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Attention, Focus and Vision Boards

May 9th, 2011

Have you ever heard of Vision Boards?

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The image you see above is my own Vision Board, and I would like to share my story with you. But first, lets talk a little more about what Vision Boards are.

Basically, a vision board is a collage of images that represent the life you want or some specific goals you are after. Vision Boards are a way to put your goals and objectives in "visual form" so that you can be constantly reminded of them and redirect your attention to them as often as possible.

According to The Law of Attraction, you attract what you focus your attention on, but the key is to stay focused on the goal without obsessing about it and without doubting it!.

When we have a life goal, we can get discouraged along the way, because of uncertainty, doubt, obstacles, lack of confidence etc., and when this happens, we move our attention away from the goal and place it on the lack of it instead, that is how we boycott our own dreams.

Staying focused on something you want, is very important, because is that attention that will give you the tools and the power to succeed. A Vision Board is a powerful tool to keep you connected with your goals and objectives. They are especially good when you wish for something but have no idea how you can get it.

Some people like to write their goals on paper or repeat them out loud as affirmations, and that is fine too, but there is something powerful about images, its impact is greater, as the adage says: "A picture is worth a thousand words". The way a picture moves us, touches us, influences us, can't be underestimated.

So here is my story:
A few years ago, a good friend of mine told me she had heard a radio show about vision boards and she told me she was working on one for herself, not too long after that, I watched the movie The Secret, where they talked about vision boards as well. I rarely ever watch TV, and one day I turned it on and landed on Oprah as she was talking about vision boards!, so I felt all this sudden pour of information was a message for me. After procrastinating for a while, I finally decided to make my own vision board.

The vision board you see above was created in January of 2007. At the time, my husband and I were trying to have children, without much success, we both talked about how much we would like to have twins, the idea was very appealing to us, so, I decided to focus my board on that objective: having TWINS. But I wanted to make sure we had at least one little girl in the lot, ideally, we wanted a boy and a girl, so that was the main theme in my board: having children, having twins, a boy and a girl.

We also wanted a comfortable home that we could call our own, so, I put pictures of a house in my board as well, and a few other things that I thought would make my life "ideal". Then I hang my vision board in a very prominent place and took a picture of it, to have it handy in my wallet and look at it often.

In January of 2008, we found out I was pregnant with twins, and in August, I gave birth to a little boy and a little girl that have brought my life to a whole new level of fulfillment and joy! On November of 2009, we bought our first house, which is comfortable and perfect for our family.

Another funny note is that the actual house in the picture is my uncle's country house in Ecuador, I put it in my board because I love it. Ever since I had my kids, my uncle and aunt told us that their house was ours to use every time we went to Ecuador for extended periods of time. I now see that beautiful house as my own too.

All this may be just a coincidence, but then again... it may not!

If you care to do research about this, you will find a lot of inspiring success stories out there. So, I encourage you to make your own Vision Board! You never know what may happen, and you have nothing to loose!

A few things are key to remember when creating a vision board:

  • The images have to really talk to you, move you and bring a smile to your face
  • You need to put it in a place where you will see it all the time
  • You have to be willing to take action towards your goals when the opportunity arises

I recommend taking a look at this article: How to make a vision board, it points out some cool tips and also helps you make your vision board even if you are not very clear about your goals. There are many other resources out there.
If you prefer to make a digital board, take a look at the O Dream Board (you will need to register for this, but it is free).
If you feel like a vision board is too static for you, you can even create a "Mind Movie", that is a little movie with your goals, to which you can add music and text, you can get the software here: Mind Movies.

But for the time being, I would suggest you keep it simple, making a basic vision board is fun and easy, all you need is a bunch of magazines, a board and some glue! And let the magic be part of your life!

Have a wonderful week!


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