, you will take time to sit back and reflect. Trust me, this part can be downright enlightening. It's like a backstage pass to your dreams, giving you a behind-the-scenes view of your desires and the path to grabbing them.
Your trophy is your prescription for the future. Keeping your trophy design in a visible place, like a vision board or your workspace, helps you stay focused on your path to achieving your wildest desires.
Visualise Success Imagine it’s the end of the year, you’ve not only achieved your goals, but you’ve won an award for your efforts! Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine your future self, basking in the glow of victory, holding a trophy that practically screams 'You did it!'
Draw Your Trophy Outline Don’t overthink this bit, please! Draw a simple outline of a trophy (see the trophy images below for some inspiration).
Let the artistic juices flow! Inside the outline of the trophy, draw or collage your vision, your goals, your achievements…
Infuse With Personal Symbolism Each stroke, each detail, it's all about infusing your trophy with the heart and soul of your achievements. This is about more than just winning; it's about the emotions, the journey, and the sheer significance of reaching those goals.
Sit back and reflect on your glory! Use the 🪞 Reflection and Enquiry questions below to consider the emotions that might have surfaced as you crafted your trophy. Also, be sure not to overlook any brilliant ideas that may have occurred to you during the trophy-making process, that will help you achieve your goals.
🪜 Additional Steps
Daily Motivation Keep that trophy where you can see it every day, be it on your vision board or right there on your desk. Use it as a daily dose of motivation, a constant reminder that your dreams are within arm's reach.
Celebrate & Share You could share your trophy design and reflections with others. What would be even more powerful is if you do this exercise with your team, group or family. This way you can celebrate and support each other on the road to success.
Repeat as Needed Use this exercise as a means of reflecting on what you would like to achieve now or in the future. This enables you to create a personal connection with your ambitions, making them feel more tangible and achievable.
🪞 Reflection & Enquiry
What emotions did you experience while visualising your future self holding the trophy?
Did you encounter any surprises or unexpected insights during the creative process?
What did you discover about yourself and your aspirations?
Where do you plan to keep your trophy design as a ‘prescription for the future’?
How do you expect this visual reminder to influence your daily life and actions?
What additional actions or steps do you plan to take to bring your envisioned achievements closer to reality?
🎨 Stay Creative!