Sunday, August 9, 2009

Twitspiration: Vision

Sunday, August 9, 2009

So, today is all about VISION: Twitspiration-style!

Earlier this week @necolebitchie tweeted about having a vision board; many didn't know what it was and many shared theirs with all of Twitterville. And after speaking with @XIKhai about this, my interest about vision boards was sparked...

Some of you may not know exactly what it is or you may have one but just didn't known the name of it. So, I'll clue you in...A vision board is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of your dreams and desires. It can also be called a dream board, treasure map or vision map. Vision boards are essentially another tool to help keep you on track with what's important you. Most people create vision boards yearly to map out their goals/affirmations for the upcoming year. And no two vision boards are the same. Yours will be different from mine, and your own vision boards may change from year to year.

Get inspired! Here are a few quotes to aid you in thinking about your own vision:

"Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own." -Robert Collier

"Visualization is the key to creating Prosperity, Health, and Happiness." -Anonymous

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." -Japanese proverb

"Visualize this thing you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin." -Robert Collier

"Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you." -Jerry Gillies

"Where there is no vision, there is no hope." -George Washington Carver

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight…but no vision.” -Helen Keller

"Your subconscious mind interprets your visualizations as to what you wish to receive." -Anonymous


Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." -Albert Einstein

Inspired yet?!

Vision boards are for those who are achievers and know the secret to success. Achievers seek resources that help inform, inspire, and enlighten them to accomplish their goals. But, what's a vision without action? "Action without planning is the cause of all failure. Action with planning is the cause of all success. Make great plans and follow through!" -@Director_Cherry

@XIKhai's vision board

Here are a few steps of how to create and personalize your own vision board:

1. Decide the main theme of your board. It may be based on something specific you wish to accomplish or obtain, or it may be a general idea of everything that makes you happy.
2. Find pictures that correspond with your theme, either from old magazines, photographs, or from the Internet.
3. Print (if necessary) and cut out your pictures.
4. Type or write some affirmations that correspond with your theme.
5. Glue your pictures and affirmations to your poster board and pin them to your cork board.
6. Hang your vision board in a place you will see every day.
7. View your board at least once a day, and focus on the objects, sayings and theme of your board.

A few more tips that may also help you:
-You may wish to place a picture of yourself in the center as it shows you being surrounded by the things you desire.
-Don't be afraid to change your board to reflect more specific thoughts or a new theme.
-Create your board whenever you deem it necessary.
I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. My birthday is right around the corner and I think I'm going to do one for the following year. What better way to see your growth and goals accomplished as you get older each year. And I'll come back and share my vision board with my XI fam in October!

Share your vision with us! Tell us about your future goals and aspirations and how you plan to achieve them.

Here's one of mine: Take XI Worldwide side by side with my PIC, XIKhai, with the help of all our contributors (they were first in line for this thing and we truly love them). It won't be easy but through my hard work, sweat, tears and faith, this thing is definitely possible!

Follow XIKhai and IAMXI on Twitter: @XIKhai & @iamxi

xixi, Love ya!



XIX said...

I too am going to do a vision board basic on the conversation last week. Lance Gross give idea to have it as ur wallpaper on ur computer so that u see it at all times. A program that he suggested to do it was Comic Life.( Google it ) I have download the program and started to find pictures for it. I will let you guys know how it turns out when I am done.

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