With the new year just beginning, what better time to start envisioning all that is possible in your own life? Take the time for yourself to engage with your visions, dreams, and intentions by creating a Vision Board.
Our Vision Board Party Theme is based on Heather Stillufsen’s Rose Hill Designs as she inspires people daily through art and words … one drawing at a time!
Make a Plan! Have a Vision and go for it! ??
What is a Vision Board? ??
A Vision Board tells a story. It is often called Dream Board or Treasure Map because it graphically illustrates your hopes and dreams; it is a collage of words and pictures that speak to your heart and capture emotions. Think “this is a picture of what makes me happy!” The world is your canvas. Paint it your way!!
Types of Vision Boards! ??
A Vision Board can include various realms of your life in general such as wealth, health, career, romance, relationships, travel, education, adventure, faith, family, fun, etc.
Or, it may represent your vision for one particular area of your life such as your career to focus on a promotion.
A specific event could be the subject of inspiration such as your wedding day with emphasis on how you want to feel on the big day or touch on the signature details of your special event such as a photo of the venue, the invitation, wedding dress designs, and other personalized aspects. ?
Another option might be to attempt different resolutions each month and select graphics that represent the different goals.
And just maybe, it is a collage of pictures that bring you joy such as cute photos of your kids or puppies that make you smile! ??
Take a moment to reflect on what has happened in your life in the past year.
What did you accomplish?
What did you try?
What did you do that made you proud this year?
Taking account of your successes will help you understand what you need to build on. Think about the direction that you want to take your life next.
Most importantly, take time to reflect and listen for the good Lord to guide you towards the desires He placed in your heart, according to His purposes, and let Him fulfill them for you one step at a time.
“We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.”
The 6 P’s of a Vision Board … Prayer, Purpose, Plan, Prioritization, Possibility, and Probability!
As you start to Plan, begin with Prayer and Purpose, Pinpoint your Priorities, and then open your mind to Possibility and Probability.
What Does Your Heart Desire?! ??
Make a list of your wishes, hopes, and dreams. What does your heart desire? Clarify your vision. Include big goals (rescue a dog, clear the clutter, enhance culinary repertoire, travel to a new destination), little wish list (purchase an iRobot vacuum), intentions (spend quality time with family), things you are grateful for (family, home), and possibly select a word for the year (sparkle, shine, delight).
Consider the different elements of your life such as wealth, health, career, romance, relationships, travel, education, fun, etc. It does not matter if you have not figured out exactly how you will achieve your goal. The beauty of the Vision Board is about acknowledging your dreams (realistic or not). The simple act of writing down your goals makes you much more likely to accomplish them.
“As Dream written down with a date becomes a Goal. A Goal broken down into steps becomes a Plan. A Plan backed by Action becomes Reality.”
You will be amazed at how things seem to just appear serendipitously once you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel. The boards are fun to create, and they can serve as an invaluable tool to motivate and inspire you towards concrete daily action in pursuit of your passion.
“A girl with a passion is unstoppable!”
Word of the Year! ??
For your Vision Board, you may want to consider selecting a Word of the Year. It can be an inspirational word or phrase that brings clarity in guiding your daily actions. Generally, it is a positive, motivational, or action word depending on your goals. The word can be a beacon or anchor in your decision-making process.
Maybe you might choose the word “DELIGHT” to remember to take time to enjoy the little things that make you smile. ?
For Tirzah, we have chosen the word “SHINE” for our Word of the Year to focus on. This word brings back fond memories at church singing “This little Light of Mine, I’m going to let it Shine!” The song not only brings back cherished memories, but the meaning of the lyrics is significant as well. As we pondered the word, it also represents phrases such as “Shine Kindness,” “Rise and Shine,” “Shine Bright,” and “Choose to Shine.”
Here is a sample of motivational words to start brainstorming for a word that might provide inspiration as you embark on your journey.
Words of Inspiration! ??
Words and thoughts are the seeds of action.
Throughout history, words have shaped the course of destiny! Franklin Roosevelt’s “a date which will live in infamy” in his address to the nation, Winston Churchill’s famous words “finest hour,” John F. Kennedy’s “Man on the Moon” speech, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” are inspirational.
Whether it is inspiring a nation or believing in your dreams, words can change the world!
Is there a word or phrase that inspires you? Consider including words of wisdom in your Vision Board for encouragement.
Love … We all want love! ??
Consider including a photo of you in the center of your Vision Board and surrounding yourself with your inspiring images, words, and things you love.
Love yourself first. Spread love. Do more of what you love. Love and kindness can go a long way!
Take Time To Dream! ??
Do you know that everything starts with a dream? Do you ever just sit and think… dream… hope…?
In our busy lives we must not forget to sit and dream… close you eyes and go to places you may only visit in your mind… dream of the business you want to start… dream of a home you want to have… dream of the relationships you want in your life… dream about your goals, the marathon you want to finish, the college you want to go to… the places you want to visit and live… dream about sunny beaches or snowy mountains… just remember to sit and dream!
Vision In Your Heart! ??
What would you do if you knew you would not fail? ?
If God has placed the Vision in your heart, He will provide you with whatever you need to see it through.
Now, go out there and do it!!
