No matter if you’re a business owner, freelancer or regular employee, reaching your long-term business goals can seem daunting. However, when we look back to our distant past, we can see that we achieved a lot more than we initially thought. Knowing what your goals are is the first step toward achieving them. Creating vision boards are an effective way to visualize your goals. But how do we create a vision board?
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is exactly what it sounds like — a board where you collect things that are important to you right now. This can include photos of people, places and things that trigger an emotion or feeling inside of you. It can also include quotes and affirmations that inspire you and remind you of who you are and what you want out of life.
Let’s say that you want to lose weight in the next year. Losing weight can be a serious commitment, especially if you have an entire life with many other commitments. A vision board allows you to visualize whether you can bring yourself to commit to your goals.
Four Steps to create a vision board to help you accomplish your goals in 2022
1- Start with the end in mind
Did you know that people who create vision boards are more likely to make positive changes happen in their lives? When creating a vision board, start with the end in mind. It’s important not just to think about what you want, but also how you will get there. What is your ultimate goal? Start there when making your vision board. This will help keep you motivated throughout the process.
You must be 100% clear on what it is that you want. Is it to be a successful entrepreneur and make over $100,000 this year? What is your biggest challenge? Not finding enough time, resources or motivation?
One of the biggest mistakes people make when using vision boards is trying to do too much at once. Although it may seem like a good idea at first, this can overwhelm you and cause you to quit before you even get started. To avoid this mistake, focus on one main goal and then create smaller sub-goals.
2- Find pictures or photos that reflect your business goals
A vision board is simply a collection of photos and words that represent what you want to achieve over the next year. Therefore, you will need to find pictures that reflect your goals. For example, include pictures of yourself working out with friends. If running is part of that goal, include pictures of yourself crossing finish lines or getting medals at races. You can also use photos of places you want to travel, pictures of people you admire, or things you want to buy.
Feel free to use magazine pictures or even stock photos if you’re creating your vision board online.
3- Find “Power Words” to Surround Your Images
Once you find the pictures, add words like “Richer” or “Healthier” to these pictures so they serve as daily reminders to keep going strong. You can also add quotes about success or whatever else makes sense for you.
4- Pick a place to keep it and revisit it often throughout the year
Your vision board should be hung up in your house or office where you’ll see it every day so that it’s a constant reminder of what you want to accomplish in 2022. Make sure you update it every few months and add new goals as you reach them so that the vision board stays fresh and exciting for you.
Vision boards have been used for years as a tool to help people manifest their dreams and desires into reality. People use vision boards for all sorts of reasons, from wanting more money, better relationships, or getting into a specific school or program. They’ve also been used by people who want more clarity around their lives and want some guidance on what they want out of life.
The process of creating your first vision board will help you reflect on your dreams and goals for the future. As you continue to use this board, it will help to keep you updated on your dreams, guiding and prodding you to create a brighter tomorrow than the one today. Whether or not your vision is realistic, the process of creating a vision board is likely to be fruitful. Any business owner can make use of this to accomplish business goals in 2022! So go ahead, give it a shot.