Why Vision Boards Work for Everyone

Published On: December 27th, 2021 - 3.4 min read - Categories: Personal Vision - Comments Off on Why Vision Boards Work for Everyone -
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Let me start with a controversial statement: You don’t have to subscribe to the Law of Attraction to make vision boards work for you.

In short, the Law of Attraction teaches that “like attracts like.”  When you put forth positive energy into the world, you’ll receive only positive results in turn.  All you have to do is think positively about your goals and dreams, and they will become a reality.  Vision boards also became a mainstream tool for manifesting those dreams with the idea that “if you dream it, you will achieve it.”

This sounds quite similar to the power of positive thinking, which some doctors credit for relieving everyday stress and resulting in fewer hospital stays among cancer patients.  Positive thinking is a wonderful thing but relying solely on the universe for your happiness gives doctors pause.

Vision boards are so popular that every New Year, you’ll find “vision board parties” or classes (like the workshops I teach virtually or in-person).  The goal is to help attendees create a vision board based on their goals for the upcoming year.

But the truth is that you can host such events any time of the year and it can be done with a group, privately, or with family.

As an example: Karen likes to take her children on vacation in the summer, and they create their vision boards together.

If creating a Vision board sounds to daunting to you, start like I did and create a theme for the year.  Today, I update my vision board yearly and create a 1-3 word theme for the year to use daily.

In fact, as an advisor, consider hosting a party for six or more of your best clients and ask them to each bring one or two friends.  It’s fun to bring clients and their friends together to scour old magazines for things that have meaning and that they want to achieve.  What better way to think positively about your goals and dreams than to have a visual representation?

How to Make Vision Boards Work for YOU

  1. Choose your own goals. Don’t think about what you “should” work toward and please don’t choose something that OTHERS think you should do.  What excites you?  What will energize you to work every day and avoid binging on Netflix?  Where does your passion lie?  Dig deep to find these answers.
  2. Ask WHY these are your goals. Give yourself more time to look inside and discover WHY you have this business and what you want to work toward.  Is it a physical product or an overall lifestyle you want?
  3. Create action plans based on your goals. Daydream all you want about your dream car or your house by the beach (or whatever your heart desires).  However, understand that the only way you’ll achieve those things is to ACT NOW.  You must take small steps with your legs to move forward, right?  If you want to win the lottery, you must buy that ticket.  These are all actions bringing you toward your main goal.  The same is true for earning that car or beach house.  Take small steps forward every single day.  If you must plan your action steps or need a checklist to stay focused, try using Trello or Excel to map out the action steps for each goal.
  4. Allow yourself to change your mind. It’s perfectly fine if your goals change.  At times, we learn something new that gives us a better goal.  Maybe your path to a certain goal isn’t as straightforward as you thought.  Always let yourself course-correct or try something new.  We evolve over time, and so do our goals and ambitions.

Bring your goal setting to a new level by creating a vision board.  Jot down some action steps to reach your goals and you’ve got a map to follow this next year.

 

 

 

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