We’ve discussed previously how to make a vision board for kids, but let’s dive deeper.
Missing in most vision board discussions is the conversation that you need to get off your butt to make the idea a reality, as we discussed in our previous popular post.
But when it comes to making a vision board for kids that works, the following is the second thing people leave out of the discussion (until now).
What’s Missing In A Vision Board For Kids
Vision boards have a bad rep for many reasons. Too many people think that by simple putting pictures on a board that their dreams are going to magically come true.
Ummmm… no. It doesn’t work that way.
Vision boards are powerful and can influence your subconscious mind through the visual imagery… but you still have to put in the work.
The step that people leave out of the vision board process is using them to organize ideas and come up with the steps you need to take to make that goal a reality.
As Christina Ellis explains in the interview above, use the vision board to visually organize what you want for your life. Then come up with a specific set of action steps you need to take to achieve those goals. And if those action steps look too challenging, break them into even smaller, bite-sized pieces.
And be sure to ask your child or teen what he or she would do. (Resist the impulse to make suggestions.)
If your child wants to get into a specific college, for example, does he or she know anyone who goes there (or has gone there)? Does it mean visiting the campus? Perhaps making a few phone calls and talking to the admissions staff? Or maybe it’s just working on the admissions letter.
Keep the list of steps, your action plan, next to your vision board and look at both every morning and again every night, before bed.
When you combine the power of a vision board and the ability to influence the subconscious mind with the power of taking strategic actions daily, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you move towards those goals.
Conclusion: A Vision Board for Kids
Manifesting and the movie The Secret are often considered too woowoo by many. But the reason most vision boards fail to work is that people think their goals are going to magically fall into their laps. All they have to do is focus on it and poof… there it is, goal achieved!
But let’s be real, it just doesn’t work that way in real life.
What does work, and what makes a vision board a powerful tool, is to use it as a way to organize your ideas and then come up with a set of specific action steps you can take to reach those goals. Not only will a set of action steps help you to know exactly what you need to accomplish each day, it will make the overall goal far less intimidating.
Going through the entire admissions process, for example, can be intimidating. But starting to write the admissions letter or talking to someone who went to school there… those are all things that are very do-able.
So sit down with your family today and start your own vision board. And when you’re done, come up with a list of action steps for how you’re going to get there.
Let us know how it goes. Jump into our parents-only Facebook Group to share with us your child’s successes.