Aug 29, 2011

My Best Life: A Vision For The Future

Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing time. Action with vision is making a positive difference. ~ Joel Barker
Do you have a vision of what your "perfect" future would be? I do. However, sometimes the everyday tasks, wants, needs and routines distract me from focusing on my vision. For example, dreams of travelling to Paris may be derailed by my need to treat myself to Starbucks a couple times a week.

My husband recently told me about a book which describes creating a vision poster. I instantly loved this idea. I have a bucket list but it's hard to take action on a list that's stowed away in a journal or posted on a page in my blog. A vision poster allows me to see my dreams on a daily basis, it allows me to be creative and it's always exciting to think about what I really want out of life.

Plus, a vision poster is effective because it:

  • reminds us of our priorities in life
  • can be helpful when making decisions about life plans, purchases, etc.
  • holds us accountable to ourselves
  • becomes part of our everyday lives
  • helps us determine what actions to take in order to achieve our vision

This week I will collect pictures and work on assembling my vision poster. I'm excited to make my vision for the future a tangible item that I will look at on a daily basis. After I've assembled my poster I will:

  • take a photograph of it
  • put it on my computer as wallpaper and a slide show
  • print a small photo of it to carry in my wallet  
  • hang it in my bedroom

Have you ever created a vision poster? If so, please feel free to share your ideas and/or process here. In the meantime, I would like to wish you a wonderful week.

2 comments:

  1. Yes! Our family has done this for the last 12 years or so. We (Papa & I) have our own vision boards that we hang over our desks and we also have a family one we make with the kids. We are actually working on new ones as we speak, to start off the new (home)school year. And we were discussing how many things from our past boards have actually come to fruition.

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  2. @Sofia's Ideas I love that you do this as a family. I'll have to keep that in mind when my girls are a little older.

    Thanks for sharing!

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