“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe,” – Oprah Winfrey.
The popular quote from Oprah has long been a favorite of mine. Though I only realized the effectiveness of visualization – a technique of using mental imagery to bring about positive change – after creating a vision board a few years ago.
The Power of Visualization
“Visualization is a powerful technique that can be used by everyone for all kinds of situations,” says Lisa Nichols, featured in The Secret and Founder of Motivating the Masses. “Success can be created by you and only you but ideas must be coupled with consistent action, visualizations are worthless without action.”
The Power of Vision Boards
A vision board is a board that visually represents what one aspires to achieve. They provide clarity and help focus the mind on a specific goal – that brings the real power of visualization.
I hosted a 2017 Vision Board Masterclass for 30 professional women in London recently. We networked over wine from Nyetimber and delicious food provided by the Jamaica Patty Company, Coconut Collaborative and the Primrose Bakery.
(Image 1) – The women created their vision boards using inspirational words and images:
During the masterclass, the women were encouraged to dream big. Not get caught up in the how and to set goals that were Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely (SMART).
Kirsty Carden, Success and Life Coach and one of the 2017 Vision Board Masterclass guests, says: “Part of the reason most people do not achieve their goals is because they get caught up on the HOW and not the WHY. A vision board takes your focus straight to the WHY – to the end result, which is the secret ingredient to all success. When you subject your mind to the same thoughts and images everyday that’s what manifests.”
Visualization, without a doubt is a great way to gain clarity and focus the mind to pursue personal and professional 2017 goals with gusto.
Special thanks to our sponsors Jamaica Patty Company, Coconut Collaborative the Primrose Bakery and Nyetimber wine for providing the delicious food and drink for the recent 2017 Vision Board Masterclass.