Do you have big goals in life? A bigger house? A better job? Playing golf in exotic locations around the world? Can you really see, feel, and experience those goals? It’s hard to claim them for yourself if you can’t really see and feel yourself living all of them. That’s where a vision board comes in.
A vision board is a physical or virtual board where you can post photos (or affirmations) related to your dreams. The vision board (as the name implies) is meant to help you visualize your goals. If you want to be a popular and successful man, you’ll have to create big goals and never lose sight of them! With that in mind, we explain how to make a vision board.
Set Your Goals
First, you obviously need goals. Sit down and really think about what you want from life. Don’t rush. Making a vision board is pretty time consuming, so you won’t want to change your goals frequently. I recommend sitting on your goals a couple weeks after you’ve made them to tweak and modify them as you further reflect on your life.
Also, be specific, not vague. When you make a vision board, you have to put items there you can visualize. Wanting to be “rich” is a bad goal for a vision board. Wanting to have over a million dollars in your bank account is better.
Choose Your Medium
When figuring out how to make a vision board, you’ll have to choose the medium. The most popular is to actually create a board with physical pictures. If you choose this option, then you can go out and buy a bulletin board or other structure on which to place your photos. This option has one main advantage: you can place it on a wall and always have access to it.
When deciding how to make a vision board, there is also a virtual option. This lets you put your photos on a computer and let them cycle using a program. This option is easier and (if you have a computer) cheaper. It involves no printing of photos. The disadvantage is that you can only see it when you have access to a computer.
The main focus of how to make a vision board revolves around your photos. Find photos that correspond to your dreams and goals. Be specific. If you want to live in a mansion, then find a photo of a mansion. Not the first picture you find, but the best! If you want football season tickets, find a photo of your team’s season tickets.
Once you’ve found them, use them “as is” or, if you have the skills, photoshop them. Gimp is a free program (http://www.gimp.org/) that does similar things to Photoshop. You can put yourself in photos, change details (like scanning your current bank statement and changing the amount to two million dollars), or add writing. Be creative.
If you use an actual board, then print your images and hang them up in a place where you can see them regularly. If you’re going virtual, use a timed photo display program to shuffle them for you. Power Point is a basic way to do this too. You can also add words to the slides.
Be creative and have fun. The process should be enjoyable. Bring only positive energy to the entire creation of the vision board.
Take a few minutes each day to meditate on your vision board. It’s important to not only visualize your images, but also feel the feelings associated with the pictures. And, live those positive thoughts and feelings throughout your entire life.
See the photo of the mansion? Then, visualize yourself being in there. Savor the feeling of living there. Imagine it with all your senses. What does it smell like? What does it sound like inside? Remember, the vision board is only to get your imagination and visualization started.
So, hopefully now you know how to make a vision board. But, the board is just the start. Go out and achieve your dreams!