Do we really need the Vision Board?
The Vision Board is a technique for visualizing one’s desires and goals.
If you don’t know how to create it, find it out here.
Having it underhand, or even better under the eye, is advisable because it allows us to keep our attention focused on long-term goals.
- Where do I want to be?
- What do I want to do?
- What do I want to get?
- What kind of person do I want to become?
It is interesting how, for such important questions, we need a tool that helps us remember them.
This happens for various reasons:
- We are continually distracted by the superfluous
We are in the era of distraction. We do not have the ability to concentrate for more than 15, 20, 30 minutes (if we are good) without checking our smartphone. At each notification we shoot like soldiers at the appeal as if we were waiting for the news that our life will take a big new turn. We are no longer able to concentrate on the present moment (here and now).
- Our mind is very clever in sabotaging us
As Robin Sharma explains in “The 5 AM Club”, when we approach our true potential, we find ourselves facing the sabotage of our own fears.
Despite evolution, our brain still has some primitive traits.
The primary goal of the primitive brain is survival: it is mainly focused on the dangers rather than on the positive aspects of the environment that surrounds us. As a result, we are always in hypervigilance mode, with tensions and anxieties attached, even when everything is going wonderfully.
When we take on a new challenge, our primitive brain enters into conflict and becomes frightened, because we are leaving our comfort zone towards an unexplored road. He tries to make us give up spontaneously.
Only if we manage to face this obstacle will we be able to achieve great results.
Our mind is very clever and presents us this “his” fear subtly through procrastination, excessive modesty, addiction and more. I’ve talked about it here.
- Goal diffusion = Dispersion of the objective
As the talented friend Tom Redmond taught me, we often don’t have clarity about our priorities.
Urgent and non-important activities often prevail.
Or we spend our time in unimportant and non-urgent activities (Eisenhower Matrix).
The “ Do, Do, Do” becomes unproductive and leads us to be constantly engaged, but all our efforts are ineffective and dispersive.
I believe it is closely connected with sabotage and also with the myth of multitasking.
Objective dispersion also makes us feel overwhelmed.
- The fear of failure
Even when our daily actions are not in line with our goal, we continue to hide behind the most common excuses.
We continue to be overwhelmed by a thousand commitments:
- Are they really important?
- Can they be managed differently?
A skimming of things to do would allow us to have more time at our disposal and force us to test ourselves.
Once the excuses have been eliminated, all that remains is to leave your comfort zone.
I designed Simple Tiny Shifts Planner just to achieve my goals without feeling the pain and the fear of failure.
Obviously, the more we put ourselves to the test, the more we realize how much we still have to learn.
The right attitude must be that of a continuous joyful discovery, until we identify what we are brilliant in (Ikigai) and learn to delegate the rest.
If we cannot be constant, we lose sight of our goal and our vision.
So to go back to the original question: do we really need a Vision Board?
The answer is yes”.
The Vision Board has the function of “reminder” of our priorities. It helps us to remember what we want to achieve, where we want to be, but above all it helps us to remember that if we do nothing day after day, not even a simple tiny shift, towards our vision, it will be difficult to achieve the goal.
Start and finish your day by looking at your Vision Board: did you do something today that brought you closer to achieving your vision?
Make sure that the answer is always “yes”.