We are already into the second month of the new year. It’s been said that time waits for no one. so, it’s time to get clear. If there’s one thing that keeps people stuck, it’s a lack of clarity.
You know you want to quit your exhausting and draining day job in favor of the freedom of self-employment, but you aren’t clear on the steps to take.
You want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren’t sure where to go—or how to make it happen.
You want to grow your business, but aren’t even sure what that means.
The truth is, with ambiguous “goals” such as these, in five or ten years, you’ll still be stuck right where you’re at today.
But with a little clarity, you can achieve any goal you can conceive—and even some you cannot yet dream of. And the first step is to simply visualize what you want.
How Vision Books Work
A vision book, much like a vision board, is a planning tool that allows you to unleash your creativity and daydream in a tangible format. By collecting images that represent your biggest goals and keeping them within sight, you’ll be better able to focus on the next steps to take to reach them.
A Vision Book is Portable
Vision books are especially, helpful if you still find yourself working on that exhausting and draining job I mentioned earlier. You can carry your vision book with you every day and it will keep you inspired when boredom strikes (as it inevitably will), and remind you of why you’re working so hard when all you want to do is take a nap.
How to Make a Vision Book
Creating a vision book is very easy—and fun!
Buy a blank page notebook or journal; It can be any size you want. To create your vision book, start by collecting images that represent your biggest goals and dreams. Photos from a favorite family vacation, ads for an expensive outfit you want to buy, a playbill for a Broadway show you want to see, or even a dollar figure representing your desired bank account balance are all good ways to visualize your goals. Add them all to your new vision book.
Next, be sure to include phrases and quotes that inspire you and keep you going even when things get tough. Sometimes a few words of wisdom from someone you admire is all it takes to get you back on track.
Finally, remember that your vision book is a living document. Your dreams and goals will change. Some you will achieve and remove from your book to make room for bigger and better dreams. Some you will decide don’t matter so much anymore, and you’ll trade them for some others. It’s your vision, and it’s completely up to you what dreams you choose to follow—just be sure that you do follow them.