Let’s face it, the idea of a vision board is a chore. I can think of so many reasons why one should not be creating your own vision board.
Can you think of any?
Let me tell you three.
The whole point is to create a
vision board that is awesome
and makes you go wow yes?
Then be prepared for what lies ahead. You have to search high and low to find different magazines, in order to find the pictures that you have in mind.
If you live in a magazine-less house like me in this digital age, good luck on that.
You will have to be a maniac scavenger of magazines,
robbing the poor aunty, who needs to sell them for a livelihood.
Then again, of course you can head out to the nearest newsstand and buy all the available magazines.
So even if you succeed in laying your hands on a handful of magazines,
there is no guarantee
that you will be able to find all the images that you have in mind.
If you find images that you like on the internet, you will have to print them. And hey! It’s your vision board, surely you are not going to print all of them in black and white?
It is an extremely time consuming activity. Unless you want to end up with a pathetic looking vision board, you have to really
pin yourself down
for a significant big chunk of time
to make it work.
The preparation time alone is not to be snort at. You need time to analyze the type of pictures you want for all the different sections in the vision board. Time is required to gather your pile of magazines, newspapers and what’s not.
You might want to spend time looking through the internet, Instagram, Pinterest to find your picture perfect images.
you still have to print them too. And if it is not the right shape/size, you will have to spend time cutting and trimming it.
Finally, you are ready for the actual creation process. Depending on how big your board is and how much material you have collected, you will have to figure out how to fit everything together.
Meaning that there is going to be
multiple attempts to arrange and rearrange and possibly starting from scratch too.
Now that you have decided where everything should be, you have to paste every item, one by one, and making sure that everything can be seen clearly. It should be organized and pleasing to the eye.
Hmmm so there,
- Do you have what it takes to make your own vision board?
- Can you visualize yourself going through all the hurdles to reach your vision board?
- Do you have the time, resources AND patience to make it worth your while?
I can tell you. I don’t.
I was born impatient.
It is my non-existence virtue. I don’t even like magazines, much less own them. It is going to be a real hassle to try to locate them, and I am definitely not going to buy magazines, just so that I can cut them.
now I have to make more time to read the magazines I bought to ‘justify’ in my mind that it was worth the expense.
That is why I created my version of the vision board.
To me, my version is magic.
It does not consist of just pictures, so I don’t have to stress over finding enough relevant pictures to fill it up.
Yet, it is still colourful and stimulating to the eye.
Also, it consists of
words that are meaningful and powerful to me.
I like the idea of me writing them down then to pasting words I found from magazines, if I can even find them.
It just feels more authentic to me
and as an author, I definitely know the power of words. If it is my vision board and my special words,
I want my hand to be the pen-mistress,
not the paste-r.
So if you do not have the time, resources nor the patience like me and yet, would fancy having your own vision board, then
so I can let you in on my secrets.
I will show you how I managed to create my inspiring vision board iwth minimal time and resources
As a bonus, I will also show you
powerful tips to ensure your vision board is easily accessible in your daily life.
No, you won’t be carrying your board wherever you go.
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