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Vision boards apparently gained popularity after the book The Secret was published, about 10 years ago. I haven’t read the book but I heard that it’s about the law of attraction (the idea that you can attract what you want into your life from “the universe” by being what you want since like attracts like). The book also talks about manifesting things in your life by seeing them first before they’re actually there. Vision boards help you see something “for real” before it materializes in your life. I believe in God so instead of putting things out “into the universe”, I’ll use my vision board to communicate what I want God to bring into my life.
Putting a vision board together is easy: grab some magazines or brochures, cut out pictures of things, people, words, phrases, etc., that represent what you want in your life, stick these cutouts on some sort of paper or board, and voila—you have a vision board! There are no rules: if you want to search for images of what you want online, print out the pictures, then cut them out, go for it. Tailor the process to you: you can create a digital vision board on your computer or phone using available software and apps; your vision “board” may look more like a list of goals rather than pictures; the main idea is that you have a place where you can see what you want before they appear in your life.
It took me a few days to find the right images to capture what I wanted on my vision board and once I decided I made the commitment permanent by sticking the images down. After I finished my vision board, I put it on my wall (you can see it in some of my Periscope broadcasts). I also took a picture of it and made it my computer’s screensaver and my phone’s background image so that I see it multiple times each day. Want to see my board? Continue reading