As Caileigh and I were giving a seminar on nutrition, we talked about the importance of goals. I have written before about the importance of having a why behind your goals. A why that will emotionally motivate you to pursue your desires even when doing so isn’t easy. As we spoke, I was reminded of an activity I have done in the past. A fun exercise to focus on your goals, keeping them in front of you, and a great step towards bringing them into reality.
Have you ever heard of a “dream board”? Ever made one? I highly recommend you give it a try. This creative exercise will engage both the left and right sides of your brain, essentially painting visual targets for the dreams and goals you desire to move towards. The act of putting your goals on paper in a visual format can actually help you achieve them. This can be as simple or extravagant as you like.
Lee and I first did this practice after we were married. We sat down and talked about our dreams and goals, defining things that were important to us and which of those we wanted to make a priority. After that, we found pictures and words in magazines that characterized those goals, putting them together in a collage. We framed that collage and hung it on the wall. Months and even years later, taking a look at that first dream board showed us how many of those exact things had come to pass.
Visualization is a great practice that increases confidence, motivation, and even motor performance. Believe it or not you can get better at something through visualizing it again and again. You can simply hang a couple pictures on the fridge or get as fancy as you like. The act of seeing your goals before you again and again is a powerful declaration of where you want to go in life and a great way to manifest your desires in a creative way. So don’t just stop at dreaming, put those dreams on display for yourself.