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Create a Beautiful Vision Board to Inspire You in 2018

Making a Vision Board

Have you ever considered creating and professionally printing a Vision Board to inspire you in 2018 and beyond? Remember today’s actions are tomorrows results! What better way to begin the New Year than to have your own beautifully printed vision board adorn your wall in January 2018.

The thing is that we can all change and turn over a new leaf. What you do today will shape your future. The future in not fixed! The power to choose is the secret power that we all have. Making a Vision Board is something that you can do today/over the next number of days/weeks that will inspire you to remain true to your goals for the year to come. I am writing this before Christmas 2017 and starting to think ahead to the New Year. I need something to inspire me for the year ahead. It’s the perfect time to make a vision board!

Why Make a Vision Board?

A vision board keeps you focused on your biggest goals.  It also makes your goals visual and inspiring and keeps them in front of you.  You must have goals that excite you and inspire you. Goals that are going to pull you towards them. That is where your motivation to achieve your goals will come from. You have to have a clear vision of what you want, something that excites you and so it pulls you towards the end result.

If you have your goals in visual format (in a vision board) on the wall in front of you then you will look at them constantly….you will be re-enforcing your goals with each glance. Your subconscious mind continues to work out a way to achieve your vision, even while you are sleeping or doing other things, regardless of the other steps you may take.  There is enormous power in getting your subconcious mind to work on making your vision a reality!

How to make a vision board

In the past I have cut images from magazines or newspapers and stuck them to a sheet of cardboard (which is fine if that is what you wish to do).  However in this increasingly digital world we live in I don’t buy many newspapers and magazines any more which has resulted in a distinct lack of pictures for me to use.  This year I am going all out for a beautifully crafted and professionally printed digitally created vision board which I can pin to my wall as a beautiful high quality poster.

Steps to making a digital vision board:

  1. Get your creative self going!
  2. Open Microsoft Powerpoint or similar software (I used WPS Presentation which is free (https://www.wps.com/)
  3. Insert a collection of images into a slide – you can use your own images or look for images online that inspire you and represent what you want in your life.
  4. Insert text/inspiring quotes and ideas or reminders of what you want to focus on.
  5. Save presentation and then save slide as a JPEG image file.
  6. You can use this image file to print a poster of your vision board.

Please have a look at my own Vision Board below as an example.

My own Vision Board

In the video below I explain my own Vision Board which will inspire me throughout 2018.  I hope you will also develop your own vision board for 2018!  It’s a lot of fun and if you enjoy creating things you will love this.  I sent the image below to an online printer (www.snapfish.ie) and am awaiting the resulting 20×30″ photo poster.  The poster cost me €24 including delivery.   Well worth the price when you consider how important your vision board is and how powerful it will be in helping you achieve your goals.

Join me now by making your own vision board to inspire you in 2018.  To assist you further with your vision board please download the resource file below on creating a vision board.

Assignment 3 Make a Vision Board_LifeLab

You are welcome to share your vision at the end of this post below to help and encourage others.  Please let me know if this post has been helpful – I would love to receive your feedback/comments!

Experiments Course Update

In my last post I enthusiastically announced that I would be launching the ‘Experiments in Personal Change’ course by the end of the year.  Unfortunately I think I fell foul of the planning fallacy!  There is just so much material to work on to develop the course to its full potential and I have decided to focus on completing the course and making it the best it can be rather than just rushing to complete it by a certain date.  The course is based on my book – ‘Experiments in Personal Change’ and you can still buy a copy of the book to help you plan practical actionable changes in your life for 2018.  You will not be disappointed – there are many excellent experiments in the book to try out in your own life.  This experiment on making a Vision Board is just one of them (there are 28 experiments in total).

Lastly I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy and productive 2018!  May all your intentions for your life captured on your vision board be realised!

Very best wishes,

Tom Carroll, PhD

Life is a Laboratory,

December 27th 2017.

Turn you life upside down in 2 months!

Make the most of the last 2 months of 2017. Start Today!

It’s the end of October 2017 as I write this. As of November 1st we will have exactly 61 days left in 2017 before we cross over to January 1st 2018. What happened to your 2017 new year resolutions?  What can you get done in the remaining days of 2017?  If things haven’t been going well up to now you still have time to turn things around and make big strides towards your goals before the end of 2017.  Perhaps the end of year deadline might spur you to action!  Resolve now to take massive action on your goals and start off the new year with a spring in your step knowing how much you have achieved in 2017.

As for myself I am working hard on my new Experiments in Personal Change Course and loving every minute of it!  The material in the course is really powerful and I am enjoying the exercises such as on visualisation, developing effective goals, positive attitude and work habits and on generally improving my life.  There are 27 action experiments to try out in your own life.  I aim to get the course completed and online before the end of the year.  The course is based on the Experiments in Personal Change book which contains all the  experiments.  You don’t have to wait for the course to get started – buy the book now and get clear about what you want from life and how to get it.