What makes a vision board work? The secret ingredient that makes a vision board work is visualization and thoughts. Visualization means: making a mental picture of something. Your mind does it by default, it’s constantly thinking and it’s thinking in pictures and it cannot be stopped. The bad thing is that it constantly cranks out negative thoughts, thoughts and visions that give us anxiety attacks and make us feel bad.
I am sure you experienced this and like most of us, you were brought up to accept this as the way things are. Like my parents would say: “It’s just the way it is and we have to put up with it, or: “we are the way we are and there is nothing that can be done about it.”(It’s kind of a weird protective mechanism that is supposed to keep us safe, and “miserable”) It’s the same concept that Plato writes about in “The Allegory Of The Cave.”
This is where I come from and I was programmed to think like this, until something happened………
When my life was falling apart in my 50s, I started reading a lot of psychology, personal development and spiritual books. Two of those books had an immense impact on my way of thinking; you might call it “a moment of spiritual awakening”. One book was called “Change Your Mind Change Your Life” by Psychiatrist Gerald Jampolski, the other was written by a German Zen Master and Benedictine Priest: Willigis Jäger, who was writing about thoughts and how they effect our lives. he wrote that thoughts are real forces and determine our reality. It was my first introduction to the concept of the “Law of Attraction” That the thoughts about what we do not want, have a huge impact because they are very emotionally charged. When I read this I had to go over several times, it almost stopped me dead in my tracks. I knew that my thinking was 80% negative and at that moment I got scared, but I also knew that I could change the way I think and change my life.
This the answer to the secret, can you see it? You can change your life by thinking thoughts about what you do want, by brainwashing yourself with positive images of what you desire, for your personal life and your business. This might sound like positive thinking, but it actually is more than that, it is a way to control and train your mind. It is a targeted method to retrain your thinking and it is important to do it every day.
You do the exercises for 5 minutes each to come up to 20 minutes every day and do it for 90 days. If you do not know what your ideal goals, dreams and intentions are, start journaling and make a list, read the list every day and refine it, add to it, contemplate about it. Remember that nothing is cast in stone, you can start and change it later, it’s ok.
The more you contemplate about your desires, the more ideas will come to you. This is the subconscious mind, it works like magic you do not have to make it work, you just have to visualize and do some obvious action steps.
But you must start, it’s your life start to create your life now! I did all this myself and I still do all these exercises, I know they work. Just 6 years ago I did not have a clue of where I wanted to be in life, what I wanted to do, now I am crystal clear about it.
- visualize your goal
- feel your achieved goal
- say your personal affirmation over and over
- acknowledge yourself for your successes
- be grateful
These are simple exercises, but they require the discipline to do them. Do each exercise for 5 minutes and you do them for 90 days every day. You will see how your life will change. This will train your mind to crank out positive thoughts instead of negative thoughts, it’s like training your muscles.
Visual images have a huge impact on your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. This is why we make a vision board, to help us focus on thedesired outcome, to help us achieve our life dreams and to achieve our life goals.
Below you find some more basic instructions about how to make a vision board and how to get into the creative zone, or intuitive part of your brain.
If you have any questions let me know and be so kind and leave a comment at the end.
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May we all be happy and playful