A vision board has several benefits, each incredibly important or valuable in their own way.
The human imagination is powerful, but it works like a muscle. For most of us, that power remains potential power and it’s never fully utilized.
A vision board allows you to exercise your imagination regularly, creating a more vivid vision of your ideal life as you develop your ability that has real, tangible benefits. None of which require you to believe that things will magically arrive in your mailbox or bank account if you think about them long and hard enough, by the way.
If you have a burning desire to realize a cherished, long-held dream, a clear vision is a must. And a vision board can help you develop the skills to define and shape that within your mind, something that will stay with you long after the board comes down.
A vision board creates an emotional connection that motivates you
Forget attraction, a vision board motivates you. Well, it can if it’s done right. This works especially well if you make your vision board more than just pictures. Make it also about the emotions connected with your vision and the sensory experience of it all. What sounds, smells, and sights are associated with a particular aspect of your vision? What emotions? Relief, wonder, or joy? A vision board is only as beneficial as the work
you’re willing to put into it, so dig in and make it as thorough, exciting, and detailed as possible.
A vision board helps you clarify what you want out of your life because it forces you to put something down
What if you actually don’t have a burning desire or great, big dream? What if you haven’t really figured it out yet? If you have some vague idea, something you can at least get down on the board, We’ve found it can actually help clarify our desires.
As you reflect on your vision board each day, certain things pull on you and others become increasingly tiresome. After a while, you begin to notice you don’t really care about this. But that, well that is something you’re excited to reflect on each day. Go in the direction of those things that pull you and don’t be afraid of modifying your vision over time.
How to Create an Effective Vision Board
We’ve touched on a few of the more intangible but critically important parts of creating an effective vision board already. Here are some basic instructions for putting together a vision board.
1. Get clear on your vision
What are your major goals? Do you have one undying dream for your life? Expand upon that. What will each of the areas of your life – say professional, financial, relationships, and personal – look like once you’ve realized that dream?
2. Create a folder and add images with Google search
Create a folder, either digital or physical, and start gathering photos that represent each major goal or element of your dream. Do a few quick Google searches. You’ll find images of literally anything you need in a matter of seconds.
3. Organize images onto a poster
Once you have your images, all you need to do is put them together in a way that is pleasing and effective for you. Once that’s complete, you’ve officially completed your vision board. Just make sure to spend a few minutes each day reflecting on it. If you do that, you’ll make full use of the incredible benefits of a vision board to motivate you to action and make your dream more believable than ever before. See our sample to the right.