For the past two years, I have been creating vision boards every December; one for my business and one for my personal life. Their power has never ceased to amaze me!
There is something magical about creating a visual representation of your goals and dreams, especially if you place it somewhere that you can see every day. My vision boards provide me with potent reminders of what my values and priorities are. The process of creating a vision board also helps me discover and refine what my goals are. This fun and easy technique uses the power of the mind, which is the power behind every success.
For those who don’t know what a vision board is, it is basically a poster board where you collect pictures of what you want and paste them all together. The idea behind this is if you surround yourself by the images of what you want (for example, a new car, new house, vacation with loved ones, career goals or any goals that you want to achieve), your life will shift to match those desires and images.
It is just like goal setting. You need to write down your goals to improve your chances of achieving them. Creating a vision board works in the same way and helps you to add clarity into your desires.
I used to be very skeptical about this until I tried it myself. I didn’t understand how collecting some pictures together could help me get closer to my goals. However, once I created my first vision board, I understood why it is so important to create one.
Our minds think in pictures, and the pictures in our vision board keep our goals fresh in our mind and reinforce our desires to achieve. By placing it somewhere we can see it daily, we are constantly reminding ourselves to take action to achieve our goals. The vision board also inspires us daily.
Vision boards help you stay on track. In addition, the images and words used in vision boards can help keep you positive.
There are no guidelines or rules to creating your own vision boards, simply collect images and words that resonate with you. You can also use other creative inspirations like drawing to add into the vision creating process. You should be as creative as your heart desires. Since I’m a graphic designer, I love colors and shapes so my vision boards are very colorful. I post them in my office and they cheer me up every time I look them, even on the bad days!
This is a great activity to do alone or with friends and even your children to help encourage them to share their dreams and goals.
I have HUGE plans for 2015! I really want to take my business to the next level. Armed with a new website, new marketing plans and my vision boards, I will achieve them.
I would love to hear from you. Have you made a vision board and found it to be helpful?