Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you are right. Our believe system determines our actions or the actions that we do not take.
For example if I am a smoker and I say “I will try very hard to stop smoking but you know I have been a smoker all my life”, then this means that we are highly unlikely to achieve our aim. The reason is because early on I decided that I am a smoker and that this is part of my identity.
If you are struggling in any area of your life, I challenge you to examine your believes. What do you believe and is there something that may be holding you back?
One of the crucial steps we need to take in order to change our actions is to shake up our old believe systems and replace them so that they support our goals and ambitions. Once our believes are aligned with where we want to go it’s like that road block diminishes and the road becomes clearer.
A few years back my husband and I decided to go hot air ballooning for our birthdays. We went to the Avon Valley in Western Australia and it was truly am experience. The hard part was that we had to get up in the middle of the night but it was well worth it.
Once our guides had located the right starting position, the hot air balloon was prepared and we were on our way. The views were breath taking especially as the sun rose. Beneath us we would hear sheep especially as we slowly started descending. I was very surprised but the landing was rather smooth. Apparently it can get rough depending on the weather and the first point of contact.
A few weeks after the experience my husband and I were chatting along when he pointed to the Vision Board I had made a few years ago. Back then I had put a picture of a hot air balloon on and the interesting thing was that it looked exactly the same as the one we flew in. Some might say coincidence but there were two balloons the morning we took our flight so we also could have ended up in the other balloon that looked nothing like the one on the Vision Board I had created.
So you might wonder what a Vision Board is. In order to make a Vision Board you need to find pictures of what you would like in life and your goals, cut them out and stick or pin them on a background. You can print pictures or even cut them out of magazines. Once you have finished your Board you need to hang it up in a spot where you will be able to see of every single day on multiples occasions. For example I hung mine up in the bedroom.
Many say that Vision Posters are more powerful than traditional goal setting as they work on a subconscious level and therefore go much deeper.
So if you are a visual person like I am then you might prefer this strategy to traditional goal setting. Please share you Vision Board experiences below, I would love to hear about them.
Vision Board Tips
- Pin up pictures on a board. The board can then evolve and develop over time.
- Get together with your best friends to create your Board; it’s even more fun that way.
Below is a picture of an example of a Vision Board.