At the beginning of the year we usually set goals. Or at least make resolutions. But more often than not, we fail to follow through with what we said is our deepest desire. There are many reasons why that happens and we discussed most of them in last week's post. However, there's a particular step, which many of us skip and it becomes the stumbling block to achieving our goals. It's visualisation.
You must have heard of a vision board, but have you ever created one? Perhaps you don't think it's necessary to keep you focused. While it won't guarantee absolute success, I am certain it will help you concentrate on your priorities and objectives. And it definitely won't hurt having it!
Not convinced you need to spend time doing this? Let's look at a few reasons why having a vision board is so important.
1. It's Human Nature
We are visual creatures and we can't escape from that. It helps us process information and store it in our subconsciousness for a longer period of time when we see it.
It is particularly helpful for men because, generally, their brain responds faster to visual content rather than audio.
For women often is the other way round, but statistics show that women are more likely to create a vision board because they experience joy in the process of collating visuals for their board and combining colours. Women look for the symbolic meaning of a picture, a pattern or a colour and that helps them build stronger associations with everything that represents their goals.
Tip: Add daily affirmations, which you record and play to yourself or say in the mirror out loud every morning. This way you utilise both your iconic and auditory memory.
2. Keeps You Focused on Your Goals
Let's quickly go to some marketing statistics. We need to see something at least 6 times before we think of buying it. What does that really mean?
Seeing something a number of times sends a signal to your brain that it is important and naturally, you begin to think about it more often without realising. When it comes to visualising goals, this is particularly helpful because the more you see the visual representation of what you want to achieve, the more you tune yourself into