“If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.” –Mahatma Gandhi
For those of you out there who have been looking for more activity oriented projects, this is not one to miss. Putting together a visual that wakes up joy, wonder and curiosity and then having it as a reference point for your daily thinking is a powerful launch pad to pushing your life in the direction of your best self.
Of course, it goes without saying that the board alone won’t do it, but if it makes you move through your days with intention and inspiration, then it will be working on you and life in ways that will surprise you.
Here are a few basic tips for making a board:
1. Use or Repurpose What You Have
You most likely already have materials around the house if you read magazines. If not, consider buying a couple of new journals that talk about things that you want to know more about or see yourself involved in.
Christine Kane, author of The Complete Guide to Vision Boards explains “The idea behind the activity is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires.”
2. Approach This As An Aspirational Mirror
Don't think of your vision board as a wish list or a reflection of anyone else’s expectations for you. Rather it is a creative collection of what is in your deepest and unique vision of yourself. It is a visual mirror of what you aspire to, like a divine inspiration giving you the ability to think big.and celebrate your passion.
Martha Beck said “When you start assembling pictures that appeal to your deepest self, you unleash one of the most powerful forces on our planet: human imagination,…Virtually everything humans use, do, or make up exists because someone thought it up.”