When you put your attention on something, you experience more of it. Maybe it is created by a magical force of attention. At the very least, you are going to selectively pay attention to these things you like once you selectively start to gear yourself to focus on them more. – Martha Beck, PhD
One of the most powerful tools we have in life is our own mind. It’s very likely that you’ve heard of the book The Secret. The “secret” itself actually deals with The Law of Attraction – that we have the ability to manifest, or create the things we want most in life – health, happiness, & wealth. And it all starts with vision. A powerful vision board is one of the secrets behind the “secret”.
A Vision Board is the physical creation of those things that you most want out of your life. When you take the time to carefully build your vision board, it will become something that you can rely on daily to keep you focused and on track with achieving your goals & dreams.
10 Vital Elements Needed to Create a Powerful Vision Board
It is very important that when you sit down to create your vision board, you do so with the intention of creating something powerful that you believe can impact your life. Just putting a bunch of picture of money, a big home, a fancy car….won’t work. Slow down. Create a thoughtful, quiet space that will allow your creativity to flow.
2. Make a list of the goals you’d like to achieve in the next year
Be specific. If you want to pay off some bills, don’t just say “pay off bills”. A great example is: “I’d like to pay $10,000 off on my student loans by December 31, 2019.” If you want to lose weight, pick a target weight goal – I want to weight 140 pounds on October 1, 2019. Be BOLD. The bigger you go with your goals the better. Remember – what you focus on….you find.
3. Find People Who Motivate You
People are one of the greatest sources of inspiration out there. Just knowing that something is possible can be motivating enough. Seeing IS believing – and seeing what is possible, or what other people have done can create a powerful foundation for your vision board.
4. Find Quotes That Inspire You.
There are tons of quote sites out there. Some great examples include: MotivationPing.com, Inspire Us, and BrainyQuote. Find words that speak to you, or have deep emotional meaning that ties to the goals you listed above. Inspiration & motivational quotes can be a very powerful element to your vision board.
5. Find the Physical Items you want in your life
Dream home? Specific piece of furniture? Maybe you want a specific suit, dress or piece of jewelry. Maybe you want to build your dream garden with fresh fruits and vegetables to bring health & wellness to your family. The more specific you can be the better.
6. Powerful Images
Once you’ve identified the goals, people, quotes & physical items above, you need to find powerful, moving images that you can emotionally connect with. A picture is truly worth a thousands words – find images that will move and inspire you. Keep your vision board clean – you don’t need to overdo it with too many photos. Quality over quantity here.
7. Stay Current & Relevant
It is important that you don’t simply “set & forget” your vision board. Life is dynamic, and so must be your vision board. As you achieve your goals, or as your goals change, make sure you take time to update your vision board.
8. Stay Aligned with your Beliefs and Values.
One if the biggest challenges for most of us is self-doubt. We don’t think we’re good enough, deserving enough. We might think it’s not possible to achieve the things that we want. It’s fine to have some very aspirational goals, but it’s also important to believe that they are something within reach. The faith and belief you have in yourself will be a powerful force behind manifesting your goals and dreams. One of my favorite twists on an old saying is that “You’ll see it when you believe it.” Your vision board is the physical representation of the life that you want. If your heart or mind won’t allow you to believe…..you simply won’t achieve.
9. Visit your Vision Board Daily
It’s important that you visit with your vision board daily. Place your vision board somewhere where you can check in with it. If you add any form of daily mindfulness practice or meditation, incorporate your vision board! Many people spend time with their vision board first thing in the morning – reminding yourself of your intention for the day, as well as before going to bed at night.
10. Take Action
Now it’s time to actually get started. Write down your goals. Find people, places & things that will inspire and motivate you – find images that can emotionally connect with. Creating your vision board can be a very fun and rewarding activity. You are taking a powerful first step towards creating the life that you want. Getting started can often be the hardest part.
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Do you have any thoughts or comments on this post? Please leave them below. We’d love to hear your vision board story. What do you have on your vision board? What impact has creating a vision board had in your life?