Hey loves! I hope everyone is having a fantabolous new year so far! I got my hair done today and it’s flowing, I’m breathing, and healthy so I really cannot complain lol. So, today I went to a vision board party for a non-profit in the Pittsburgh areas called IBIM (I Believe In Me) and I had such a great time! I mean I was actually surprised by how relaxing and rewarding it was. I’ve always heard of people creating vision boards but, I never really understood how important it was. Not just the vision board itself, but the importance of having a vision. So today, I am going to talk about the importance of a vision and creating a vision board and what I learned from it.
So, if you don’t know….a vision board is a tool that helps others clarify, concentrate, and focus on specific life goals. People display images on a board representing anything that want to do or be in life. This year I created my first board of goals I intend to accomplish in 2018.
In not only creating a vision board, but creating a vision in general requires you to hold yourself accountable. How many of us have set goals for ourselves, but never ended up following through with it? I know I have and sometimes still do. I have good intentions on accomplishing the goals I set for myself but, often times I let excuses get in the way of things. However, I find that if I write down my goals and revisit them often, I’m more likely to follow through on them. Thus, making me see the importance of displaying images pertaining to your goals on something such as a vision board. In doing so, it acts as a reminder of your goals and helps you keep your eye on the prize so that you don’t lose sight of what you want to accomplish this year and in the future. My board is in my walk-in closet/guest bedroom lol. Since I frequent that room a lot I know I will see my goals often. So, I do recommend keeping the board somewhere that’s visible so its nowhere collecting dust and not serving it’s point.
2. Starting Point
Honestly, when someone asks you where do you want to be next year, the next few years, etc., you may not really have a good answer for them. Or maybe you do, but don’t know how to execute your goals and make them come to a reality. Well, maintaining a life vision cand help can help make turn your visions into reality. And, one of the ways to do that is creating a vision board. In creating a vision board, it gave me a road map of some sort or a guide to which goals are priority to accomplish and achieve this year. They help keep me organized in my goal-setting and have an order or level of importance for me achieving them.
In creating a vision it’s really helped put into perspective which goals I can realistically accomplish this year. When I had my son at such a young age, I was so determined to graduate with my bachelors so I could get my masters to make enough money where I was comfortable. But, I never really got the chance to sit down and think about the goals I actually wanted to obtain. I feel like had I been able to do a vision board before I wouldn’t have went in circles at times trying to figure what it was that I was actually trying to accomplish. My only goal I knew was to make money to provide, but had I actually displayed my goals maybe I would have taken a different path which would have given me an even better outcome. So, I definitely feel like creating a vision board is important so you don’t lose perspective in attaining your goals.
4. Choose for Myself
Sometimes I think people can get caught up in accomplishing the goals that someone else set for you or expects for you that you just go along with it trying to please others. Well, in a vision board its YOUR board. YOU have control over your own board, vision, and what you want it to look like. You may actually see that you don’t want to go to school for nursing or even at all. Maybe you want to be an actor, singer, dancer, lawyer, etc. and are just trying to follow other people’s goals. Doing a vision board has honestly helped me choose my own goals. This also helps you be yourself and focus on running your own race. Sometimes I think people may want to do something because someone else is, when those person’s goals may not actually be for you. You can’t always set your goals on making money or doing what works for someone else. Because, what works for them, may not work for you and vice versa. So, vision boards definitely help focus your attention on your wants, needs, and goals.
5. Make You Think
It’s easy to be consumed with the normal hustle and bustle of life, so much that you don’t even take the chance to think about what your vision even is for the next year or years after that. Therefore, vision boards get your mind racing and your wheels turning to think about the next big chapter in your life. Vision Boards make you think about what you want for yourself and in life. And, in doing so I think they help you get out of your comfort zone and take risks. You may have goals that you didn’t even realized that you had until you create a vision board.
6. Ignite Fires Within
When I say vision boards ignite fire within, they get you all hyped up, emotional, and excited for accomplishing your goals. When I created my vision board I was so hype because I could see my goals displayed right before my eyes. I was getting excited putting it together (which is equivalent to working on my goals and bringing life to them) and then when it was all done, I felt accomplished and more motivated than when I actually started. It got my adrenaline pumping and ready to start working!
Overall, I had a really great time creating my vision board today. It was fun and exciting and helped me learn a lot about myself. It got me even more excited and motivated for 2018 and made me realize how important a vision really is. Although this is my first vision board I know it won’t be my last. I’m definitely looking forward to achieving all of my goals this year. Well loves, I hope you found this post encouraging, motivating, inspiring, and/or relatable. I encourage you to create a vision board this year (it’s not too late). You can do it alone, but doing it with friends and family is much better and more fun 🙂 And, if you’ve already created one in the past, I’d love to see them by sharing photos in the comments below and get any feedback about how they worked for you, other benefits from completing it, things you’ve learned, and if you’ve actually accomplished all of the goals on your board. As always, thanks for reading!!