When John Assaraf created a vision board featuring his dream home in California, it only took three years for him to be living in that very home. What stunned him was that by the time the vision become a reality, he had already packed away that vision board and forgotten all about the house.
How could someone have accidently achieved a goal which they’d set and forgotten about years ago?
Through the power of the subconscious mind.
Whether you have a vision board or not, your subconscious mind is already hard at work creating a life which is consistent with your current beliefs. Your beliefs about money, about relationships, about your physical body and about your career are the “thermostat” for your current results.
Anytime your external life starts getting out of sync with what you believe, circumstances which seem to be out of your control will arise and reshape your life so that it fits your subconscious expectations.
This is how broke people stay broke, and it’s also how rich people stay rich. This is how some people consistently attract empowering relationships while others keep attracting toxic ones. This is how people who are plagued with procrastination, low self-confidence and “bad luck” continue to struggle, even when they want to change.
Since your subconscious mind is already at work shaping your life, why would you NOT use all the tools at your disposal to train your subconscious mind to help you create and attract the life you really want?
The images you hold in your consciousness mind will shape your thoughts, your feelings and your beliefs. Over time and repetition, these thoughts, feelings and beliefs will become “embedded” deep in your subconscious. This is why vision boards are such a powerful tool for changing your beliefs and changing your life. For example, if you’re always asking yourself “why am I lazy?”, then you could use a vision board to shape more motivational force into your life.
How Create and Use Your Visualization Board
Creating a visualization board takes some work, and you might not have the time to get started right after reading this. However, even something as simple as choosing some motivational wallpapers for your desktop is better than nothing. Once you have this up, you can start collecting pictures for your vision board.
Choose pictures which remind you of your goals, of your potential and which represent what you believe to be the source of your power and inspiration. Find a picture of the car you want to own, the kind of house you want to live in. Find pictures which remind you of the types of relationships you want and the kind of career you want.
Collect a few dozen pictures print them out and start building your vision board. Place your vision board somewhere that you can see it every day to remind you of the things you desire and the things that motivate and inspire you. You can even create more than one version of your vision board and place the vision boards in different locations.
The goal of a vision board is to saturate your consciousness with reminders of the beliefs you’re determined to form and of the goals you’re determined to achieve.
Other Methods for Training Your Subconscious Mind
In addition to your vision board, you can use other techniques to train your subconscious mind including: recordings of affirmations which you’ve written and spoken in your own voice, written affirmations which you can memorize and say in front of the mirror every morning, music which promotes higher brain function (classical, trance music and choral music is best) and books or videos written or presented by people who inspire you.
Through these methods and through the use of vision boards, you can put your subconscious mind on a “diet” which will literally change what you think, feel and believe. Who knows what your subconscious mind might manifest over the next year, or three years?
With a simple change in your believe, you could be living an entirely different life before you even realize what’s happened.