How to create a vision board that produces results
Yay! It’s that time of the year when people are getting ready for the New Year and one of the ways people prepare is by creating a vision board.
Over the years, however, I find it intriguing that a lot of people create vision board year after year, yet they seem not to be achieving any tangible result from it. On another note, last year, I hosted two Facebook Live Sessions where I taught a group of entrepreneurs how to create a vision board that produces results and till date messages from those who say they got results from my teachings have yet to stop. In fact, it got to a point during the year where I forced myself to go back and watch those sessions to learn what exactly I did right.
My vision board has worked for me too. This year, I achieved everything I wanted in my business even though I fell short of my financial goals for the first quarter of 2017. Notwithstanding, I am finishing 2017 on an excellent note by all counts because one major thing I included in my vision board this year was the completion of my first book. I had dreamed of being an author for a long time but self-limiting beliefs held me back until I took a step of faith in December 2016 to place it on my vision board for 2017 and to God be the glory, I completed my book in 2017 and I await publishing in 2018.
If you truly want to make 2018 count, you must create a vision for it and in order to make your vision a reality you must capture your thoughts using a pen and that’s why vision boards are so symbolic.
Have you created your vision board for 2018 yet? Or do you think it’s too early to create a vision board? I am here to let you know that my vision boards have changed my life and I want you to key in if you are not already doing so.
Now, let’s take a deep dive as I teach you how to create a vision board that produces results.
To create your own vision board that produces results, here is a list of essential items you need:
Magazine clippings (optional)
Now that you have what you need, it’s time to create your vision for 2018. One thing I always focus on is simplicity. I believe what hinders most people from accomplishing what they wrote on their vision boards is trying to do too much. Keeping it simple while also dreaming big is the best approach.
Create four major areas of life on your vision board. The areas I recommend are: personal, family, business/career, community)
Under these four areas, identify six subsets that matter to you. For example, under the personal area you can decide to focus on your health, savings/investment, projects, spirituality or any other aspect of your personal life that matters to you. Write those things out and be SPECIFIC as much as you can. Repeat this process for the three other areas as well focusing on what’s important to you.
These goals/dreams should be handwritten. Magazine clippings should be a supplement not a replacement because there’s so much power attached to written words. You must write out what you want to achieve for you to experience your desired results. Well, let me admit, there’s no rule that says you must write instead of using pictures, but from the feedback, I have received so far, writing wins over time.
Once you are done writing and posting on the board, it’s time to hang your board in a place where you can see it every day before you set out. I suggest hanging your board in front of your dresser mirror or in your foyer or any other visible place in your home where you can see the board every day.
This serves not only as a reminder but it also pulls you towards accomplishing everything you put on the board.
Once you hang your board, go to sleep and the miracle will happen. Wait minute! Did I say go to sleep? No way! I was just kidding. I meant to say go to work. Yes, if you want your vision board to produce results, you must work hard to obtain your result.
That’s it! That was simple, right? Yes, the great things of life are simple. I would love to see a picture of your completed board. Feel free to share with me on my Facebook Page and here’s a live video session I hosted teaching others how to create their vision boards.
I would love to hear from you. What is your experience with vision boards? Did you learn anything new? Share with me in the comment box below.
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