Happy March – Spring will be here soon and it’s time for new beginnings! I am sure most of you are on track accomplishing your goals for the 1Q18, however, for those who made resolutions and are not sticking to them, let’s talk about how a vision board might be able to help.
View It Then Do It With a Vision Board
We all tend to be a very busy and are constantly bombarded by distractions. So creating and using vision boards serves several purposes, some of which include helping you to:
- Identify your vision and give it clarity.
- Reinforce your daily affirmations.
- Keep your attention on your intentions.
Creating a Vision Board might just be the most important thing you do for yourself this year!
Vision Boards Help Provide Clarity
For example, you may say, “I want a better life” and that is a good goal, but have you given serious thought to exactly what that means? What does your “better life” look like? It might be a difficult concept to mentally see so making a vision board can be a tremendous help.
When creating a vision board, you will need images that represent the specific details of your “better life”, you have to really narrow it down to specifics.
For some, a better life might mean having a new car or home but for others, it may be seeking a new relationship or improvements in existing relationships.
Making a vision board is a wonderful way to bring clarity to your general desire and turn it into an achievable goal.
Every morning I listen to motivational speakers on my daily commute to work, and along with Tony Robbins, Les Brown and others, Jim Rohan is one of my favorites. The other day, I was listening to his “goal settings” presentation and he said, goals are like magnets that pulls you towards them. He suggested that when setting goals, you “plan like an adult, believe like a child and ask with specificity”
View it then do it! – Learn to work harder on yourself than on your job!
Checking weekly, monthly and quarterly to stay on task. And don’t give up UNTIL!
Using a Vision Board for Your Daily Affirmations
Once you dream it, the next step is to believe it. In addition to images, vision boards can include words, phrases or sentences that affirm your intentions.
Sometimes we have to silence the mind chatter or those voices in our heads. You know that little voice in your head that never shuts up, the one that supports and promotes all your limiting beliefs by repeating an endless litany of every shortcoming you could possibly have (and some you couldn’t possibly have) and every reason why you can’t or shouldn’t or won’t ever be, do or have what you really want.
Affirmations are that little voice’s worst enemy.
Affirmations express who you really are, release you from those limiting beliefs, and allow you to know that the possibilities really are UNlimited.
A Vision Board Keeps you Focused
Finally, another key purpose that vision boards serve is to help you stay focused. It isn’t difficult to start each day with a positive attitude – I start with scriptures and motivational tapes.
How can you possibly remain focused on any goal while people and circumstances constantly pull you in dozens of directions at once – by creating a vision board, of course!
No matter what happens during your day, your vision board is a constant reminder of where you intend to be. Appealing to you on both conscious and subconscious levels, a vision board can work wonders toward keeping your mind focused on your goal, your attention on your intentions, and your life headed in the direction you choose.
Make a Vision Board Right Now!
Podcast guest, Taria Pritchett, a millennial empowerment powerhouse, is a confidence coach who empowers women to heal evolve, and grow so that they can manifest the life and love they desire. Recognized in 2013 as one of Delaware’s Top 40 under 40 and featured in the Huffington Post; she is on a mission to empower women to ditch “bootleg happiness,” in favor of becoming their most authentic, happy, FIERCE, and successful selves.
Taria is a proud alumni of the University of Delaware, member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Taria is a high school English teacher and the founder of the after school club, Girls Empowered. She is the author of the book, Born FIERCE: How to Unleash the Confident Woman Within. You can learn more at: www.unleashyourfierce.com.
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