Ever wonder why vision boards fail? Has one ever “failed” to get you the results you were seeking? Watch this video to learn how to fix that!
Why Vision Boards Fail and How to Fix That
A vision board is not a “push a button” that makes your desires magically appear.
There are reasons why a vision board might “fail,” however that is only temporary if you take steps to fix the issues. Let’s go over four reasons your vision board may not be working for you and how to fix that.
Why Vision Boards Fail #1: You don’t see immediate results
You put in the work and built a vision board and that week you haven’t seen any results. A check hasn’t arrived in the mail, there were no phone calls from your dream date or that house you want, etc.
Change your mindset about vision boards. A vision board isn’t a magical talisman. It is a clarifying and focusing tool. Vision boards are not magical ATMs that make the universe manifest what you desire. What they do is get you clear and focused on your desire. This creates energy around what you want which attracts the right opportunities for you to achieve your result.
It can take time to get you from where you are to where you want to be. As one of my coaches always said, “You have to grow there to go there.” Spending quality time looking at your board and meditating and visualizing what is on that board, magnetizes what you want. Some believe this is because you are telling the universe what you want, and it arranges things for you.
But there is also a scientific reason backing this technique.
By focusing on what you want clearly, you activate your Reticular Activating System or RAS to work in your favor. The RAS is the part of your brain that filters what you perceive. It helps you ignore what is not important and helps you see what is.
That’s why you see a lot of white cars right after you buy one. Your RAS thinks you find white cars important and points them out to you.
Therefore, a vision board can’t just sit on your wall. It requires some action on your part to get results.
Why Vision Boards Fail #2: A change in plans
You decided after what you thought was a reasonable time, to change your goals and what you want to manifest.
First, ask yourself if you are changing plans because you’re impatient or because you really have changed your mind.
If you are being impatient, calm down and give it time. Refer back to Fix #1. Adjusting your visualizations too soon can put a wrench in the mechanizations that have already started moving to get you to your original goal.
Of course, if you are making an adjustment because your plans or desires have actually changed – for example, your vision board was for a new house in San Diego and you’re now moving to New York – the original vision no longer makes sense. Go ahead and start over with a new vision board.
Why Vision Boards Fail #3: Inconsistent follow-through
Your actions with the vision board have not been 100%. You built your board, started meditating and visualizing and then skipped a day or two. Then you went back to your board for a few days and then did another skip because you just didn’t feel motivated.
If you want your vision board to work, you need to integrate it into your life. That means making adjustments, including giving up things that do not move you forward.
Here are common things that can easily be let go or at least reduced to allow time to work your vision board:
- Watching television
- Surfing the Internet
- Playing video games
- Going to the movies
If you want your visualizations to come into your life, you need to put forth the effort with the right mindset. I’m not saying you have to give up everything that is fun and frivolous in your life—all work and no play, you know—however, you do need to prioritize what is important to you and make room in your day to move toward your goals.
Why Vision Boards Fail #4: Forgetting the “Ziglar” rule
Zig Ziglar once said:
“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
If you forget this rule and focus only on your own gain, your vision board will not work so well.
Understand the principle of giving and being grateful. God, the universe, whatever you want to call it, looks for people who are giving of their time, love and yes even their money to help others. When you give, you feel grateful for what you have and want to share it with those who have less. The universe sees this and in turn, gives back to you.
You can think of it this way: Like attracts like. When you are grateful, you have more things to be thankful for. When you help others, others help you.
Please realize that you have so much to grateful for. Take a moment to sit down and list them out. Try that today and when you see how much you already have in your life; you will be grateful and want to share.
If you don’t feel grateful for anything at the moment, remember these wise words from Robert Gerus:
“Everyday above ground is a great day.”
People need to realize that just the gift of their life, is something to be truly grateful for. Be thankful for another day above ground.