Vision Boards are Crap (and what to do with one)
Vision Boards by themselves are just a crafty magazine and poster board session accompanied by a glue stick and hopefully not poking themselves (or their crafting neighbor) in the eye with a pair of scissors, combined with a Law of Attraction belief.
Why have Vision Boards gained popularity?
Because the Law of Attraction is, well, attractive.
The Law of Attraction means that our dreams are going to be much easier to achieve. It also means that we don’t have to take full responsibility for making our life better because some cosmic force has got our back. It means that we live in a world where there is some magic wand/pixie dust/unicorn poo/whatever that will somehow find a way to hand us what we want most on a silver platter because dammit, we are good people with good intentions so we deserve to have everything we want.
And if you didn’t get what you wanted, it’s because you didn’t believe enough in your Vision Board.
I hate to break it to you, but, you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and put in a little bit of elbow grease (ok, maybe a lot) behind your goals, to stick to those goals.
There is no magic wand, no fairy dust, to making your Vision Board come alive.
You have to dig into you.
Can you create a Vision Board just for the sake of drinking wine and crafting with your bff’s? Sure! But if you want to use a Vision Board to visualize and reach goals, there’s a bit of inner work that must accompany the craft, or it’s uselessly hanging your hope on that eye-in-the-sky to deem you a worthy recipient of your hearts desire.
Are Vision Boards legit?
I use a Vision Board to visualize my goals, navigate a path, and relentlessly pursue those goals, while learning from the journey.
What should you do with your Vision Board?
Revisit the last one you made and take a moment to think about each picture or word you added.
Why did you choose it? What did it mean then? What does it mean now?
Most of all, what do your future goals look like?
Take those goals one year at a time, but be willing to work on them, for them.