I’ve decided to create a vision board.
A little context to the implications of that statement: I’ve always seen vision boards as a little silly and the people who rave about them are uncomfortably overzealous. A lot of these “vision board apostles” talk about how they expect the universe to somehow manifest yachts, fancy cars and mansions simply because they put it on a piece of paper. A lot of them forget that hard work, dedication and perseverance is integral to ensuring they achieve these goals. Suffice it to say, I never really thought of seriously creating my own vision board.
Recently, with the stress of school and finding a job, I needed an activity that will help me reorganize my goals and think about where I want to go in the future. So, I got my friend who was also looking for a much needed distraction to join me and we booked off a few hours later this week for creating our vision boards. Since no one in our generation owns physical magazines, we are going to make Pinterest vision boards instead. Afterwards, I’m going to take the pictures I pin and create a collage on Photoshop that I can print.
Before we meet, I started creating a list of things that I would like to include in the vision board. The very first thing I put was a job at an awesome company. Lo and behold, today, someone who works at one of my favourite companies (whom I admire very much and have been following on Twitter for a very long time) started following me on Twitter! I know that this is just a huge coincidence, however I can’t help but feel like the vision board is already working. Although I haven’t physically made it yet, good things are happening.
I’m not entirely a vision board convert just yet but I am starting to see the value in these sort of things. They help you think about what you really want in life (no matter how profound or superficial they may be). Whether it’s a vision board or just a list of milestones that you want to achieve, getting it down on paper will help keep you on track. After writing it down, you have to put the blood, sweat and tears into what you do in order to get what you want. You can’t expect the universe to do everything for you!