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What’s Your Vision?

September 14, 2010

Are you familiar with what a Vision Board is?  Through a recent Tweet Chat session, I became inspired to create my own vision board and began to wonder if it really works. I started to think of all my hopes, wishes, goals and aspirations and to be honest the list could go on!  There are many areas in my life I would like improvement and fulfillment.  Some of my goals are big and will require work, dedication and commitment, while other hopes and dreams might be more easily attainable.

Vision Board: A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of your dreams and desires. It can also be called a dream board, treasure map or vision map.

Vision boards are a great way to make you feel positive, and are helpful if you are using the law of attraction.

Get Inspired! Here are some samples images of vision boards. As you can see, you can use your own approach and creativity to create a board that will truly inspire you.  Once complete, make sure it’s in a visible place in your home or office so that you can look at it daily.  It’s a great reminder of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish.

Benefits of Having a Vision Board

For those who don’t know what is a vision board, it is basically a poster board where you collect pictures of what you want and paste it all together. The idea behind this is that if you surround yourself by the images of what you want or what inspires you.  Similar to goal setting, you will need to write down your goals to improve your chances of achieving it and creating a vision board works in the same way and help you to add clarity into your desires.

First of all, our mind thinks in pictures and the pictures in our vision board keep our goals fresh in our mind and reinforce our desires to achieve. By placing it at somewhere we can see it daily, we are also constantly reminding ourselves to take action to achieve our goals. The vision board also helps to inspire us daily.

How To Create A Vision Board (August, 2009)

There are 2 ways where you can create your first own vision board. The first way is to use the traditional method of cutting pictures from magazines and paste it on a board. The second method is to scour for images online and use any software (Paint, Powerpoint etc), fit them all together and print it out.

1st step: Know what you want

This is obvious but yet many do not know what they want. Think about what are the things that inspire you and things that you are happy doing it. Do you want to have a vacation at Hawaii? Do you want to have that new BMW? What is it that makes you happy?

Question yourself and find out what you really want. Don’t fall into the trap of wanting what others want. Some people just don’t care about having that BMW. Don’t desire something because the society think you should desire it.

2nd step: Search

This is the step that I really enjoy doing it. Go out there and search for the images that fits the images of what you want in your head. It can be magazines, the internet or anywhere that you can find pictures. The world is your catalog, just go out there and do your shopping.

3rd step: Review

Review those pictures that you had collected and filter out those pictures that fail to inspire you. If you look at them and have no emotions to it, most likely they are not what you truly want. Throw away those pictures that fail to inspire you and gather all those pictures that inspire you.

4th step: Fix it up

Now is the time to glue everything together. If you are searching online for images, use your preferred software and paste all the pictures together.

5th step: Placement

Do make sure that you place your vision board somewhere you can see it most of the time. I have mine just right in front of my work desk and all I need to do is to tilt my head up to see it. I also use it as my wallpaper and I can see it every time when I turn on my lap top.

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