Creating a vision board is only the first step. Now we have to make the most of it. But how?
Once you’ve assembled your vision board, selected images, quotes, and other elements to help you focus on your goal, you’re going to need to place it somewhere. This is the next logical step in the process. But where depends on what you use your vision board for.
If you use it to stay focused on your career, to earn a promotion, or to get a job at a certain company, place it where you spend time just before or after work. A home office is a good place to start if you’re working remotely. If not, you might want to put it on the wall next to your front door or in your garage. It can help you focus and think about all the things you want to accomplish on your way to work. This keeps you focused.
If your goals are more geared towards your personal life – moving abroad or to a new city or furthering your skills in a passion or hobby – your office or family room where you pursue your hobby would be best place for your vision board. The important thing is to keep it visible, somewhere you frequent and where you can focus on it for a while.
A vision board requires your continued focus. Even if you have built the perfect vision board and placed it prominently, it will be useless if you don’t use it correctly.
You can use a vision board to inspire yourself, keep your focus, or invoke motivation and discipline. Each forces you to reflect and meditate on the images and things you have put up on your board. Spend a few minutes seriously looking at what you’ve put in place and wondering why you did it. This will help you visualize your goals and see them in your mind as achieved. This will help you accomplish them. It helps you express your goals and determine why you want to achieve them.
Another benefit of your vision board is that it helps you talk about your goals with friends and family, creating a kind of social pressure to keep pursuing them. You don’t have to share your vision board with others, but it can help. These are important people in your life who will want to help you succeed. This can create a positive feedback loop. The more you focus on your goals, the easier it is to talk about them.
By placing your vision board in a prominent place, reflecting and meditating on it daily, and sharing it with loved ones, you will get the most out of it.
A vision board helps set you up for success. Use it wisely and it will help you immensely.