#AffirmationMonday: Visualize the Plan
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)
Hello everyone! How's your new year going? A couple of weeks ago, we talked about coming up with a theme for the year. Last week, we brought it home with a conversation about vision casting and goal setting. And while I am a big proponent of writing everything down, there's something to be said for adding visuals to the process. Note: You HAVE to write down your vision and you HAVE to create written goals as a reference. There's no bypassing that. But vision boards are a great way to keep your vision and your goals at the forefront of your mind, and your VISION!
So what exactly is a vision board? A vision board is a tool that helps you visualize your goals. You take magazine clippings, pictures and other visuals (of your choosing) and you place them on a board (either poster, foam or cork; normally not too big) as a representation of your goals and what you want to achieve. Now I don't believe that it can help you actualize your goals. But I will say that organizing your vision and goals onto a vision board helps you to see what you need to work towards. Here are some more benefits to creating your own vision board:
1. You can see your vision as a real and tangible representation of what you want to accomplish.
When you create a vision board, you put your goals up on display. There's no chance for you to forget them when they are literally on display right in front of you!
2. It's inspiring to look at.
A vision board is an inspiring representation of what you want to do with your life. You get to see a visual picture of the things you want to achieve and the mark you want to make. Shouldn't looking at this make you want to achieve the goals you've placed on them?
3. You are held accountable to yourself and your word.
There is power in putting things down in writing. When you create a vision board, it adds permanency to what you want to achieve. And when goals become permanent in your mind and your soul, they don't disappear until you achieve them. So go out there and work!
Here's a couple of videos on vision boarding that mom found on YouTube. She loved the fact that they stressed the importance of working towards your visions. Need help making your own vision board? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you pointed in the right direction.
Affirmation for the Week:
I'm can create tools and resources that will help me move closer to my life's purpose and vision.