Why You MUST make a vision boar‪d – Passion and Potential

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On this episode of passion and potential I’m going to tell you why you should make a vision board. I make a vision board every single year. That way I can look back and analyze the growth I’ve had.

How to make a vision board

A vision board should be a combination of photos and goals that represent what you want your life to look like and what you want to achieve. For example, I like to flip through magazines and scroll through Pinterest to find photos and quotes. Magazines you can cut out and glue onto your board/poster. Meanwhile, with Pinterest you’ll have to print or write/draw the images and quotes you want.

I like to have a vision board party with friends at the beginning of the year. Firstly, I lay out a bunch of magazines and craft supplies. After that, we all work on our vision boards together and can be inspired by each other.

Reasons you should make a vision board

1. Visual Accountability

Visual accountability makes your visions real and tangible rather just a thought. Making vision boards with your friends is even more accountability because you’re telling people about your goals. Further, it helps take your thoughts and turns them into a reality.

2. Creative Organization

My vision boards always turn into a giant art project. The beauty of a vision board is it can look however you want. That is to say your’s doesn’t have to look anything like mine. A vision board is creative organization. To make a vision board you need to organize all of your thoughts and creatively lay them out. This motivates you to organize all those thoughts in your head.

3. Humbling and Confidence Boosting Reminder

Looking back at past vision board reminds you of how you were feeling and what you felt was important. You can look back and be humbled as well as reflect on everything you’ve accomplished. We go through life so quickly if you don’t take the time to slow down, you may not realize how far you’ve come.

4. Analyze Your Priorities

When creating a vision board you really analyze what is super important to you at that time. Moreover, creating with others will offer additional ideas for you to consider. When you finish your vision board you’ll probably see some themes and patterns among your board. As a result, you may have realized a goal that you hadn’t verbalized yet.

5. The Feeling of a Fresh Start

A vision board isn’t a list of I haven’t’s. But instead a list of I will’s. So, a vision board can be the outline of the next chapter of your story. Your vision board from last year probably doesn’t align with what you’re trying to do now. So, you need a fresh, updated vision for your future with your current priorities. Focus on what you’re capable of and want to achieve moving forward.

Some quotes from past vision boards

In the past I wanted to be free more than anything and my the quotes on my vision board reflected that. Here are some quotes from my past vision boards, maybe they will speak to you and your journey as well.

  • There is nothing more rare nor more beautiful than a woman being unapologetically herself
  • A year from now, you will wish you had started today.
  • Be free, let us dance in the sun wearing wild flowers in our hair.
  • If I had one piece of advice to give to the world, what would it be?
  • Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
  • Savor everything. Remember to slow down and savor your life. Make it as delicious as you can.
  • What’s the one thing I’d like others to remember about me at the end of my life?
  • Dream big. Start small. But, most of all just start.
  • Tough times may also bring opportunities.
  • What does freedom look like?
  • Let it go. Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If in our heart we still cling to anything, anger, anxiety or possessions, we cannot be free.
  • What brings me the most peace and calm and what am I really scared of?
  • Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable
  • Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
  • What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.
  • What is burning in your heart right now?
  • Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Go fly.
  • Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
  • Passion and Potential

Thanks for tuning into Passion & Potential

I hope this helps you create a vision board and achieve your goals! Share your vision board with me on Instagram or join my Passion & Potential Facebook Group that goes hand in hand with the podcast and share it there.

til next time my friends – Arastasia

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