14 May 2012

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Vision board part I: To get the life you want now

Many people think that a vision board is visual motivation, but life coaches have different ideas about how they work and what we can take from these approaches are two ways to use visualization. Both work, but the one is for realizing what your goals are and the other for realizing your goals.

ErinPavlina sees vision boards as most people do: it’s a collection of images of things you desire that you put together. Life coaches differ on how they work, though. Pavlina recommends that you then put it in a place where you can see it often. This works as motivation for reaching goals that need daily attention, such as losing weight or saving money. The constant reminder of what you really desire reminds you that you are working towards something and that a small sacrifice now will get you closer to your goal.

To motivate you to get out of debt, you can create a motivational board of things that you want to do, but you can’t because debt is holding you back. This seems like a silly exercise, but when you’ve assembled those images, think of their impact on your happiness and reaching your potential. If you decided you want a holiday in Mauritius and you put it up on your board but surround it with things like getting a better education, sleeping easy at night, having less stress, having more time to relax and getting to know your true purpose…suddenly a holiday doesn’t look like such a great goal. Will it really make you more content and get you where you want to be in life? Of course it will be fun, but it will take a lot of money and work and only last a few days. A motivation board helps you to put things into perspective.

If your motivation board only has pictures of cars, diamond rings, happily married couples, tropical holidays, mansions or actors, throw it out and start over. Motivation and visualizing only works if it is personal. See “Vision board part II: for long term goals" as to why this is true.

For more on vision boards:

Vision board III: You have the life you want now

1 comment:

  1. This was such a wonderful post! I hope you don't mind, but I linked to this in my own post this morning: Manifesting Visions - My Canvas Sets Me Free: http://www.allspiceandacrylics.blogspot.com/2015/03/manifesting-visions-my-canvas-sets-me.html

    Let me know if there is anything you want me to add or change - of course I link back to you! Thank you so much for the inspiration!


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