Appreciate all that you are and all that you have. When you love what you have, you have every little thing you need!
Consider including gratitude for what you already have in your Vision Board such as pictures of you doing something you love, places you have been, special little moments in life, or people that mean a lot to you. Being thankful for what you have opens you up to receiving even more.
What Calls To Your Heart? ??
Your Vision Board must come from the heart. Sometimes our desires are very clear, and sometimes, they are unknown. Most of us have phones with digital cameras. This week, focus on the positive and take photos of the things that make you happy or inspire you.?
A you focus on what it is that makes YOU happy, do not allow thoughts of possibility and impossibility come to mind; sometimes, you will see themes emerge. When you focus on the things that you really want in life, they will come to the forefront of your conscious mind. Interestingly, you will then notice the opportunities that come your way and choose them.
The limited real estate of the Vision Board forces yet empowers you to focus in on your most treasured desires. Circumstances often pull us in different directions, but a Vision Board can help you stay focused.
Discern Your Intentions! ??
How would you fill in the blanks? My dream is _________. This is important to me because _________. As you fill in the blanks, your response should feel charming to you and speak to your heart and not feel like work.
Consider the following questions to start brainstorming:
? What are 5 things in life that you enjoy doing? For example, painting, singing, spending time with family, playing with your pets, planting a garden, etc.
? What is a topic that you are an expert in? Is it something that you can help others in?
? What is a thought that you cannot stop thinking about day after day?
? What do you want, need, value, and striving for?
? What brings you joy?
? What activities do you want to learn how to do?
? Where would you like to travel one day?
? What are your relationship goals?
? What are your career goals?
? What are you saving for? It is easier to save when you know your $10 is going to your dream.
? How do you want to be remembered by others? What type of legacy or footprint do you want to leave?
? How do you want to feel when those things are your reality?
? How can you contribute to the greater good?
? What is an organization or cause you have always wanted to support?
? How can you help make the world a better place?
? What is on your bucket list?
? What do you want to do beyond making money?
? What does success look like to you?
As you are creating your Vision Board and Discerning Your Intentions, the process can offer inspiration and bring clarity to your desires and passions, gently guiding you towards a future that makes your heart happy!
Direction Of Your Dreams! ??
There comes a time when SOMEDAY becomes NOW! What is one thing you can do today that will move you in the direction of your dreams? Invest in yourself, seek new experiences, go for a walk, read a book, take the trip, mend a relationship, shine kindness … the seeds you are planting today will blossom in the future! ?
“What we plant is what we harvest.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future.” ~ Audrey Farrell
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”~ Sean Patrick Flanery
Even though you are living your dream, not every day will be filled with sunshine. As you travel on your journey, there may be storms and struggles. But, every storm runs out of rain, and the struggles will make you stronger.
In the end, you will have a beautiful story to share about moments of inspiration, discovery, and learning. People love stories of heroes, journeys, surprises, and happy endings!
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!” ~ Chinese Proverb
“Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit.” ~ Diane Westlake
“Today’s struggle is part of tomorrow’s success!”
After You Create Your Vision Board! ??
A goal in creating a Vision Board is to create a visual reminder of what you are hoping to accomplish and enjoy the journey.
Take a few minutes each morning to revisit the goals that the images and words represent on your Vision Board. Think about something you could do that day toward each goal.
Display your Vision Board in a special place where you can view it regularly in order to maintain your focus and motivation. Imagine what it will be like when your aspirations come to pass!
Your Vision Board will always be growing and evolving. As time goes on, add new images or take away old quotes that no longer seem to quite capture your journey.
Inspiration and visualization are not enough. You must take action to make it happen. Dreams can come true with hard work, passion, and determination! ?
Dream Impossible Dreams! ??
Now, take the first step in Faith! If you are walking with God, you will always be going in the right direction.
Thank you! ?
Thank you for coming to our Vision Board Party and brightening our world! I hope you had as much fun as I did. I received a tremendous amount joy listening to everyone share the meaning behind their Vision Boards as they talked about their wishes, hopes, and dreams.
Dream Big! ??
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About Us: A vision has evolved between two determined individuals, a mother and a daughter, with two aspiring dreams that intertwined to create Tirzah! We have embarked on a quest to "Leave a Legacy of Love." Tirzah is a Historical Venue that existed in the late 1800’s and has the honor of being listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This grand structure features crystal chandeliers, spacious ceilings, original hardwood floors, an exterior courtyard with party lights, and an outdoor rustic landscaped area. We are conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas in downtown Belton’s Historical District. Step back in time and see a glimpse of the past in this vintage venue that is ideal for those looking for a unique, nostalgic, and intimate setting for a special celebration. Tirzah offers expertise in the Romance Travel Industry. We design romantic escapes, memorable proposals, honeymoons, anniversary trips, vow renewals, and destination weddings. Our wedding planning services include destination weddings as well as traditional weddings in the Central Texas area. We strive to offer a personalized experience to couples by transforming dreams into Cherished Memories! Diana has fun playing with her grandkids, loves to travel, enjoys going on nature walks, and collects quotes. Candice is the mother of the cutest little boy and baby girl! She enjoys trying new recipes and playing volleyball. She brings creativity to life.