A picture is worth a thousand words.
A vision board is a creative visualisation process of creating a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals. When you carefully select pictures, words, and phrases that resonate with your goal, it acts as a small visualisation exercise throughout the day. A vision board will help you stay focused on your vision or goal while acting as a constant reminder to pause for a moment and soak in your vivid, colourful, and graphic mental image.
How to create a vision board?
1) Write down your goals – the first step to create your vision board is to know the reason for creating it. Your vision board can be used to magnify your process goals, outcome goals, short-term goals or outline a clear path to achieving your long-term Envision what you want to achieve and write them down.
Example – A football player’s outcome goal is to get selected in the A team of their club, the process goal of reaching there is to improve his endurance and getting selected in the upcoming trials.
2) Let’s get creative – Once you have your detailed list of goals, it is time to get creative and collect photos from magazines, books, newspapers and Take time to find the right picture which resonates with your goal. The more eye-catching and inspiring your images, the more they will motivate you. In addition, you can even doodle, paint, add stickers and ribbons to your vision board to show your true personality. Once you have collected all your pictures, start making a collage of it by displaying them on your board. You can position them on a timeline or add the most prominent goals in the most prominent spots.
Example – The footballer can add a picture of “Team A” depicting where he wants to reach along with a motivational quote to push harder during his endurance training. The footballer can also add a picture of the Team A jersey to motivate them.
3) Add motivational affirming words – Your vision board needs to connect with you on an emotional level. Thus, in addition to pictures, you can also add motivational affirming Find phrases and words that motivate you and then you can either write them down or type them in fun fonts and print them out.
Example – The footballer can add phrases and words such as, no pain no gain, pride, believe, etc
4) Visit your vision board everyday – Completing your vision board isn’t the end of the visualisation process. Keep your vision board in a spot where you can see it on a daily If you are always on the move, you can also take a photo on your phone as a reminder of your goals. You can look at the vision board either in the morning to motivate you to achieve your goals or at night to look at the things you have achieved during the day and plan for the next day.
5) Evolve – It is important to be flexible with your goals. A vision board isn’t a one-time investment and can be continuously changed in order to incorporate new and different You can also leave blank spaces on your vision board to show that new goals are always welcomed and you are ready to accept changes.
In the end it is important to have fun with pictures and words to magnify your goals which will help you clarify your goals. Positive thinking only works along with positive action, create your vision board and get started on the path to achieving them.
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