Having a vision board as a tool of The Law of Attraction has been embedded in our psyche. For decades, since the beginning of the New Thought Movement in the 1900s, we are accustomed to the idea that whatever we envision by our mental eyes, we invite it to appear in real life. Because of this, millions of people are practicing visualizations and writing down positive affirmations every single day, which gives rise to the popularity of the so-called “vision board.”
Vision board is a concept in which you keep a close record of what you envision as your goal, and it is likely to be in the form of a “board.” The ultra-popular “The Law of Attraction” book and video encourage people to cut images of things they want to have in life, like a charming property by the beach, a caring soul mate, a healthy body, and beautiful children, and so on. It is believed that when you have mentally acknowledged those images, they will eventually come true when the time is right. A vision board is not more than a tool to keep our wishes and wants.
Here is the thing, The Law of Attraction is not a law; it is a principle. According to Neil Farber MD, Ph.D., an adjunct Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, retired physician, life coach, hypnotherapist – researcher, and “Throw Away Your Vision Board” book author. We need more than a vision and a vision board to make things happen. We need an action board.
First of all, a vision board, visualizations, and positive affirmations serve as the backdrop of our daily actions.
They make us feel better and more optimistic when performing activities, contributing to clarity and confidence. Both transparency and trust are essential in every execution, but it is not enough. You can keep it as a part of the action board.
Second, an action board, on the other hand, is an evidence-based system founded on ground-breaking research studies in social psychology, positive psychology, mind-brain science, and goal achievement.
An action board where you put dates on your vision and how to achieve them is like a “to-do” list, except more detailed, providing a framework on how to accomplish things. Remember, when a dream is given a date, it becomes a concrete goal.
When you have internalized these principles and are motivated by the vision board, you are ready to execute with a deeper level of confidence and accuracy.
Fourth, there are ten components needed to retrain the brain, activate the focus center, and connect the conscious with the subconscious to ensure both works in harmony.
1)Internalize the big picture,
2)be specific about your goal,
3)slice the goal into tiny actionable plans,
4)understand the motivating factors,
5) know why you are dedicated to making it happen,
6)understand the challenges, obstacles, and risks,
7)understand your action-based strengths and skills required to achieve the goals,
8)understand and be in good terms with the people who are essential to make things happen,
9)read the board every day and visualize the final goals vividly,
10)remain inspired by celebrating small victories within the track to achieving the goals.
Harnessing constant positivity can be the most difficult to achieve because the essence of success is not a one-time thing. Success is when a series of goals are completed days in and days out in any weather, whether it is rain or shine.
At last, if you start a vision board, add an action board. Finish with an infinite passion for remaining successful by achieving daily goal after daily goal. Otherwise, your vision board is just a dream board.