Vision board

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Do you know what you like to do? Not precisely this moment, preferably throughout your life? Many people get so caught up in the existence of moment to moment survival they forget how to live. Today, I will show you an exercise which will allow you to remember that people should work to live and not live to work.

The first thing you need to do is understand what you like in life and what you want from life. These are the things which you desire. You can take a look at many places trying to figure this out, yet the one real situation you need to look at is inside yourself.

Start by the closing or defocusing of your eyes, and taking three deep breaths. No, do not think of education, finances, or anything else as a hindrance or block to your desires. Now try to think of the things you would like to do. The things that you wish you could make come true. Maybe something that you may not have thought of since you were young.

What are the things that you like to do? The things that you always wanted to try? Think of them, explore back in your past, and look into your mind. There could be a few, and there could be many. Do not think just of the work, think of every aspect of your life. Think of romance, sports, spiritedness, exploration, and anything else that you have ever really wanted at least to try or attempt. When you’re through thinking about it, make a list of all those things.

The optic nerve for the eyes is 27 more times potent than the nerve for the ears. Therefore, if we can build things, we can see those objects, and they will make a more meaningful difference to us. So now we’re going to make a vision board.

Start by looking for pictures, magazine ads, drawing ideas, or even going on a free site such as Unsplash.com to find images of those things that you would like to do In life. You can cut ad pictures out of magazines, or you could do everything on the computer depending on what you have and your abilities to use. 

Build a mosaic of all the things that you would like to do. I have one of mine at the top of this blog. I like to spend time to read, I’ve always wanted to fly, and even though I don’t have eyes for it anymore, I still like to practice on my computer. I like to sail sailboats. I enjoy walking in the fog along country lanes and by the ocean. I love sunsets and sunrises. I desire the time I get with my family and my wife. I put these things into the vision board of my life. I would like to do these again.

Your vision board will not look exactly like mine, nor should it. We are two different individuals. The best idea is to make your vision board based on the things that you like and would like to either do for the first time or repeat. Once you have built your vision board, find a place to put it where you can see it. It will help to remind you of the things you are interested in and desire in life. Look at the board daily to remind you and keep you on track by reminding you that life is not all work and toil. Life is also for a living, Even when we do so temporarily confined to small spaces.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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