The Power of a Vision Board
The very first vision board I created had one image of a stack of money bags in a large pyramid. I believe it was an image from a money article on creating wealth. But for me, that stack of money bags represented the debt I was going to eliminate (a 3-5 year plan that, with vision and grit, was accomplished).
Visual prompts and images are powerful brain-training techniques I have found that pull us into a “preferred vision” rather than a “looking back” to the past.
I share with my executive leadership coaching clients: “keep it simple and fun as you create your vision”. It’s a mix between:
- Intentional choices
- Values you live
- Dreams and goals
- Aspirations to realize
- Put something in the center of your vision board that represents your center– your core purpose.
- Include your “word of the year”.
- Put life verses or life quotes that inspire your best life.
- Pictures and images around dreams, goals, aspirations, and what matters most to you!
- Some categories to possibly include: faith/purpose, family, lifestyle, health, accomplishments, dreams, and intentional living.
It might seem trivial but I believe vision– what we see in our future, can pull us forward.
Here’s to your vision!
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.