By paying attention to your dreams and taking the time to shape them into concrete aspirations, you are taking a step toward moving yourself in the direction of growth and away from the alternative.
A vision board is a concrete representation of your desires and aspirations for a super awesome life. They are pretty fun to create and can serve as an invaluable tool to motivate and inspire you towards solid daily action in pursuit of your biggest and most important life goals.
With a vision board in hand, you will be moving toward growth in the most important areas of your life! So here are some simple steps to help you create a vision board today:
1. Get clear on your biggest goals.
Take a few minutes to select your biggest and most important goals for all of the areas of your life. You may choose near-term goals, long-term goals or a mix of the two. Anything is fine, this is your project. The most important thing is that your goals are highly motivating to you! Focus on your top five goals spanning various areas of your life, including: Wealth, Career, Relationships, Travel and Health.
2. Gather inspiration for your vision board.
Inspiration can be found anywhere! I like to browse all my magazines for inspirational images and phrases. I tear them out and just spread them around on the floor. Yes, I do create a total mess in the beginning. I also think of words and quotes that are motivational and in line with my goals. If you are short on magazines, go online and browse for inspiring photos and print them out.
3. Put your vision board together.
I like to use large poster board or foam core, glue, markers, and a glass of wine to make my vision board. Get creative! Use a variety of colors, textures and types of content to make your vision memorable and attractive to you.
Using Your Vision Board To Manifest Your Dreams
With your vision board created, the next crucial step is to ensure that you are utilizing your creation to it’s fullest extent. Lets maximize the impact your vision board will make on your life.
1. Look at your vision board daily.
The magic of a vision board is not just in the process of creating one, but it is in the daily visual reminders it can provide you to remember and work towards your dreams. Place your vision board where you will see it everyday. Always needing to be different, my hubs took a picture of his vision board and uses it as his wallpaper on his phone. Considering the average person looks at their phone up to 150 times a day, that is a lot of visual reminders.
2. Notice as you make progress towards your dreams.
Progress toward your dreams will happen, as long as you give it time. Put in your full effort, include things we have spoken about during our sessions, and pay attention to signals in your life that demonstrate that you are moving in a positive direction. A powerful technique is to use your vision board along with your RPM. In keeping a vision journal, you can write down your thoughts and make note of any signs that you moving towards your dreams.
3. Celebrate success!
When you notice any progress toward your vision, make sure to celebrate it! Be sure to celebrate every achievement. Seriously..The more you celebrate your successes, both big and small, the more progress you will begin to notice in pursuit of your vision and the more motivated you will feel to continue your journey.
Let's do this and ENJOY!!