Do you Warriors use a vision board?

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Hello Warriors, hope you are doing well

I like to read. I also like to feel motivated, when you combine those two. You get a little bit of a self improvement book junkie hah.

Anyways, back on track. I seem to read everywhere about vision boards and how they benefit your success. I'm a little bit sceptical on this so I thought I'd ask you.

What are your experiences with a vision board?

Look forward to hearing from you,

Joe Crosbie
#board #vision #warriors
  • Profile picture of the author butterballs8
    Vision boards are a great way to remind yourself of all the dreams, goals and aspirations in life you wish to pursue.

    I have had many friends create vision boards that have came true.

    For me, it helps to ground me and to keep me motivated.

    The things I have in my vision board are:
    famous motivation quotes
    images of family/friends
    tropical islands
    beautiful, yet modest house

    The only thing I would suggest is to be realistic with your vision board. Sure, that 20 million dollar mansion would be nice but it could also set you up for a disappointment if it doesn't come true.

    Sometimes, I will look at the board for 5 minutes, meditate on the images in my minds eye and then go about my day. That helps to keep my clarity and my focus as to why I need to stay ambitious and motivated.

    Its amazing what your what your mind can conceive once you set a goal to achieving it.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostStage
    Idon't use a vision board personally but yes i do pin some papers to the walls with some very important quotations, idea that i know it won't happen right away.

    I do use a white board though to be able to solve complex problems with no easy solutions. I put all the bad answers and their pros and cons, it allow me to write, walk and think. A kind of touch you don't have with a PC.

    It is also great to brainstorm, to write a bunch of ideas and i think it is more productive than a word document from my point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    I use the dreamline worksheet Tim Ferris gives out in the 4 Hour Work Week. Even though its not visual, it still helps me keep myself on track. I probably should take the time out and create an actual board to visualize.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I honestly believe that this approach, although motivating, creates an anxiety which taxes from a persons ability to live in the moment and enjoy the present.

      I believe there should be a line drawn between what you yearn for and what you are grateful for. Racing and chasing can be a tiring ordeal.

      It's a double edged sword.

      EDIT: ....but it completely depends what you put on it!

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      • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
        I just keep photos of what I want in my iphone. It takes up less space than a vision board.
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      • Profile picture of the author stafford
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        I honestly believe that this approach, although motivating, creates an anxiety which taxes from a persons ability to live in the moment and enjoy the present.

        I believe there should be a line drawn between what you yearn for and what you are grateful for. Racing and chasing can be a tiring ordeal.

        It's a double edged sword.

        EDIT: ....but it completely depends what you put on it!

        Great points here, Daniel. I don't have a vision board, but if I made one I would add moderate images to it instead of extravagant things. Like a $150K modest home instead of a million dollar mansion.

        According to John Assaraf, he is living in the exact home he put on his vision boards 15 to 20 years ago. Coincidence? That's possible, but it does make for a cool story.

        I believe people should focus more on what they are grateful for and already have, but still take time to dream bigger too. I'm one of those people who are grateful for things that most people take for granted. One day I stated that I was grateful for tires. It seems pretty mundane (and even silly) but without them, it doesn't matter how expensive your car is--it isn't going anywhere without those tires.

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    I love the idea of having a vision board.

    Right now I have some pictures in a file on my very cluttered desktop but plan on making one in the near future.

    I need to make a vision board of me making a vision board so I can stop procrastinating and make one

    YOU are awesome :)

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  • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
    no vision board yet however i' ve used a dream book with pictures that say "a thousand words".Just have fun putting it together
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    • Profile picture of the author vic alexander
      I call it my magic board and plaster it with images of what i want to attract
      to myself. I dont look at it every day, but when i need a motivaional kick i will
      take it out and dream. Dreaming though is only part of it. Action is a must!

      Vic Alexander

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  • Profile picture of the author AmbitionConcepts
    I love the idea of the Vision board as long as you dont overwhelm yourself. If you have too many items up there it can be a distraction. I do agree with Daniel as far as the anxiety situation. The one thing about accomplishments is celebrating the big ones along with the small ones, because little things matter in the grand scope of things. The biggest problem for so many people is the excitement of an idea wears thin and they forget and go onto something else, it can be a viscous cycle and a recipe for constant failure. Remind yourself of what your thankful for yesterday, today and what kind of impact you can make tomorrow. Also, never let anyone distract you from your vision Blessings
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    Good post Joe.

    In the old mlm days, before Internet marketing, we called this a magic refrigerator. Put a picture of your big goal. i.e. a Disney Vacation, motor home, college education for kids, etc, on the fridge where you would see it.

    I like the idea of the vision board being visible where you can see it all of the time. I remember reading once where Willie Crawford wrote the number $2740 on a piece of paper and taped it on the side of his monitor where he could see it all day.

    His goal was to make $2740 a day online which equals $1,000,000 a year. I know he now makes several times that, but the story is a good one for those of us trying to use our subconscious mind to motivate our conscious actions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    I used to adorn my wall with my greatest motivation and at some point took it down. There is definitely a difference between having it your head and seeing it everyday. It's going to go back up on my wall, around my computer, very soon.

    Two Signature lines for rent.

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  • Profile picture of the author Natniszakov
    They DO work ! I can guarantee that !
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    • Profile picture of the author Jolly Roger
      I get easily distracted by images so I use a to-do list with prioritized small attainable goals and a few inspirational/motivational quotes
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  • Joe,
    My eldest son has encouraged me to assemble a "vision board". I have begun to assemble various photos chosen on line. I haven't completed it yet or received any benefits from it but will let you know if there are any interesting results. Thanks for the cool post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
    Great replies here everyone!

    Since writing the post, I have actually assembled one, just a small one that I keep on the side of a unit next to my desk.

    I can honestly say that when I feel a little down or unmotivated, seeing those images really does remind me of what I'm working towards.

    Thanks for all your input!
    I chose entrepreneurship over further education despite being laughed at by my friends and family..

    I recently hit the "RESTART" button on my life, read my personal blog to find out how I did it :)
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  • Profile picture of the author fridgemagnets
    I've been on the lookout for a "Desktop" (as in on your computer) vision board. There are a few but another way you can do it is just make your board in photoshop or a free graphics editor, and then use it as your desktop background. I haven't done it but I've seen it done and as long as your desktop isn't too cluttered with icons it would work fine.
    Anyone who has too much crap on their desktop and want to handle it. Simple solution:
    Make a folder and name it "DT2" (for Desktop 2) and pile everything in that folder on your dt. That way you can access it easily and have a very uncluttered and "vision board friendly" environment.
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