What is a Vision Board?
Its a collection of images, pictures and sometimes motivational quotes and aspirations, which are typically glued onto a simple board and set up somewhere in your home where you can see them.
The images and pictures should be things that are linked to your goals. For example they could be:
- Images that make you feel good, and reinforce the way you want to feel.
- Images of the way you want to your health to be
- Images of the home you want
- Images of a goal you want to achieve like writing your own book
- Images of a vacation spot you want to visit
- Images of an educational goal
- Images of an event you would like to attend
Really anything linked to any of your life goals can go on the visual board.
The quotes and aspirations can be either linked to you goals or can be motivational to help keep you going towards those goals, there are no rules here.
Whats the purpose?
Did you know that visualisation is one of the most powerful mind exercises that you can do?
Essentially the vison board, is a prompt to help achieve your goals through visualization of them.
Because the board is set up somewhere that you can see it often maybe in the bedroom or living room for example, you eye see it often which means that subconsciously your visualizing your goals often. Your also experiencing the feeling of accomplishment or realization of those goals.
This is turn triggers your thoughts towards your goals and sets up powerful connections between your goals and the thoughts and action of success in the brain.
Athletes have been using these techniques for decades to help them improve their performance.
Studies have shown that a weightlifter for example using this technique has the same brain patterns when lifting weights as they do when visualizing lifting the weights.
If we have no mental barriers to sucess and accomplishment in life, it means the physical barriers are much easier to overcome.
Again there are no rules here, whatever works for you is best.
There are lots of tools and techniques out there to help us with our goals, whatever those goals may be in life.
Vision boards are certainly one of the tools that we can use to build success and have the following advantages:
- Easy to set up
- Utilize the power of the brain and its association with visual guides
- Take very little time to maintain, since the brain sees the goals often and goes through the mind exercise of visualization subconsciously
Im not suggesting that the vision board is the one and only solution you ever need to help achieve whatever goals you may have in life, however it is a low mainteance high impact tool which can help along the way.
This week I’ll be sharing some more on the other tools I use to help set me up for success in life, however what I will say on the Vision Board is that I use it daily and it definitely helps me keep going especially when I’m in need of some motivation.