Last week when I was browsing through the stalls at the Nelson Market, I came across a stall holder who was selling dream boards. They were wooden boards of which you could attach photos of objects, places, or people to, in order to remind you and motivate you towards goals that you were working towards.
Dream boards have been around for a long time. They are also known as vision boards. I know of many successful people who use them. I have a niece who created a vision board many years ago in her teens and now almost ten years later she and her husband have acquired many of the items shown on her dream board, so it has worked for them, but I believe their effectiveness as motivational tools could be increased considerably if they were used in another manner.
What if we aligned these physical objects on our dream boards with our values, which of course are intangible.
On my niece's vision board was this beautiful house. That house could represent a number of values depending on the individual. Some of those values might include; security, achievement, art, financial gain, family or belonging. If we were to name the value alongside the image, it would give meaning to the image which would be a stronger motivator, as it ties in with our "why".
If you have a vision board, I suggest you go to it now and name each of the values that the individual images tie into. If there are images of objects on your vision board which do not align with your core values then it may be timely to explore the real meanings behind you wishing to acquire those items. Having items on your vision board that do not align with your core values will only take you off course from achieving the life you truly seek.
I hope you have found this post interesting and thought provoking.
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