Dreaming big but struggling to reach your goals? A vision board may be just what you need to bring your aspirations to life. This powerful visualization tool has helped countless people manifest their deepest desires. By curating inspirational images, quotes, and affirmations, vision boards allow you to get clear on what you want and infuse your subconscious mind with possibility.
Success is a very broad term depending on how you define it.
There are a lot of kinds of success and a lot of ways too to help you achieve it. The key to success is conscious effort. And to have a conscious effort you need to have a constant reminder also known as vision boards. In my decade-long corporate experience, and even when I was still in college, I always had a vision of what I wanted to achieve. As cliché as it sounds, believe it or not, I have notes on my wall, or pictures of what I want to accomplish. It really helped me thrive in all of my endeavors.
“Many years ago, a vision board was perceived as being a fun creative project, but they are actually much more than that. Creating a vision board will not only be beneficial in terms of project goal setting but also offers an opportunity to unwind and take a step away from whatever stressors you’re currently facing in and out of the workplace.”Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith
CEO and bestselling author Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, The Film Festival Doctor, said, “Many years ago, a vision board was perceived as being a fun creative project, but they are actually much more than that. Creating a vision board will not only be beneficial in terms of project goal setting but also offers an opportunity to unwind and take a step away from whatever stressors you’re currently facing in and out of the workplace.” and I couldn’t agree more. Vision boards are the true catalyst of success.
Below are the ways how they can help your success:
Vision boards make you focus on what really matters.
You can create vision boards at home, at your office, or even at the back of your notebook if you are a student so that you’ll focus only on the things that matter in every aspect of your life. By doing this, your thoughts will be organized and your focus will be 100% and thus, achieve more success. It allows you to practice being present, you’re building good habits for your future well-being. Present moment awareness over time has also been found to decrease stress and abrupt changes in your mood because you have more control over your thoughts.
It stirs your mind to unleash its creativity.
The brain is a complex and powerful organ. When we tap into its creative potential, amazing things can happen. Placing your vision board in sight serves as a daily reminder of what you want to achieve. By being constantly reminded of the things you want to achieve, your mind is subconsciously formulating action plans on how you can achieve it. After all, a creative life is an amplified life. Unlocking our innate creativity stirs the mind, allowing unique ideas and insights to emerge. Engaging in creative pursuits activates parts of the brain associated with imagination, problem-solving, and innovation.
It allows you to identify new resources or opportunities
Having a clear vision of your future self or future output allows you to look for resources to help you achieve it. The greatest resource one has is time. Time is essential and by having a clear vision of what you want to achieve, it will make you manage it to the fullest. It will also allow you to identify what is lacking, hence, you’ll look for opportunities to make your visualizations more vivid and achievable. With this approach, a world of possibilities opens up before you. It equips you to uncover hidden gems – whether they be new avenues to pursue or fresh ideas to energize your efforts.
It makes you think outside the box.
Setting big goals requires big solutions. To achieve greater results, one must do something he or she has never done before or in other words, he or she must think outside the box. It nudges you beyond the borders of convention. Henry Ford couldn’t have said it better, “If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You’ll Always Get What You’ve Always Got.” Like many quotes, this one is simple yet powerful. Think about it. The premise is if you want something different out of your life you have to put something different into it.
Seeing your goal encourages you to put in a conscious effort everyday.
Nothing beats a constant reminder. Seeing your goal is like getting a glimpse of the summit through the trees. It fills you with hope and determination, spurring you to take purposeful steps each day to reach it. When you gaze upon your board each day, you’re sending a message to the universe that you’re ready to receive abundance.
Every day, our mind processes a lot of information and it is expected that sometimes, we forget to do things that really matter. It’s not all the time that people will be there to remind you of things you ought to do.
Let the vision boards do the job and you will be surprised just how effective it is. Whether your vision is a new career, loving relationship, or exotic adventure, creating a board dedicates mental energy toward making it real. The more detail and emotion you bring, the more powerful the process. Through the law of attraction, your vision board can magnetize and energize your goals. So grab some magazines and get ready to unleash your future. This simple practice holds the key to creating the life of your dreams. So drop those “old-fashioned” or “cliché” ideas lingering in your head and just do it.