What is a Vision Board?

The concept of a vision board is not new or revolutionary. A vision board is a visual representation of the things you want to be, to have or to do in your life. It’s a collection of images that represent your ideal life. It may also include written quotes or affirmations. It is a powerful tool that showcases your deepest goals and desires for your life. Vision boards may also be referred to as goal maps, dream boards, goal boards, or goal collages.

The purpose of a vision board is to clarify exactly what you want and to then focus on words or images that represent those desires. For example, if you want to lead a healthier life, an image of a fit mountain biker might be a suitable representation. It would remind you that you love biking and have a great mountain bike growing rust in the garage. You could include an affirmation like, “I enjoy an active lifestyle every day.”

The chosen image simply needs to transfer your goal or objective to your mind through your sense of sight. Images and words included in vision boards create a sensory link toward making dreams a reality. Through repetition, these images become a part of your conscious and subconscious mind and help you to achieve and manifest your desires.

The traditional vision board is a sheet of poster board on which pictures or drawings are pasted. The pictures usually come from magazines or books, and can be arranged like a collage, perhaps with hand-written affirmations or inspirational quotes.

The paper or poster vision board is kept in a location where it’s likely to be seen often. This could be a bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator, or in your car. The board is meant to be a constant reminder about what is most important to you, so those dreams and goals stay at the top of your mind. This frequency helps you concentrate on what you want, instead of getting sidetracked with any self-defeating or negative thoughts.

Modern electronic vision boards are now available that can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional paper boards. Electronic boards can take the form of software, in which the user creates a digital product and views it on their computer. Or they can be a pre-designed or customized digital video that the user watches on their computer, television, or handheld device.

Electronic versions can greatly enhance the experience of using a vision board. Some versions may include a soundtrack as well. Electronic vision boards may be in the format of a video, slide show, or even like the traditional collage. If you are good on the computer, you can probably create one yourself using existing software. Many people have unknowingly created electronic vision boards by simply using an image for their screen saver.

A new type of electronic vision board has recently been developed. It includes brainwave entrainment technology added to the soundtracks of their vision board videos. This audio is scientifically proven to entrain your brainwaves into the ideal mental state for focused visualization. This allows you to impress images and affirmations into your subconscious mind quickly, and can rapidly speed up the rate in which they become a reality in your life.

With video programs there’s no cutting, pasting, or software to learn. You simply download a file and view it on your computer. Electronic vision boards are an important and powerful tool to help you achieve success. Once you begin to use them consistently, you will understand their immense value in making your dreams a reality!