Do you vision board? (Yes, I am making it sound like a verb here). Making a vision board is a wonderful way to bring clarity to a general desire and turn it into an actionable, achievable goal.
I have created one or two before, but thanks to my PowerSheets, I am using the concept of creating a vision board to help me gain visual clarity for my annual goals, motivation, and to help me stay focused on what I say I want to achieve in the next year.
So what’s on my vision board for 2019? (See below for the full board)
- To continue cultivating healthy habits having lost 12 lbs. since July, I want to incorporate exercise into my daily routine.
- Improve my environment and create inspirational spaces including my kitchen and my home office.
- Do more of what makes me happy, to hopefully learn more about what brings me joy so that I can discover my purpose.
- Get married?! Yes, I am planning to be married in July, hence the wedding arbor on the beach.
- I have included a variety of photos of my planner, which I live by, and also a photo of my wonderful children.
Having your vision board visible in a central location, where you’d see it everyday serves as a constant reminder, on both conscious and subconscious levels, on your goals and the changes that you’d like to make in your life. But simply creating the vision board isn’t enough … you have to actually put in the work to create the change that you say you want in your life. That’s the secret … speaking of which …
Vision boards gained a bit of notoriety with the release of the book, The Secret in 2006. Also, an endorsement from Oprah didn’t hurt.
Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT says, “Vision boards are based on the Law of Attraction. The idea that your mode of thinking directly affects what the universe gives you. If you put positive mental energy into the universe, you’ll be the recipient of positive outcomes. The Law of Attraction is not new. Before The Secret, there was the book, Creative Visualization which described the same phenomenon. As classically taught, the Law of Attraction is universal and as such, always works if you do it correctly.”
The secret to achieving your goals is to dream about positive, focused, and specific goals.
Action vs Dreaming – Some helpful quotes from those we have learned to respect for their infinite wisdom:
- “Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.” – Zig Ziglar
- “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch
- “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
- “As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie
- “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” – Jules Renau
- “I never worry about action, but only about inaction.” – Winston Churchill.
- “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci
- “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” – Joel Barker
So interested in creating a vision board? I used a graphic design app/website Canva, but you can use good ol’ fashioned scissors and magazines.
Here are some tips on creating your very own vision board:
- How to make a vision board: https://christinekane.com/how-to-make-a-vision-board/
- Using your Vision Board as your browser homepage with Vision Board CC
- How to Create an Empowering Vision Board by Jack Canfield
- Video How-to by Jack Canfield
- How To Make A Vision Board That Actually Works with Christie Inge (with workbook)
So what will you put on your vision board for 2019?
What are the intentional goals that you are setting for yourself this coming year?
Will a visual reminder (vision board) help you stay accountable?
I’d love to hear from you!
xoxo — <3 Lisa