The other night, my friend who I hadn’t seen in a while asked me when I’m finally going to start my own thing professionally. To be honest, I hate that question because I don’t know. Rather than end the conversation there, she suggested I make a vision board. Initially the idea of a homemade craft impacting my life rang some skepticism, but the more I Google about it, the more convinced I become.
I am a huge believer of The Secret and always have been, which advocates the power of positive thoughts. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the basic underlying principle of The Secret is ‘The Law of Attraction’, which says that you attract into your life whatever you focus you your attention, energy, and beliefs on. In other words, your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest into reality.
A vision board activates this idea and is simply a visual representation/collage filled with drawings, cut-outs, writings of the things that you want to have, experience, or become in your life. It is a great way to influence our subconscious mind, which unconsciously aligns our activities towards achieving goals that are represented as images or symbols:
In other words, what we focus on, we create. Obviously thinking positively about our dreams isn’t magically going to make them appear…I’m not that vulnerable. We have to also apply action to generate the results. From what I gathered, seeing a daily reminder helps us to focus on the joy of our dreams. In addition, they allow us to cultivate the excitement necessary to take further action steps that bring dreams closer to reality.
I’m sure some of you might reserve your doubts and that’s fair enough- different strokes for different folks. In the meanwhile, I’ve bought my poster-board, my old magazines are stacked up and I’m ready to get snipping. The way I see it, I can only gain from making a visual board. If anything, I will finally downsize the clutter of magazines which is steadily, yet surely, growing in my bedroom ;).
Have you heard about vision boards before? Do you believe in their power?