I’ve mentioned that you really need to have a vision for what you want in life. You should create specific goals but also know exactly what you’re going to achieve. It should be so clear to you that you can close your eyes and place yourself in the exact life you’re going to live. You should feel it, sense it, see it, taste it, and smell it. It needs to feel completely inevitable that it will happen for you.
Have you ever created a vision board or a mind movie? You may have heard of them— they became quite popular several years ago. Some people associate them with a more “airy fairy” type of living, but it doesn’t have to be that way at all. I can almost guarantee that creating a mind movie or vision board will help you achieve your dream life.
What are they? You’re going to collect pictures, images, and positive descriptions that paint a picture of what you want your life to be. You can find images of happy marketers, dream houses, families, partners, large bank balances, vacations, feelings, sights, or whatever you want. You can collect these images from magazines, online, or you can draw or describe them. Do whatever makes you feel good.
Create a vision board (can be a poster board, cork board, or whatever you want it to be) filled with these images, descriptions, and words. Or, create a mind movie from a PowerPoint or using a service like Animoto. Make sure the result makes you happy. It should excite and invigorate you so you want to take action right away. It should give you a rush as soon as you look at it.
Look at your vision board or watch your mind movie at the start of your day. It will be very motivating to keep your eye on the prize. You’ll also be training your brain to expect it.
Is this really worth it? Many of the world’s most successful people do this or something similar to this. They use visualization to create the exact world they want. The top athletes, business people, and others do this to become the very best.
Take some time to figure out what you really want. If it’s not a great match, it doesn’t go in your vision. If it excites you and makes you smile, it goes in your vision. This is true even if you think it’s not really reachable right now. You can achieve so much more than you’ve let yourself at this point. Dream big and make it happen. You just have to change your expectations of what’s possible and a vision board is a great way to make that happen.