By STRETCH+BLOOM | On December 30, 2017 In Life purpose and career, Manifestation, Tip
Most of the time when people set s.m.a.r.t. goals, I make a vision board.
Not to say that s.m.a.r.t. goals are not useful or that they don’t work.
But I find vision boards to be more fun, more powerful, more effective and a lot less stressful.
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VISION BOARDS: THE EXPRESS LANE
The first time I got my hand at manifesting anything, I took myself from entry-level sales person college drop-out to high-level executive in the matter of a few months.
With a s.m.a.r.t. goal, I would have been toast.
My dazzling 19 years old college-drop out resume wasn’t exactly going to get me far.
My lack of qualifications, connection, lack of funding in dinosaur pre-internet era (think no networking on Linkedin, no social media…) meant that I would have add to put in years of serious hussle to get anywhere.
By the way, if you don’t know what smart goal stands for here’s what that means.
So using a s.m.a.r.t. goal methodology, my dream of a dramatically better life fast would have been killed by A (achievable).
What I did instead was use manifestation.
At the time I didn’t use a vision board per-se but I used some of the principles that I now include in creating and using a vision board:
– A burning desire
– Insane clarity
– Laser focus
– A total disregard for what seemed reasonable or achievable
I didn’t stress, I didn’t huff and puff, I didn’t try to connect with people.
I didn’t try to put my stellar resume in front of important eyeballs.
In fact, at the time I was so busy trying to keep my life afloat that I did absolutely nothing that would normally have qualified as talking action to solve my predicament.
And still, I got a huge breakthrough within a few months.
That’s the difference!
With the s.m.a.r.t. goal method, my vision of a better life would not have been an option or I would have had to make a 5 year plan to make it happen. (Also not an option: I was mi-se-ra-ble. I needed a massive change, fast!).
With manifestation, I got what I wanted in less than 6 months without breaking a sweat.
See why I get so hyper about this?
VISION BOARDS: A BETTER MOOD
Now, don’t get me wrong I still use traditional goal-setting for certain specific goals such as those that mostly rely on me taking a specific action, like the ‘I will do 90 sit-ups 3 times a week’ type of goals for instance.
But when I need to uplevel, solve complicated problems, when I need to achieve stretch goals, my tool of choice is manifestation.
And then I usually make a vision board.
Actually even for a ‘I will do 90 sit-ups 5 times a week for 2 months’ goal a vision board still has an edge.
When you say ‘I will do 90 sit-ups 5 times a week for 2 months’ there’s a certain weight, a sense of obligation that comes with this statement.
Let’s flip that around vision board style. It could look like this:
Imagine a board with:
– pictures of the flatter stomach you want,
– pictures of you in your favorite little black dress you that doesn’t fit anymore,
– pictures of a couple of new dresses you’ll treat yourself to when you’ve reached your desired figure.
– Add to that some quotes that celebrate how great you feel about being back at your ideal shape.
That gives you get a completely different mood!
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The ’90 sit-up 5 days a week’ makes you dread all the hard-work ahead of you.
The vision board makes you want to throw a party to celebrate your awesomeness.
Totally different energy!
And the beauty of this celebratory energy is that from a manifestation stand-point feeling good attract everything you need to reach your goal easily.
Whereas with the ’90 sit-ups a day’ goal you’re left to figure out how to get yourself motivation, with the vision board, as you bask in the glory of your success, doors open for you.
– A health-club opens down the street and you get a huge new member discount.
– You find a fun and motivating trainer who offers to train you at home.
– You stumble upon a video that shows you a super easy exercise that knocks the sit-ups out of the park when it comes to giving you a flat stomach fast.
VISION BOARDS: RESULTS WITH LESS STRESS AND LESS EFFORT
That’s why you need a vision board.
They allows you to reach huge stretch goals, fast.
They give you results with a lot less stress and efforts.
And they make you feel good in the process!!
They are perfect for ambitious, busy, stressed-out women who can tap into that magic to knock some big goals down without driving themselves into the ground.
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Update November 2018: If you want to tap into the power of the vision boards to knock down some big goals in 2018, I have created a very special vision board workshop.
Vision boards are a powerful success hack, however they take a little more thought than clipping random magazines and making a pretty collage. During this in-depth workshop, I take you behind the scene and walk you through my unique process to create a powerful vision board that will do the heavy lifting for you as you pursue your goals in the coming months.
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