Can you see yourself living a different life than the one you’re currently living? Do you have a goal you want to achieve, but you keep putting it off? Is there something that you have always wanted to do, but something keeps getting in the way? If you have any dreams or aspirations to do or become something other than what you currently are, I encourage you to create a vision board today!
Wikipedia defines vision or dream boards as (1) a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation, and (2) to use the law of attraction to attain goals.
While working in Wealth Management, I saw full appraisals for extravagant homes daily. I loved to view the interior designs and get ideas for my dream home. I remember saying to a colleague that I was going to live in a home like that one day. Her response was, “Oh, I’ll never live in a house like that!”
Now, I know it’s not everyone’s dream to have a big fancy house and that’s perfectly fine. The problem in this instance was, she would have loved to live in a house like that. She just couldn't see it for herself because of the cost.
I was talking to a different colleague about our existing 30-year mortgages. I was in year 3 of my mortgage at the time and she was in her 1st year. I said that I planned to have my house paid off in 10 years instead of 30. She said, “Not me. I know we’ll take the whole 30 years just like everybody else.”
Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking the full 30-year term (or whatever term you chose) to pay off your mortgage. What alarms me is that, many people just accept how things are or how they have always been in the past for everyone else, and lack any vision for improvement or a different outcome for themselves. I cannot tell you how many times I have talked with someone who spoke negatively about their future without even realizing it.
Maybe it’s just me (which I highly doubt), but I have always believed and felt like my life was going to be extraordinary. I’ve seen myself living a better life than the average person. I’ve mingled with multimillionaires in both my professional and personal life. I’ve had this feeling deep down in my stomach, urging me to pursue greatness.
I realized that I needed to have a concrete picture in my mind of everything I wanted to do and accomplish in life to keep me motivated. I understood that I could use a vision board as the law of attraction, to draw me closer to accomplishing my goals and dreams. That’s why I decided to create a vision board for myself.
Maybe you have been wanting to make a vision board too, but just haven’t found the time to do it yet. I created my vison board in less than 15 minutes and here’s how you can do it too…
Poster Board (I bought one from Walmart for $1 and some change)
Sharpie Permanent Marker
1. Have an image in mind for everything that you want to include on your vision board.
I did a quick image search for each goal and selected the picture that I wanted for each one. It took me less than 7 minutes to pull up all of my images on-line and print them (I printed some in color and some in black and white to save color ink).
2. Line up everything where you want it to go, to make sure everything fits before you start to tape them down.
3. Use a sharpie or marker to write keywords and phrases above each image.
4. Post it in the best possible place.
Once my vision board was completed, all I had to do was post it somewhere in my house where I would see it frequently throughout my day. I took it a step further and took a picture of my vision board with my phone and added it to my favorites, so I could look at it anytime of the day for needed encouragement or inspiration.
With these 6 items and 4 steps, I honestly completed my vision board in less than 15 minutes. Now, I’m going to be completely honest with you. The key to completing your vision board so fast, is already having the picture in your mind of what you want your life to look like, or what you want to accomplish. But once you have that, you can use simple images to visualize your goal. For instance, if you want to run a marathon, you can pull up a picture of some running shoes or a finish line.
Now, I have inspiration for how I want my life to be and what I want to accomplish, because I am determined to go after ALL of my goals and dreams. Every day, I take the time to look at my vision board and visualize myself achieving everything on it.
Actually, I have already accomplished one of my goals on my vision board. That goal was to implement FLOURISHQueen.com before the end of 2019. I officially launched my website on July 28, 2019, on my birthday. Yup, I did that—lol!!
Are you making your vision board today?