In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. – Tony Robbins
By now I’m sure you have heard of a vision board and the importance of them. Oprah and Maria Shriver swear by them and life coaches like Tony Robbins have talked about the importance of visualizing. Vision boards can transform your future by just looking at them daily.
A vision board is: A collection of magazine and newspaper clippings that are vibrant with words and pictures that help laser focus your wants, needs and desires. The pictures and words represent your long and short term goals. It can be on any board such as a cork board, science board, or picture frame. It acts as a visual reminder of what we seeking to create. Which is why seeing what we are committing to is imperative to goal setting and accomplishing those goals. We know what the end result will look like.
Here are 3 steps to creating a Vision Board that will actually work:
1) Write out your goals. This is the first step to clarifying what you want in life. Instead of saying “be rich”, “be fit” try being more specific: “to be able to have a 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths home on the water in Newport Beach” “to travel to Europe in August of 2014”. Then look for pictures of the home you’d like or the places in Europe you’d like to go.
2) Include Visions of what you’d like your daily life to be. That’s what really matters. Your day to day. What do you want that to look like? Do you want a 9-5 job? A job that lows you to travels? Would you like to be your own boss? Is family important to you? Or weekly date nights? Live the life of your dreams, daily.
3) Be honest
Your desires will not be the same as your best friend. So make sure that you’re not trying to cultivate a life that is not genuinely your own. Only you know the desires of your heart. Be honest with yourself.
So how will it work you ask? Vision boards work by the law of attraction – or ‘visioning’, as some would say. When you put your attention on something good or bad you receive more of it. So creating what you want by visioning it is a key to success. It helps you focus and have clarity on your goals. And is a daily reminder. Vision boards have been used by Olympic athletes, many well known artist and actors and “visionaries” like the Dali Lama.
Take your New Years resolution to a whole new level by creating a vision board that works. Just visioning doesn’t mean results. You gotta work toward your goals with the end in mind and with a focus that no one can shake.
Cheers to 2014!
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. – Tony Robbins