I’ve always been a bit spiritual – ok a lot spiritual. And a little bit kooky. I was the poster child for the hippy, New Age movement back in the ‘80’s – massaging ‘Essence of Angels’ oil into my hands while singing along to music for Kundalini Yoga. Aaahhh – the good old days. Hang on – I did that last night. Some things never change.
But… I’m also large part Science Geek. So in my world that makes me quite balanced.
What I particularly love is that all that kooky New Age-y and spiritual stuff is being supported by advances in Quantum Physics or Quantum Mechanics or whatever you want to call it.
So all those ‘out-there’ beliefs about ‘vibes’ and thoughts creating reality and attracting things to you are actually true. Don’t ask me how we knew it before science proved it for us but we did.
So for me that’s great news! Headlines read: “Science explains kooky world.” All parts of me are happy.
But what does that mean for you?
No it doesn’t mean you have to rub ‘Essence of Angels’ into your skin. The fewer Angels that get essenced the better I reckon. And it doesn’t mean you have to change your name to Rainbow or Moonbeam. And you don’t have to start talking about ‘vibes’ man.
It means that you can start using these kooky things to enhance your happiness and enhance your success.
So let’s look at how this works for success.
Every business book I’ve read talks about starting with a vision, an intention, a clear idea of where you’re going and what you want. And they tell you to keep that vision in mind. Every day. Picture it. Imagine it. Make it as real as possible as a vision.
Hey – wouldn’t a Vision Board do just that?
Of course after the vision you need to take action but the vision is the first and probably most important step to succeeding in whatever is your idea of success.
Let’s see what the latest in Neuroscience has to say about this. Our conscious minds control about 5% of our minds and the subconscious does the rest. So basically everything you think you know is about 5% of what is actually going on. There’s heaps going on behind the scenes in the subconscious. And the subconscious LOVES imagery and metaphor and images.
Mmmmm. Isn’t that what a Vision Board has? Imagery and metaphors?
There’s also this little tidbit too: the mind doesn’t know the difference between what is imaginary and what is real. So if you’re feeding it images and words that represent your success and you’re doing it repeatedly then it is going to come to believe that what you’re feeding it is true.
I’m so sure a Vision Board has images and words that represent your success. And I’m pretty certain that looking at it on a daily basis would be convincing your mind of the reality of your success.
So even though the idea of a Vision Board as a magical tool that will instantly manifest that 3 Million dollar house you want is still not scientifically viable, the idea of a Vision Board as a way to:
- get you clear on your intention and goals,
- to provide a means of amusing and keeping the subconscious involved in plotting your success,
- and as a tool for convincing your mind that you are a successful person
is totally scientifically viable.
So break out your favourite magazines, grab some scissors & glue, and get vision boarding.
If you want some company while you’re creating your Vision Board or you want some guidance then call me – I can work with you individually to create your Vision Board or I often run Vision Board workshops.