If you think vision boards are laughable, then the joke's on you. Vision boards work, and many entrepreneurs, leaders, authors and gurus swear by them.
Creating a board that displays your hopes and desires brings clarity and activation to your life. Research shows that persistence is heavily influenced by the internal messages we tell ourselves about the goals we want to manifest.
When we think of Oprah Winfrey, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield and other motivational gurus, we hear the common thread of visualization as the premise for all forms of transformation. Yet, in a world where we are bombarded by notifications, inbound marketing, and social media ads, we can forget to tune into our personal status feed. Whether you believe it or not, we manifest what we inherently believe about our potential and past failures. According to Psychology Today, our thoughts are as powerful as the actions that we take on a daily basis, so how can we truly place more emphasis on the ideas of visualization in order to manifest the life we want?
I remind all of my clients to get still and to find deep moments of INCUBATION. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that time is always at the forefront of our minds, and we seldom have time to pause throughout the day, but what if I told you that your future-self would thank you for it?
Take time to create a VISION BOARD. If you are doing this by yourself here are some quick steps to get going:
What you'll need:
A poster board from
Scissors, tape, pins
Markers, Glue Sticks, Sharpies etc.,
Magazines for images and Quotes
Put on your favorite music (I love to throw on Jazz, Blues and Classical music to get my mind in an imaginative state
Throw your AGE out the window (THINK BOLDLY)
Select images that would surprise you!
Visualization is one of the conscious acts you can take to realize your personal and professional goals. In my book, Tomorrow Can’t Wait, I discuss the barriers to success that individuals have. Some of these issues stem from our formative years. We have bought the experiences as pictures of what our realities may look like. With a Vision Board you can Wipe the Slate Clean and dream again.
Q: What should my vision board include
A: The secret dreams you have held for years. The purpose of your vision board is to consciously remind yourself of the goals you inherently desire. Consider your relationships, professional dreams, and needs.
Q: What should my Vision Board Focus On?
A: It's totally your call. I love the idea of theme boards that focus on one or two overarching goals. Theme boards can help you get clear about your desires, for instance a goal to grow your business clientele will help you focus on how you can offer services of value, to increase sales
Q: What if the images don’t reflect where I am currently in life
A: This is awesome. I often pick images that may appear drastically different from my immediate circumstance. This is how I know I am on the right track! Then, every month, I review the board to get clear about my progress. I always keep the central theme and goal in mind.
Look at this Video from our previous Vision Board Workshop at the Boston Public Library: Codman Square Branch
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On January 19th, I am hosting the UPML Vision Board Party at the Boston Central Library. I would like you to begin thinking about how you can change your goals for 2019.
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Dr. Allana Da Graca is the Persistence Guru who helps individuals reach personal and professional goals by any Creative Means necessary. She is the author of Tomorrow Can't Wait, and Women Build Confidence Coaching Series Digital. She is the founder of the IWBCC conference. She is a contributing faculty member at Walden University and PT Faculty at Northeastern University.