“If you don’t tell the universe what you want, you get what’s left over” is something I was told 20 years ago. Spend time visualizing your dreams, writing down positive affirmations & goals, meditating, and doing whatever it takes to create your future. And I did just that, for many years. I also created a vision board, a poster board full of quotes & pictures of things I wanted to achieve. I did this every year and put it on my closet door so I could see it every day. But then in 2020, when my goals were not going to happen, I threw away my vision board mid-year. Just tore it up. I was mad with all that was happening that year, and I did not even create a vision board the past two years.
Recently I decided I needed to change my ways, and go back to that vision board and start telling the universe what I want. In December my son & I pulled out a bunch of magazines, and sat down one afternoon to create our 2023 vision boards. We pulled out pictures that just stood out to us, words, phrases and whatever it was that we wanted in our future. I have a photo of a beautiful beach with thatched roof bungalows, because I want to go to a place like that someday. I have a photo of Rocky Mtn. National Park since we plan to visit there in 2023. I have a photo of a beautiful mansion, because…why not? It’s a vision! And then several words & phrases, including love, build your savings, family, self-care, travel and more. It is what I want and things that stand out to me. I see the board and it makes me happy. I read the words and feel motivated. And that is a great way to start each day.
Every now & then we get kicked down, and it’s up to each and every one of us to pick ourselves back up. Sure, we can get outside help, but it’s up to us to really make it happen. Creating a vision board is a simple way to do that. My son’s vision board looks a lot different than mine, but he says it is what he wants. And teaching your kids about creating goals and visions will help them go so much further in life. Those are messages that our kids need to hear. They need to learn about setting goals, saying positive affirmations, creating self-love, creating a future. If more people in the world did that, I tend to think we’d be a happier society.
It’s never too late to create your vision board. Pick an afternoon or evening when you have time. Buy a poster board from the store and cut it in half (or use the full board if you want). Gather up old magazines and buy a few news ones if you want. I even printed a photo off the internet for my board. There really aren’t any rules or limitations. Make it what you want. And put that vision board in a place where you can see it every day. Make it positive. Make it inspirational. And make it happen.