I was going through one of my many notebooks yesterday, and I came across this quote by the fantastic Sir Ken Robinson “people need a vision for the future they are being asked to move toward”.
This might be from his book “The Element” but I am not sure. I have Sir Ken quotes all over the place. He’s got a new book out, a third edition of “Out of our Minds” and I have just bought it. Christmas will come early for me 🙂 You may get the sense I’m a fan….you’d be right.
Anyhow… Sir Ken’s words were these:
“People need a vision for the future they are being asked to move toward. They need to feel that they are capable of change and have the skills that are needed for it.
They need to believe that there are good reasons for changing and that the place they aim to be, will be better than where they are now, and that it will be worth the effort of making the transition.
Also,They need to have the personal and material resources to make the transition. And they need a convincing plan of action to get them there, or at the very least, one that will get them on their way, even if it changes as they go.”
The reason I share this quote with you, is that I have just made a new vision board for myself. Because some of the things from my old vision board had come true. So I thought it was time to do a new one. It’s an update really, as some things from the old board are still there.
Do you do vision boards?
What is a Vision Board?
A Vision boards is a great way to visualize something you’d like to do. It’s a way to manifest your dream life.
By doing the simple and fun act of cutting out images and text from magazines, you activate your thinking brain and connect with your emotions, with your creativity and your sense of vision.
You also activate your subconscious by digging into dreams and feelings you most likely have buried under the critical “that’s out of my reach” = egobrain.
A vision board is a creative way for you to dig deep into what you are here for. What do you even like doing?
Are you letting life decide for you, or do you actively go for what you want?
Note: I’m not a fan of having to live extraordinary lives, having to save the world, be somebody special, making millions and millions.
The opposite is almost true for me.
I believe life happens in every moment. That joy is in small moments of everyday life. That happiness comes in small moments. And that the ordinary life IS the hero life.
Life is a process and is very similar to a creative process.
But having a vision board doesn’t have to have anything to do with wanting big cars and living in a mansion, or being world famous.
It simply means taking responsibility for how you’d like you future to be.
That’s a good thing, right?
Why you need a vision for the future
You need a vision for your future because it puts you in control of your life.
If you have dreams and goals, it makes a huge difference to know what that looks like.
Are your days blending into one another?
Do you work toward specific goals in your life?
Do you have a plan for how to achieve your goals?
And are you aware of why you want these things/goals?
I am multipassionate, a highly creative thinking person, with many ideas and a very busy brain. Doing a vision board is a genius way for someone like me to create a visual of all the many things in my head.
It helps cut through the clutter. Truly.
And it helps me keep on track. I don’t totally stay on track, but it helps 🙂
I totally recommend making a vision board. Just cause it’s fun. You can’t do it wrong. And you can redo it as much as you like.
It’s a great little creative project here at Christmas.
What’s your vision for your future?