In this day and age there are distractions everywhere. Whether it’s on your phone, on the TV, or a billboard down the street, there’s a million different images and sounds that will capture your attention and bring you down a rabbit hole of distraction. Consumer culture wants us to believe that we aren’t happy because we don’t own a particular product and that once we purchase the product all our problems will melt away like a popsicle on the 4th of July. Unfortunately, while we’re obsessing over the next thing we “need,” we’ll find ourselves too distracted to focus on what really matters: where we want to go and our plan to get there.
If you want to keep your eyes on the future you’re trying to build then you need a vision board. Vision boards are basically a visual representation of your ideal life. You take images of what you hope to accomplish (having your dream job, a family, countries you’d like to travel to, etc.) and paste them on a board that you can hang somewhere you’ll always see it. When you keep photos of your goals in front of you, it keeps your goals on the forefront of our mind and therefore you’ll have your eyes open to your plan and opportunities that will lead you to your destiny.
I first was introduced to the concept of a vision board when I was 16 years old. My English teacher assigned the class to make a vision board and present it to the class. She explained to us that people who make vision boards have a much higher chance of achieving their goals. I remember being so amazed by this idea and putting so much energy into my board. As I’ve gotten older I’ve seen many photos on my vision board manifest in my life. As I shift my goals, I try to remember to also add to my board. Here are some images I’d like to add:
These photos remind me to keep my focus on trusting myself, traveling, living in a beautiful house on a farm, and blogging.
Vision boards are a great reminder of what you ultimately want in your life and puts your focus on your desired experiences and lifestyle. They remind you of the opportunities you should be looking out for as well as reminds you to use your money in a way that will allow you to achieve your goals. Have you ever made a vision board? Comment below what your vision board experience is.