Vision boards are important for keeping our dreams, inspiration, and career goals in check. Read on for why you should make a new one this year!
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a giant collage of things you'd like in the future, inspirational quotes, and goals you'd like to achieve. There are no limits to the things you can place on a vision board; it can stretch however far you'd like.
With respect to creating something that supports your career goals, you could design a board with photos of your mentors or industry leaders with admirable qualities, pictures of settings that represent your dream industry, and motivational quotes.
We highly recommend building a Vision boards to keep you hungry for success and to prevent your from being discouraged from your goals. If done honestly and placed somewhere visible, a vision board can and will motivate you to chase and achieve your dreams.
What to Add you Your Vision Board
Since everyone has their own unique perspective, what you add to your board is completely up to you! But, just in case you're looking for some ideas, check out the list below:
- Pictures of a dream destination you want to visit
- Pictures of CEOs and Entrepreneurs that inspire you
- Cutouts of magazine covers you see yourself on
- Financial goal Related Images
- Photos of a dream house, car, husband etc.
- Dream Wardrobe (don't forget the accessories!)
A general rule of thumb is to pick images or even objects that get you thinking about your future and what you'd like to possess or achieve!
Why a Vision Board is Vital to Achieving your Career Goals
Life is hard and has a lot of distractions. Vision boards are a great tool to keep you on track and there's real science behind it too!
Tara Swart backs the use of vision boards In an NBC article titiled, "Top execs use this visualization trick to achieve success—here’s why it works, according to a neuroscientist":
"For one thing, looking at images on a vision board primes the brain to grasp opportunities that may otherwise gone unnoticed, says Swart. That’s because the brain has a process called “value-tagging,” which imprints important things onto your subconscious and filters out unnecessary information. The brain assigns a higher “value” to images than written words on a “to-do” list, says Swart, and the more you look at those images, the more those images move up in importance."
To view more on the topic, read the full article here.
How to Make a Vision Board
To start, as your self questions like, “What do I want this vision board to show?”, “What are my goals?”, or “How exactly do I want to feel?”
A vision board should be a reflection of where and who you want to be in the future. By starting with questions, you open up your mind to things you wouldn't consider off the top of your head. Once you give it some though, it becomes easier to attach visual representations to your career, home, and life goals.
Here are a few steps to guide you on the path to making a vision board:
- Buy a Few Magazines that Cover a Wide Variety of Topics
Some magazine options you could choose are topics on fashion, finance, health, etc. Flip through the magazines and cut out photos that speak to your dreams and goals. Arrange these photos in a way that means something to you!
- Make Sure It's Visible
Although you can carry your vision board anywhere, we advise that you find a spot to hang it in your home. It should be first thing you see when you wake up and before you go to bed. Keep it somewhere private; you don’t want every visitor in your home commenting on it! It’s personal and should hang somewhere only you can see!
- Believe in Your Vision Board
Vision boards won’t change much in your life, if you are unwilling to believe in its manifestation powers. Allow yourself some time daily to gaze at your board. Let the images seep deep into your subconscious and think positively for best results!
The more you look at your vision board and meditate on your goals, the more motivated you will be to achieve them! Be amazed by the adventures of revelling in your dreams.
Get inspired Sharks!