A vision board is a collection of photographs, magazine cut outs, and words. It is a place where you decide what it is you want to accomplish to allow your subconscious mind to work in favor of your goals.
Think of a vision board as a map to your favorite destination. In order to get where you are going, you need to know where it is you want to go. Choose experiences and goals that are important to you and will have your hair standing up when you get there.
I did this back in 2006 after I watched the film “The Secret”. To be completely honest, I did not put a lot of thought into whether I would actually accomplish what I wanted on my vision board but I created it anyways. At the time, I was in school at UBC, working as a bartender and killing myself working at a bunch of fitness facilities teaching classes. I think I was just ready for a change but didn’t know it would happen like this.
What was on my board: Pictures and Words…
- “I want to open my own fitness studio”
- “I want to own my own house”
- “I wanted to earn $100,000″ – I wrote a cheque to myself for 100,000
- A picture of a swim suit model
- I wanted a boyfriend with Mc Dreamy hair (grey’s anatomy) and yes I was that specific lol I think he still doesn’t know but the cats out the bag now :)
- A picture of a jeep wrangler
In 2010, I was cleaning out the back of my studio and I stumbled upon my vision board. I looked at it and had to sit down because I think I was in a little shock. It was exactly like the film had displayed when the man came across his vision board. My hair stood up. As I stared at the vision board I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Since creating the board, I had opened up my own fitness studio called Inner Fit Studios, I was in my own townhouse with my husband that had Mc Dreamy hair, I was earning well over $100,000 a year in my business, and I was just about to buy my own jeep. If I hadn’t of had this experience, I would probably still be a skeptic but it works. You don’t have to understand how it works, you just need to know that it does work.
When you decide what it is you want to accomplish, your mind starts to work for you, and you don’t even know it. It searches for opportunities that match what your vision is. That is why it is so important to know what it is you want, especially when it comes to weight loss and health. You need to define what health means to you because everyone has their own vision of health.
You can make one at home with some paper, scissors and glue or you can save the mess and make one online on Oprah’s Website. She did a great job with this application and I highly recommend it, then print it out and post it. Vision Board by Oprah follow this link.