Have you ever heard of a vision board? I hadn’t until several years ago when Oprah spoke about it on her show. A vision board is a physical thing or place you post words or pictures of your visions, such as your dreams, goals, and aspirations that you want for yourself in the future. Some ideas to think about are: What’s my dream job? Dream house? Financial goal? Mission in life? Number of kids? Ideal partner? Dream engagement ring? Hopefully you get the idea. The hardest part about this vision board is actually doing it! Finding the time and making it a priority to complete one. My vision board is made of a corkboard I bought from Marshalls. I sat down and thought about what my visions were in the next 5 or so years. Where do I see myself? What do I want for myself? For Daniel and I? (This was before Zane was in the picture). How do I see myself impacting others? What are some inspirational quotes I want to be reminded of? What about me do I want to post on the board as a reminder? Once I jotted down answers to some of these questions, I went searching for photos and large size words to pin onto my board. I found them in magazines and print outs from the internet. Thereafter I organized them on the corkboard and placed it in our home office. I probably should place it where I can see it regularly, but I do find it nice to come across every now and then to check where my progress is in life. I have found miraculously that many of the visions I’ve had for myself end up coming true. And when they do, I take the piece of the vision off and replace it with a new one. I think there’s significant value in making time to do this and committing to it in a visual piece. For me it serves to remind me what I am striving for and makes me accountable in case I’ve deviated from it because life happens.
Do you have a vision board? What’s on it? If not, I encourage you to create one! Let us know how it goes.