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How to Achieve Your Goals with A Vision Board
Want to turn your dreams into a reality? Start by creating a vision board!
This ultimate guide will teach you everything you need to know; what is a vision board, why make one, parts of a vision board, how to make one, the tools you'll need, examples of vision boards, and even motivational quotes to add to your vision board.
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a collection of dreams or goals you are working to achieve. It allows you to clarify and focus on what you really want out of life.
A "board" can be created in a variety of ways.
You could use a poster board, cork board, ribbon board, notebook, ring binder, as a spread in your bullet journal, or even digitally.
Whatever you choose, you'll want to have it somewhere you can access and view it daily.
Why make a vision board?
Bestselling book, The Secret, encourages you to wish for something and the universe will provide.
I like to think that personal empowerment also lends a hand.
Creating a vision board allows you to visualize and define your goals then WORK towards achieving them.
The Law of Attraction states, "You always attract into your life the people, ideas, and resources in harmony with your dominant thoughts." Speaker, Brian Tracy, says the act of imprinting your goals into your self conscious is the first step to achieving them.
Brian Tracy isn't the only motivational speaker who talks about the Law of Attraction.
I love listening to Tony Robbins videos while I'm out walking. Putting his positive vibes in my head helps start off my day on the right foot.
A few days ago I was listening to this video on The Magic of Visualization, Tony has three sentences to sum up the Law of Attraction: See it. Feel it. Do it.
In other words, you need to see your goal (aka. the vision board), feel the goal as if it's already in your life, and do what is necessary to achieve that goal.
What are the parts of a Vision Board?
A vision board can be one part or many parts of your life you wish to improve.
In the same video I mentioned in the last paragraph, The Magic of Visualization, Robbins chats with two individuals. Years ago, one of them was working at a video store and dreamt of owning a Porsche. In his spare time he used to look over car magazines and visualize himself driving one. He focused on that vision as the object he wanted to achieve. That allowed him to see the goal, feel it, and do what was necessary to achieve that goal.
You can make your vision board about any area of your life you wish to improve. To help get you started, I've created this list of vision board category ideas.
- Personal Development
You can include all of these areas on your board, choose just a few of them, or come up with your own areas of improvement.
The beauty of it is, it's completely up to you!
How to Make a Vision Board?
Where do you spend time every day when you think or daydream?
Is it in your bedroom, office, kitchen, bathroom, or on your iPhone? Choose a go-to meditative place where you can take a few moments and look at your board, then visualize the goals in your life.
To organize your thoughts, make a list of the categories mentioned about and write down your goals for each. Then choose the type of vision board you would like to create.
Types of Vision Boards?
- Board (Cardboard, Ribbon Board, Cork Board)
Vision Board Materials
Creating a vision board is very easy and uses items you probably already have around the house.
If you are creating an analog (not computer) board, you'll need the following materials.
- Washi Tape
Let's Make Your Vision
Now that you have your list of categories, goals, and materials needed to create a vision board, it's time to get started.
You can create one board for each category or one large vision board that encompasses all of your dreams.
This part is fun!
Flip through magazines and cut out images and words that apply to your goals and vision.
Lay them out on the board, then glue them down. If you want to add an inspiring quote, write it on a piece of paper and glue that to the board.
The first rule of your vision board...there are no rules! Have fun with it and make a board that is inspiring to YOU.
Hang your vision board in a place you can view it often and start taking action to achieve your goals.
Vision Board Inspiration
Need some inspiration? Here's lots of ideas to get you started on creating your vision board for ultimate living!
Have you created a vision board? What positive results did you see? Did the vision board help you to see your goal, feel them, and then act on them? I'd love to hear your successes - share in the comments below!