I was a bit skeptical when my friend Maggie told me about vision boards and how they had helped her. I thought about the idea for a long time before I finally made one. Can I tell you, making a vision board CHANGED MY LIFE! I made my first one last January when I was facing a lot of challenges. And I dreamed big! Some of the things I put on there I knew there was no possible way they could happen but I did it anyway. I posted it in my office where I would see it every day. In about October I was looking at my board (again) and I started to notice all of the things that had come true from my board. I was amazed! By December it was unbelievable! Not everything I put on my vision board last year happened – yet. And I worked really hard to reach my goals. But making a vision board brought the possibilities to life and created opportunities for my dreams to become a reality.
Do you want a great way to change your life? Make a vision board! “A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.”
Why should you make a vision board? “Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. According to the popular book The Secret, “The law of attraction is forming your entire life experience and it is doing that through your thoughts. When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the Universe.” Elizabeth Rider
I put a picture of a van on my vision board in January. Here is a picture of my new van I bought the day after Thanksgiving.
This is me and my Dad. One thing on my vision board was biking. In 2015 I biked over 1500 miles (my dad age 67 rode double that).
Steps to make a vision board:
- What do you want? Make a list of things you want to accomplish, things you want to have, relationships, who you want to be, and what goals you have for your Alison’s Pantry business. The possibilities are endless.
- Go to Google Images and do a search of pictures that represent your goals then save them and print them. Or cut out pictures from magazines and add family photos or other pictures of important places, things and people.
- Cut them out and post them on a cork board, a poster board, the wall. Just make a display that you can hang somewhere that you will see it every day.
- Look at your vision board every day and watch amazing things happen!