Growing up in our family, dreaming big wasn’t an option, it was a way of life! That still holds true. My brothers and I were taught that we could be, do, and have anything we dreamed of if we put in the hard work required.
To me, the hard work required to achieve my dreams does not begin with working on assignments, doing my research and the like. It begins with becoming very clear on what I want and visualizing having it. Whether it’s an A in school, a promotion at work, a gorgeous pair of heels, or owning my own condo, I visualize it all.
My Mum taught me how to make a Vision Board when I was still in High School and I have had one ever since. As I have gotten older I have become better at updating my Vision Board as well as being very careful about what I put on the board – I can honestly say that everything I put on my Vision Board comes true in one way or another.
Now for all of the skeptics who are saying “Brit, thats a load of crap. I could put ‘become a celebrity’ on my board and it will never come true.”
Thats because you don’t believe it. If you can dream it AND believe it, the world is your oyster. Its like preparing for an exam; the more time you put into studying, meeting with your classmates, asking questions, and pouring yourself into your work, the better you will score on your exam.
Here’s my tips on how to make a Vision Board…and one that works!
Place your board somewhere you will see it multiple times a day.
- I personally like having my dreams on a board rather than in a book because its that much more visible. The more you visualize, the better the results. I placed my Vision Board above my dresser and directly across from my bed. Its the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing before I fall asleep. If thats not front and centre, I don’t know what is.
When you visualize your dreams be specific but don’t focus on the HWWW.
- Its great to be detailed on what you want. However, if you get to caught up in the HWWW details (How, What, When, Where), you’re taking time away from confirming what you want and spending time worrying about details you cannot control. For example: I want to travel to a different country every year. I visualize myself getting on planes, taking photos of the cities, meeting locals and gaining life long friends, staying in beautiful hotels and traveling with people that I love. I do not visualize paying for the plane tickets, sorting out time off, coordinating someone to travel with, or getting shots done. Hopefully that makes it a little clearer.
^ Sorry Dad!
Don’t limit your dreams because they seem too far fetched!
- The whole point of a Vision Board is to make your wildest dreams a reality. By editing your dreams before giving them a chance to live tells yourself that you’re not worth your dreams and not capable of achieving them. That is not true. Go big baby!
Be patient and stay committed to your dreams.
- Not every dream is going to come true on your timeline. I often have to remind myself that life doesn’t move according to my schedule. Do your best to be patient and stay committed to what you want. Just because it hasn’t come true yet doesn’t mean it isn’t on the horizon.
Have fun with it!
- This is your life and you get to choose how you live it. You can choose to wake up every morning and live in fear and frustration or you can wake up and greet the day with excitement and expectation. I spend time every morning making sure that I choose the latter. Living a life full of joy and excitement is that important to me. Putting serious want’s on my board is key, but I also make a point to have fun with it. I always have a pair of shoes that I want on the board as well as some quotes that get me fired up. It all works together to promote the attitude and life that I want.
Make your board all YOU.
- As you’ve most likely already noticed, my Vision Board has a very strong ‘Brittney’ influence. When I look at the board I see colour, life, challenges, positivity, and love amongst other things. All things that I respect and strive to build on. As much as I love my board, I love it because its mine. This is possibly my greatest piece of advise; make your board work for you because your dreams are 100% valid and are the only dreams that will improve your life. For example, I have a woman kissing a little girl on the cheek and Prince Harry playing with a little boy. I want to play a major role in my nieces and nephews lives and I want to fall in love with someone who loves my littles as well. This doesn’t apply to everyone – we don’t all have little nieces and nephews or have the need to love little kids, and thats A-Okay!
Life continually changes, so should your Vision Board.
- I add photos and words to my Vision Board all the time. I have a note in my iPhone that lists my additional dreams until I have time to find an image that compliments that dream. My board is still a major work in progress. I have a lot of the surface level dreams on the board and am working on finding images that work for my deeper dreams – I am picky, so this usually takes me some time. Basically, don’t be afraid to add more to your Vision Board – the more you have the clearer you’ll be.
I hope this has inspired you to make your own Vision Board! I’d love to see what yours look like and all of the amazing dreams that come true thanks to all of your hard work!
Comment below with at least one dream you will be putting on your vision board to help get everyone’s creative juices flowing.