Can you clearly see your future? Do you know where you are heading and what you want out of life? Or is your future kind of fuzzy and you don’t know what you want? Creating a vision board can be a powerful tool that you can use to clearly describe what you want your future to be.
Many people may already be familiar with this concept, but there’s a lot of people who are not aware how powerful having a vision board can be for your life.
We all have goals for our lives and hopefully we are taking action each day towards obtaining those goals.
In addition to writing these goals down, we can also use the power of visualization to super-charge our motivation to achieve anything we want in life.
The power of visualization lies in its ability to program our RAS (reticular achieving system) to tune into the external stimuli that moves us towards what we want in life.
We become more aware of our environment and notice those things that we want in life.
Ever notice how after buying a product, that everyone seems to have the same product? Nothing’s changed except your awareness of that product. This happened to me recently when I bought my MacBook Pro laptop. I started noticing them more and more, particularly when I went into a Starbucks. I’ve always been a PC woman, so I never really noticed MacBooks before I bought one.
What is a vision board? It’s basically a collage of pictures that you take from magazines, brochures, your own photo albums or even ones you’ve printed from the net. You will be cutting out pictures and gluing them onto your scrap book or poster board. I prefer to use a 16 x 20 inch poster board for my vision board. But, if it makes it more meaningful for you, you can fill an entire scrapbook full of inspirational and motivational pictures.
What you will need to create your vision board:
- scissors, glue, poster board or scrap book, magazines, pictures, brochures (really anything that inspires you)
Not just any pictures should go on your vision board though. You should be cutting out pictures and words found in the magazines or brochures that really inspire you. Think of things that you really, really want to have, to, or be for your life. Don’t cut out any old wish-washy picture – find the one picture that really captures exactly what you visualize for your ideal goal.
If you’ve always a Porsche 911, then find a picture of the exact one (colour, model) you want and cut out and glue on your vision board.
If travel is something that you want to do in your future, then find some inspirational travel places – not just anyplace – but the place that if you went to you would be able to die happy.
Notice how certain words in magazines jump out at you. Cut those words out and glue them to your vision board. Words are very powerful and just seeing them together with all your other pictures can be very motivational.
Keep filling out your vision board until it’s completely full of all the things that if you had in your life, you would be happy.
Next, hang your vision board up somewhere prominent so that you can look at it daily. Mine is taped to the wall beside my computer desk.
It’s amazing how just by having a vision board and idea of what you want that you can attract that very thing into your life.
Another reason to go through this exercise and create your own vision board is that it can be used as a motivational tool. I know that when I’m feeling unmotivated, I can just glance over at mine and use the power of visualization to re-motivate me. It becomes the reason why I can sit at the computer for hours on end and continue with my writing projects. My vision board provides me the ‘why’ I need to continue. Having a strong enough ‘why’ is all you need to figure out the ‘how’.
What’s going on your vision board?
1. Top 5 Reasons To Leave Your Job
2. My Top 5 Secret Success Factors
3. Invest In Your Most Important Asset – Yourself
4. 10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Life
5. Are You Being Your True Authentic Self?