Create a Vision Board!
It’s time to get creative!
You might have heard of vision boards in the movie titled “The Secret.” A vision board is a powerful manifesting tool because it is based on the premise that every project of value must have a vision. If you believe that your life is a project of value -and every life is- then, you can greatly benefit from a vision board.
A vision board is a tool that allows you to bring to life — so to speak — what you’d want your future to be like. It does this in a graphic way that has a high impact on your emotions, and it concentrates it all in one place. This will help you see your dreams and goals in a more tangible way.
It will also help you regain focus when the going gets though, and when you are feeling discouraged for one reason or another. It will remind you of your dreams and your WHY; the reason you are pursuing your goals.
In this manner, a vision board is like your treasure map!
The power to fulfill your dreams starts with one simple step… your ability to represent those dreams in YOUR own collage. Don’t disregard this step as a silly thing meant only for kids. This is a powerful tool and you should dedicate some time to creating it. It’s been proven to work time and again.
It is a well-known fact that our subconscious mind responds better and faster to pictures than words. This is one of the reasons that vision boards work. Imagine this tool as your own energy vortex which instructs your subconscious mind on exactly what you want so it goes to work on your behalf and figures out a way to get what you want!
This will manifest itself in the form of ideas that pop into your mind — seemingly out of nowhere — or serendipitous events where you’ll happen to meet the right person, at the right time, for the right reason or project… it is truly magical, or what some might call luck.
And the good news is that creating your vision board needs not to be a complex endeavor. What you need before you start is a visualization session (or a few) in which you are going to determine with as much detail as possible whatever you want in your life. You are going to see this first in your mind. Picture in your imagination what is it that will make you feel fulfilled and completely happy. Take as much time as you need for this, days even, as it is the most important first step. Then, you are to jot down every thing that comes to mind and makes you feel excited in anticipation – whatever it is!
Once your list of dreams, goals, and mind images get clear, you’re going to explore a few options to create your vision board. You can either do it yourself or you can use an online tool for a more “live” experience. Let’s explore both.
If you do it yourself, you’re going to need a pile of magazines, a glue stick, scissors, colorful markers, and a large notebook or poster board. Set aside 45 minutes to two hours to create your vision board. Enjoy the process as if you were a child again.
Start by flipping the magazines and look for any images that resemble what you pictured in your mind during the visualization exercise you’ve been practicing. Also, go through your notes to assert your dreams and goals. It’s important to choose pictures that resonate with you emotionally rather than rationally. Once you have enough pictures, cut them in nice shapes and start assembling them in a visually appealing way that you like.
Move the images around to see what feels right before you glue them permanently. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Play with it and see what catches your eye. Allow your feelings to guide you. Once you glue your images, use your markers to write concepts, words or quotes that relate to the pictures you chose. Use your previous notes as a guide to do this.
Draw images like flowers, hearts, smileys, whatever you like. Use the markers to brighten your board; write motivating words between the pictures; and let your creative juices flowing freely. Once you like the way it looks, you may choose to frame it or hang it in a prominent place in your home or office, where you can see it frequently. You’ll be referring to it often as a motivator and as you move throughout the steps that will take you to the realization of your dreams and ideal life… and don’t be surprised if you see your vision board coming to life as you go!
Your second and -in my opinion- THE BEST option is to use an electronic version of a vision board for which you’ll need either a piece of software or an online tool. There are several options in the market. Look for one that is user-friendly, short learning curve, and above it all, that is fun to use. Here are the reasons why I like this option better…
- Quick and easy to put together (Don’t like it? Change it in a bliss!)
- No special tech skills
- More fun to create
- Lots of pictures to choose from
- MUSIC!! Add your favorite songs to it
- Utilizes more of your senses (more effective!)
- Awakens your feelings as it is live
- IMPORTANT: You can change it with ease as your goals change
- Just hit play every day and ENJOY!
An online tool not only makes the process easier but more fun and enjoyable. It is also likely to be more effective as it engages not only your vision, but your hearing sense too! We all know that music is a powerful motivator – especially the kind of music that moves us.
More importantly, a digital version of a vision board will add dimension to your experience, as it stimulates feelings and emotions needed to get rid of old beliefs that no longer serve you, and to induce the reprogramming of your subconscious mind. This means that it is very likely that you will experience more intense and faster results!
Whatever option you choose, I highly recommend you create your own vision board at once. It has the power to transform your life experience!
Once you create it, dedicate just a few moments to focus on it every day, especially as you awake in the morning and right before you go to sleep. In the morning it will motivate you and help you start your day with optimism and positive expectation. And at night, it will help reprogram your subconscious mind right before you fall asleep.
You don’t need a lot of time either. Just like exercise, consistency is more important than long periods of gazing once in awhile. This is not daydreaming either. As you focus on your board, KNOW that those things are on their way to you.
Commit to just 10 to 20 minutes of daily visualization using your board. It will keep your focus and motivation going, and you will start manifesting your desires in no time at all!
Should you decide to go with the digital format, I highly recommend you take a look at the Mind Movies 2.1 software. It is without a doubt the most complete and the easiest program I have ever seen and used. Click on the banner below and watch the video presentation to learn what this system includes – you are going to love the options it gives you as well as the simplicity of use, guaranteed!