Did you know that people across the globe are using Vision Boards and Vision Movies to assist them to achieve their goals? These various vision tools depict your life as you would like it to be. You know, the stuff you dream about being, doing and having.
It’s a fun and creative way to visualize your goals - and wasn’t goal achieving supposed to be fun!
Writing a song or a poem, making a quilt or mosaic, drawing a picture or doing a painting are all types of ‘vision tools’ too. And they are easier to create than you think.
Statistics and research show that only approximately 4% of the population write down or record their goals. You really have to put thought into what you want and that takes time and planning. Most of us leave our visions of how we would really like our lives to be, inside our heads, and don't do much else to make our lives change.
Creating your own ‘vision tool’ makes you think about what you really want your life to be like. It should be fun to make and most importantly, pleasurable to look at, perform or watch. For me, I have created several personal ‘vision tools’. I have done some decoupage on my guitar (which is a simple process of sticking pictures on to the surface and then sealing with a special glue found in craft stores) and I’ve also created several Vision Movies or Slide Show Presentations using Windows Movie Maker.
When I play my guitar it makes me feel like the star in my pictures. When I watch my Vision Movies, they make me feel like I am part of the movie and give me a sense of euphoria – every time. As I keep my vision tools in view and interact with them on a daily basis, I have noticed my life changing rapidly to fit the vision.
Of course I still need to take action to make my life the way I want it, but starting a new habit of playing guitar and watching my special Movies everyday, was a great place to begin. Which reminds me of some very wise words.
“Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. ”
For a long time, I was unaware of how powerful these ’vision tools’ could be in my life and I resisted making them. . . not any more!
Maybe it’s time for you to include a fun and positive habit in your daily tasks.
If you don't feel inspired to make your own ‘vision tool’ though, take a look at what someone else has created and if it makes you feel good, then it's already having a positive effect. I wish you well with whatever you choose to create.
Elizabeth Richardson is an educator, author, mother and business developer. She operates the Mini-Movie-Maker Website which provides valuable resources and support for people who want to make their own Vision Movies. To find out more about this dynamic project visit http://mini-movie-maker.com She is also the founder of the http://www.grateful-chain.com - a business devoted to supporting people in adopting powerful, life-enhancing habits and beginning each day with a fresh perspective.