You’ve seen picture collages before, and maybe even made one, using photos from past events. Maybe you created an anniversary collage for yourself or your parents. Or maybe you made a collage of a child’s first year, or your children enjoying themselves on last year’s vacation. Those kinds of collages are about something that has already happened.
A Vision Board is a picture collage. The difference between the kind of photo collage you are familiar with and a Vision Board is that instead of marking a past event, it forecasts, some may even say foretells, your future. Instead of using photos you’ve taken, you use pictures you’ve cut from magazines. The pictures aren’t of some events from your past, but instead reflect your aspirations and goals for your future. It’s a picture you your life when, for example, you’re thirty pounds thinner, get your college degree, pass the bar exam, have a successful business, having a great time in retirement.
For a Vision Board, you cut out the picture, glue them onto a poster board of any size and focus on those images every day. One of the real tricks of Vision Boards is actually using one. That means that you put your Vision Board in a place where you will see it. When you look your Vision Board, you visualize yourself BEing in that picture, DOing the things in that Vision Board and HAVE-ing the life pictured on your Vision Board.
The Vision Board is based on the science of visualization. The magic of the Vision Board is that, when you visualize yourself in another place/job/lifestyle, you begin to take actions that reflect your new position.
A Vision Board alone won’t change your life. But, when using one and getting ideas, you take action, that will positively change your life.
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