We’ve all heard the stories. You know: a friend of a friend pins a picture of a house on her vision board.
Five years later, she’s cleaning out her closet and finds the vision board, and pinned to it, is a picture of the house she now lives in.
Could you actually be the star of a similar story? Do vision boards work or are they the stuff of urban myth?
Well, surprisingly for many, there is good evidence that vision boards (sometimes called ‘dream boards’) do work. They work in the same way that visualization and the ‘law of attraction’ works.
These collages made of pictures, words, and phrases represent your ideal life and make it more likely that you will achieve what you want to achieve – professionally or personally!
Forget the doubters and their suspicions of the success stories. You’d be surprised by the number of high-profile, high-performance entrepreneurs, motivational speakers and business people who champion the art of visualization.
And these boards are just another way to visualize – similar to a manifestation journal in many ways but with visual prompts rather than just text.
Tony Robbins, the world-renowned entrepreneur and life coach, taught us to focus on where we want to go, not on what we fear:
“To create a life where you’re thriving, not just surviving, you must focus on creating a compelling future. Pick anything – a goal, dream, or desire – that you want so much, you’re going to find yourself compelled to make it happen,” he said.
“The great thing is, if you think about it, you’ve actually already done this before. Whether or not you’ve been keeping track of it along the way, there are things that you’ve wanted and have gotten for yourself. You are responsible for everything that you have in your life today.
“If you want to thrive, you have to focus on the things you can control, the difference you can make, and the things that are already in your life that you’re grateful for.”
Likewise, the author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and “America’s #1 Success Coach” Jack Canfield backs this view of Robbins up. He has been open about his belief in vision boards and their goal-getting abilities. This is not based on simply hoping and dreaming, but rather a simple and effective concept that makes total sense:
“By representing your goals with pictures and images you will actually strengthen and stimulate your emotions because your mind responds strongly to visual stimulation… this activates the Law of Attraction.”
Vision boards are easy to create. So easy in fact that you can get there in five simple steps…