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Ver Es Creer: Creating an Inspiration Board

Submitted by on September 7, 2010 – 8:10 am2 Comments

By Angelica Perez-Litwin

You have dreams, goals and aspirations. Tons of them. But for some reason, you’re stuck. Stuck in the traffic of life. Yeap, life is busy. And when there is so much distraction around us, it ain’t easy to see clearly what we want for ourselves.

This might sound woo-woo, but I do believe in the power imagination and seeing ourselves in the place we want to be. You want to leave your job and work for yourself? Imagine that. How would that look like? What would you be doing? What would you be wearing? Where would your new business be? And what would you be doing instead?

Seeing is believing, and the first person you need to convince is yourself.

An inspiration board is a great tool to begin visualizing what you want for yourself. It’s a photo collage that inspires you, drives you, helps you reach your goals and keeps you focused. You can create an inspiration board by simply getting a hanging board and adding pictures, letters, lists of things you want for yourself, or goals. Click here for instructions. You can find the pictures in magazines, online, or newspapers. Once you’re done, you should hang it on a visible wall, either right next to your desk, or a frequently visited spot.

You also can create an inspiration board online by creating a mosaic of pictures that represent your goals. Check out mosaic maker for instructions on how to create an inspirational board online. If you chose this type of collage, I highly recommend you print it and hang it on a wall, or carry it with you.

We need lots of reminders, lots of inspiration. Whenever we get unfocused, or feel like giving up, or feel defeated, all we need to do is take a look — see ourselves exactly where we will soon be one day.

If you have created an inspirational board, please tell us about it, or better yet, send us a picture, and tell us about it.

Angelica Perez-Litwin, founder and writer of ModernFamilia, is a Certified Professional Life Coach and has a Family Life Coaching practice. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and over 15 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist and counselor.

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  • Christy (Milanes) Rodriguez says:

    I created one about 3 years ago. It was more of a vision envelope because I didn’t have a board to tack it all on. But it still contained all the things I envisioned for my future. Then, about 2 years after moving and going through some boxes, I found it. OMG, I was shocked at how much of what I had put in there I had acquired!!!! My house, furniture and lots of other things came to be! It was scary! I create one every year and keep seeing success with it. I recommend for EVERYONE to do this.

  • Carrie says:

    Christy, I totally agree. I’ve done them often and it is freaky what comes to pass.

    I made one a couple of years ago that I never truly finished and the focus of it seems to be “Taking Time for Me.” Well, I have noticed a falling away of things that are not as important…
    A photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tikitikiblog/4971101968/
    Carrie´s last [fabulousness] ..Giveaway- Miami Beach Blog Conference

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