You will never leave where you are until you see where you’d rather be. – author unknown
What is a vision board? A vision board is simply a collage of images and words representing your wishes, dreams or goals. Visualization is one of the most powerful mind exercises you can do. It is proven that you move toward what you think about. The purpose of your vision board is to bring your dreams to life.
On September 12 Kristi Meenan, former corporate trainer, and I will lead a fun workshop in creating a vision board. (The vision board depicted above is hers.) To sign up, go to Vision Board Workshop.
In her book, DREAM IT. PIN IT. LIVE IT, Terri Savelle Foy states that surrounding yourself with images of your vision causes your dreams to become more alive inside of you. It’s a vital component to success.
God wants us to thrive, not just survive! You must give yourself permission and have the courage to DREAM. In the Bible, the Israelites were terrified of giants in the promise land, a place God had led them to that was rich with milk and honey. Because of their fear, they chose to stay in the desert longer than they had to. Once in the promise land, they didn’t encounter a giant for over 100 years! Most of what we fear never even happens.
The fear of the future is usually worse than the real future… We shouldn’t entertain thoughts that reduce us. Many people never come to their destiny because of fear… Courage is fear that has said its prayers. It is not the absence of fear, but the presence of YES! – Kris Vallotton
Pray about your dreams. God wants us to be clear on our vision, and we need to be in alignment with his plan. Don’t limit God or yourself. Ephesians 3:20 says He can do more than we could ever ask or imagine! You were meant to have a full life.
Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18), but without courage, dreams die – Rosa Parks
When you create a vision board, you are seeing yourself the way you WANT to be. It gives you clarity on your life’s purpose and goals, builds your faith in God’s ability to do the impossible and boosts your confidence and self-esteem.
Put it in writing. Studies show that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. It makes your goals real and attainable, so write from your heart.
Visualization works. When you are surrounded by ongoing negative messages that life will never get better, your vision board will serve as a daily reminder of where you are headed and fuel your faith to trust in God and your God-given talents and abilities for those dreams.
Stop making excuses. Mel Robbins, famous life coach, speaker, and author has some great quotes about procrastinating and making excuses for not pursuing dreams.
“We are all so afraid of uncertainty that we want a guarantee before we even try. We want evidence that if we take a risk we will “get the girl” It’s a numbers game. To play any game, you have to start. To win, you need to keep going. If you want to make your dreams come true, get ready for the long game.
Life is not a one and done sort of deal. You’ve got to work for what you want.
Picasso created nearly 100 masterpieces in his lifetime. But what most people don’t know is that he created a total of more then 50,000 works of art. .. Thats two pieces of art a day. Success is a numbers game. You are not going to win if you keep telling yourself to wait. The more often that you choose courage, the more likely you’ll succeed.”
“When it comes to change, goals, and dreams, you have to bet on yourself….Hesitation is the kiss of death. You might hesitate for a just nanosecond, but that’s all it takes. That one small hesitation triggers a mental system that’s designed to stop you. And it happens in less than—you guessed it—five seconds.”
“There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you…You Are One Decision Away from a Completely Different Life.” ―
Your vision board will be a collage of pictures or words depicting your dreams. What you post can range from places you want to go, things you want to accomplish, items you want to own or aspirations you want to achieve. The possibilities are endless. Don’t settle where you are. Dare to dream!
To sign up for the September 12 vision board workshop, go to Vision Board Workshop.
Cost is $40; includes yoga, journaling prompts to create your board, supplies and light bites. BYOB
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