Do you have a picture in your mind’s eye of what you want to accomplish this year — where you want to go, what you want to achieve, how how want to feel? Visualization can be a powerful tool, and despite my initial skepticism about vision boards, my experience is that, coupled with concerted action, they can and do work!
Guidance for creating a vision board
There are lots of articles and videos online about how to create a vision board (or vision book, which is what I prefer):
This one is a simple explanation of how and why vision boards work. I agree that there is really no right way to do a vision board. Be lighthearted about it, and enjoy the process!
This video, by Jack Canfield, offers other useful vision boarding tips and insights.
This blog post, on Design Wizard, offers step-by-step instructions on how to create an online vision board. A great alternative to the old school method of cutting and gluing magazine images to poster board.
Here, three of my favorite celebrities — Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling — discuss the power of visualization. I’m not surprised at all that the interviewer said she had a picture of Oprah on her vision board!