If you visualize the outcome, it will happen. This school of thought was made popular with the release of the book The Secret, and the idea of creating a vision board is now widespread and practiced by many. Have you ever seen or used a vision board? I have seen a few, and people swear by them. It keeps them focused on their dreams and goals. If you are a visual person – and believe this will hold you accountable – here are a few ways to get one started.
- Pick up some poster board – It may sound like a school-age project, but cutting and pasting on poster board can be a great exercise for the brain. This is a fun and creative way to locate an image or word that represents your goals. By having it on a poster board and mounted near where you work, your mind is subconsciously aware of your goals. It is still important to actively look at it daily to see if the images and words still are part of your goals and to strive to achieve them.
- Try a virtual app – If you operate better in a virtual world, there is an app for that! Since most of us spend so much time in front of either our phone, tablet, or computer, having the vision board on your device will allow you to keep it to yourself and access it all the time.
- Keep it simple and journal – If pulling together images isn’t right for you, you can also do the same thing with words. Start off the year with a new journal with words or short phrases for the new year. Keep those in the front of the journal, and each time you pick up your journal to write, you will see your intentions for the year. The advantage of using a journal is that unlike the vision board, the journal can be used to focus on various aspects of your life. Each page can represent a different focal point such as job, health, career, and relationships.
It’s important to choose the method that works best for you so that you’ll follow through. Have you had success with vision boards? I’d love to hear your story!
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