So you’ve got a goal, but it looks big, scary, and frankly…unattainable. In fact, when you think about your goal part of you wants to throw up your hands and admit, “It can’t happen!”. Here’s where your vision board can be a source of motivation to keep you moving forward even when you feel like it’s all a waste of time.
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Here’s the thing…we are all hit with WAY more negative messages about our abilities (and life in general) than we are with positive ones. And for some reason we find it much easier to incorporate these negative messages and accept them as truth.
- “I can’t do it”
- “That’s unrealistic”
- “Who do you think you are?”
- “Are you out of your mind?”
- “I don’t have what it takes”
Some of those are bound to sound familiar because unless you live – or have grown up – in a perfect situation, you likely are receiving these messages all the time. And the sad fact is that some of these messages you’re even sending to yourself. You’ve probably unconsciously accepted these messages as part of who you are.
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Overcoming the negative messages is hard. In fact, it takes something mighty powerful to overcome them.
It takes a clear vision and that’s where your vision board comes in.
Your vision board can serve as a countermeasure to all the negative messages and images come flying at us the rest of the time. You might even think of your vision board as a tangible form of your personal daydream.
And the great thing is that the more you look at your vision board, the more you can actually see your daydream coming true. It’s like a little shot of confidence and hope every time you look at it.
Who couldn’t use a little more of that?
Because here’s the deal: your vision board keeps your goal right in front of you. It reminds you what you’re working for and it inspires you to take action…even those little steps…to make your vision a reality. This is often just the motivation we need when the going gets tough and we’re tempted to give up.
I’m going to remind you of something you already know…motivation isn’t magic.
Motivation doesn’t just appear out of the blue. It’s not something you either have or don’t have.
Motivation is something you create every day by remembering what it is you’re working towards.
Hopefully you’re created a vision board that makes you excited when you look at it. Your vision board should inspire you and, if you’ve created it correctly, its content is so appealing that you can’t help but have a burning desire to make it come to life.
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So the idea that you need to be motivated to achieve a goal is really a form of backwards thinking. What comes first is the vision…being crystal clear about what you want…and then your motivation comes from that as you take steps to make your vision (your goal) come true.