Vision, Goals, and Dreams
I am a huge proponent of creating a vision board to propel the dreams you feel in your heart. What is a vision board? A vision board is a visual image of your dreams and desires using a poster board or such and cutting pictures and words out of magazines that resonate with you on a deep level of positive emotion.
I have been creating vision boards for over 20 years. My first impression of a vision board was when I employed in banking and finance and my boss suggested we create a vision board. I compiled my goals for the year on my vision board and hung it in my office. Guess what?? Everything I applied to that board came true within that year. Guess what I did next? Nothing! I didn't even think about creating another vision board until 8 years later when I watched the movie "The Secret". There was a man in the movie who just moved into his dream home. As he was unpacking, he stumbled across a vision board he had previously made. In this box was a picture of his dream home that happened to be the identical home he just moved into.
I have strived to be an optimistic person. “The Secret” gave me so much inspiration. I began to ponder just maybe I have a shot at becoming the person I was meant to be. If you think about it maybe others don't inspire others to live their dreams or life’s purpose. They may in fact speak the opposite. From my experience more people will tell you how to execute the dream and what not to do, as if they know how to pursue YOUR dream better than you. They sense they are saving us from the possible heartaches or disappointments that can come along with pursing your dreams. Statements like "get your head out of the clouds" or don't get your hopes up", as if low hopes are a positive outlook. We begin to think maybe it is not possible, maybe I’m not good enough, maybe this dream is too far out there. Be the person to fill someone’s bucket of dreams. Be the hope dealer instead of the dream stealer.