Do you have a vision board (or vision boards)? Vision boards are great tools for helping you reach your goals. Vision boards help you “see” your goals more clearly and if you are visually –oriented (you learn better by seeing, you say things like “show me” or “let me see”, and you like fashion, colors, and art), vision boards can be especially helpful. And, if you are kinesthetic or tactile, creating a vision board can be a great way for you to “feel” your goals. Vision boards are easy and fun. Try making a vision board for your 2011 goals.
Once you have your goals written, spend some time visualizing those goals. Actually see them as accomplished. What does that look like? What images does accomplishing your goals bring to your mind? Take those images and colors and thoughts and create a vision board to represent them.
You can create a vision board for each goal, or one to represent all your goals. You can separate goal “areas” and create boards for money, spirituality, love, health, etc. It’s up to you. The neat thing about vision boards is that you can adapt them to fit your preferences.
What you need:
A board: This can be a poster board, large piece of paper, really anything that gives you a good surface to work on. The size is entirely up to you, too.
Pictures: Real photos, copies of photos, or images cut from old magazines or catalogs. You can use colored bits of paper or fabric to cover or decorate your board. You can draw your entire vision board or just parts of it. I like to print words to put on mine, too.
How to “Create” your board:
Find or make images that correspond to your goals. You want to “feel” what it will be like when you achieve the goal and create that picture. Then, affix those images to the board with glue (or draw them on).
Be sure to put yourself on the board. A photo of you or even a stick figure drawing will work fine. Put your name on there. You want to “see” yourself having, being, and doing the things you want.
For instance, if you want to rank #1 in google, mock up a google search page with your site as the first listing. If you want to have more money, create a bank statement with the balance you want to see. If you want to speak to thousands at a conference, create a picture of you on stage in front of a big audience.
When your board is complete, put it somewhere that you will see it every day. Take a few minutes each day to look at it. It will help motivate you to make sure today’s actions are leading you toward your goals for the year. It’s always good to “keep your eye on the prize”, and vision boards are a great way to do that!
For more information on creating vision boards, I recommend the following: