This past weekend I did something that I have always wanted to do. My friend and I met at Starbucks with a stack of magazines, a glue stick, and scissors to put together our 2013 vision boards. I love looking at the finished product and I really think it is going to motivate me this year!
The one rule of creating a vision board is that everything you put on your board is positive. The purpose of the board is that whatever you focus on increases your chances that it will happen in your life. It’s called the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction is the name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. If you have ever seen the movie, The Secret, you have heard of this. I think vision boards are so powerful because you are putting your goals on paper and when you write down your goals, you are 80% more likely to achieve them.
Vision boards add clarity to your goals because instead of just writing them down, you are looking at the image of it every day. Hey, your vision board could even help you land your dream job!
Supplies You Need To Make a Vision Board
Cardboard or poster board. At first, I thought my poster board was going to be way too big. But after I started gathering images, I was happy it was so big so it could fit all my visions for the year!
Glue stick (tape can also work)
Markers (if you want to write things on your vision board)
Magazines or anything with a word, quote or image on it that you want to use (I actually cut up someone’s Christmas card because it had a perfect quote that I wanted on my board. I figured it’s after Christmas so that is OK, right?:) Make sure you have lots of different magazines so that you have a variety of things you can post on your board.