Knowing what it is that you want to achieve, your big endgame goal, is the first step to properly visualizing just what that big goal is. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to plan out the road ahead.
Let’s take finding your perfect partner as an example. The ultimate goal is to settle down with someone who suits your personality, is supportive, and makes you happy. Reaching that goal, especially if you haven’t been dating for a while, is easier when you create a vision board. Visualizing what you want and when you want it assists in narrowing your focus and laying down the groundwork for achievement. Continuing with our example, signing up for a dating website, trying speed-dating, or letting friends and/or family set you up on a date is a good first step – if a slightly scary one. Putting yourself out there can be nerve-wracking (for many people!), but knowing this is a part of the journey towards finding your one true love can be a huge boost to your confidence.
Your next step, after finding a partner and spending some time with them, is to move through your relationship naturally. Moving in together is usually a goal quite a few couples have, and one that you can easily integrate onto your own vision board. Eventually, you will come to the point where you can ask yourself: is this the person I want to spend the rest of my life with? This is where being specific is important. Why do you want to be with this person? Do they make you happy? Do they support you in all the ways they can? Importantly, does your partner your vision?
Visualization and achieving goals does not always have to be focused upon such enormous parts of your life, of course (whew!), but can be about something as simple as improving your fitness, learning a new skill, taking on a hobby, or cutting down on frivolous spending. Setting out how you are going to go about doing this is crucial. There are even some simple programs you can download onto your computer or phone to help plot out and keep track of your vision board – no need to scribble out your ideas on cards and stick them to a corkboard.