The Power of a Vision Board
The human mind works in incredible ways. If you have never read the following quote before, I recommend committing it to memory:
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
Destiny begins with a single thought. I understand it may seem a little crazy but try to keep an open mind as we explore this topic. If you are constantly thinking negative thoughts and sending that energy out to the universe, it will become your destiny. If your thoughts consist of doubts or worry about money, you will continue to struggle in your current financial situation. If you dwell on the pain of the past, you are willfully inviting that pain into your future.
Do you know someone who always seems to find themselves in a relationship that is emotionally or physically abusive? It’s not a coincidence; they have formed the idea that they “only attract those type of partners” with their thoughts, and it has become their destiny. Upon the conclusion of a 14-hour seminar discussing the power of energy and human thought, the message I took home was, “you get what you think about most of the time.”
Are you doomed to struggle financially? Is the individual destined to a life full of abusive relationships? Absolutely not. Circumstances in life can most certainly be altered but the change must begin in the mind. Change the thoughts and everything else will follow.
So what exactly is a vision board and how does it relate to thoughts or energy?
A vision board is a visual representation of your aspirations in life and an incredible tool to focus the energy of your conscious and subconscious mind. A vision board is a reminder, a way to guide your thoughts in a direction of your choice. Just like a to-do list keeps you accountable for a day, a vision board is a constant reminder of what you want manifested in your life.
A vision board is completely personal so no two are identical. To create one, feel free to include pictures, words, affirmations or anything else that bears significance to you. Make it your own.
Once created, place your vision board in a location where you will see it often. I personally keep my vision board on a shelf directly in front of my bed so each morning when I wake, I smile and begin the day with incredible energy. I also keep a picture of my vision board (as seen at the top of the blog) on my phone so I can refocus my energy when I am away from home.
Enjoy the process of creating a vision board and make sure it is something you love looking at. The powerful visual reminder of your dreams and goals will truly help you focus on them more and align your thoughts with your reality. Your unique board combined with your heartfelt intentions and effort comes together to create a masterpiece. Once completed, trust the process and watch your destiny unfold.
-Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow-
Mike Sherbakov, CSCS, CPT, RYT