Vision boards are a thing of contention. Some folks say they work. Others say they don’t. I happen to be in the former camp and not the latter. Here is why: I believe the psychology in the “pro vision board” camp is solid and not so much for the “anti vision board” camp. There is truth to the phrase “seeing is believing” and that is why I have incorporated a vision board into my 60 minute morning routine.
I have a vision board on Pinterest. I know, I know. Don’t be too quick to dismiss this option. I know plenty of people who have a physical vision board. I’m not saying they are doing it wrong. It’s just that having one almost allows me to use it at any time. I need the ability to look at it when I am not feeling very motivated. It is the same reason I carry my affirmations with me. I have to be able to see them when I need some reminders of why I am doing what I am doing.
My vision board encompasses these areas: family, spirituality, financial, career, mental, physical, and social (the wheel of life). I have a couple things pinned on the areas in a private board which only I can see. I do not make the board public and I don’t ask anyone to hold me accountable to achieving the items on the board. The purpose isn’t accountability, the purpose is inspiration and aspiration. It is there to inspire me.
I deliberately chose the wheel of life because I find it to contain all the areas of life which are important to me. I have very specific goals in each of those areas in my life and I find myself to be a better human being when they are all in some sort of balance. If I am not performing well in one of the areas, my life gets noisy and sounds like a flat tire (blump-blump, blump-blump). I have to put some attention to the suffering area to round myself back out and become more efficient in life.
Vision boards aren’t for everyone. But they are for me. They are also for many very successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Jim Carrey, Kerri Walsh, Misty May-Treanor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, and Lindsey Vann. Maybe they could be for you too.
If you decide to add a vision board to your morning routine, let me know. I would love to cheer you on!