Ask a visual person how to create a vision / dream board, and they’ll say “Oh it’s easy!”
They’ll run out, get some poster paper, some magazines, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick and go to town on the project.
An hour later they’ll have this crazy looking collage of pictures, all cut out and sliced together, with action words like “Awesome” and “Yaay!” intermixed between the pictures.
Ask a non-visual person, whose primary modality in life is either auditory or kinesthetic to tackle the same project and it’s a totally different story.
An hour later you’ll find them both still sitting there, having flipped through 50 magazines and finding NOTHING that inspires them.
This doesn’t mean auditory or kinesthetic people don’t have dreams, or that they can’t create a “vision” board, but they just have to approach the task from a different perspective.
Auditory and kinesthetic people are different from visual people.
If you’re kinesthetic, you have to approach it from a kinesthetic perspective.
If you’re auditory, you have to approach it from an auditory perspective.
Vision Boards for Auditory People
Since I’m predominantly an auditory person, I’m going to share an idea I had this morning for a “vision” board for me.
One year ago I put up a cork board in my room that’s about 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall.
It’s big enough to fit PLENTY of pictures as a “vision”board.
One year later, it’s still pretty much empty.
A visual person would already have that thing FULL of pictures!
But as an auditory person, pictures don’t really excite me that much, so no wonder I haven’t been really that excited about populating it.
So this morning I had an idea.
Instead of trying to force myself to cut pictures out of magazines, or to scour the Internet for pictures to print out, instead I’m creating a “vision board” with just three simple tools.
- A cork board
- Index cards
- Push pins
Using these tools I can simply write down what things I want, or I can write down little sayings of things that either I will say or someone else will say to me once I manifest the thing that I want to manifest.
Let’s use an example to illustrate what I mean.
Example #1 – A New Car
Let’s say I wanted to manifest a new car.
A visual person would just cut out pictures of the car they want and plaster that all over their vision board.
As an auditory person, here’s what I’m doing instead.
I take a simple 5″x3″ index card and I write something like “Woa! Nice Car! I love how it sounds!” on it. Then, I take that index card and I pin it up on my cork board.
Then I take another index card and I write something like “Holy crap, the stereo in this car is awesome and I love how I can play songs straight from my cell using Bluetooth.”
Or I can write down an exact description of the car I want, such as for example if I wanted a silver 2015 Mercedes SLK I would write down “2015 Silver Mercedes SLK” and maybe put a few more details into the description.
Then I just take that index card and add it to my dream / vision board.
Now, to a visual person, just having a plain old cork-board with a bunch of index cards pinned up would probably look BORING, but to a non-visual person it makes no difference.
Example #2 – Weight Loss
Here’s another example.
Let’s say you wanted to lose some weight and to put that on your vision board.
A visual person would probably cut out pictures of a hot looking body, or maybe put up pics of themselves when they were more fit.
So what would I put up instead, as an auditory person?
Well, I could either simply write down specific goals like “Cool, I hit my goal of 225lbs” or “Cool, I hit my goal of 200lbs” or “Cool, I’ve lost 35lbs already” or whatever I would usually SAY to myself when I reach a weight loss goal.
Or it could be what I HEAR myself saying to myself inside my head.
OR I can write down things that I will hear people saying to me when I reach my goals like “Wow! You look great. Have you lost weight?”
These are all just simple statements I would write down on a simple 5″x3″ index card and pin up on a “Vision” / Dream Board.
I’m not a predominantly kinesthetic person so I don’t know exactly what would be the ideal things a kinesthetic person would write on their index cards.
However, I do know that kinesthetic people are more or less the exact opposite of a visual person, so they don’t really care what something looks like so much, and so I bet it’s not an exciting thing for them to cut out pictures and put them up on a vision board.
I would think that kinesthetic people would most likely benefit from writing out the description of the feeling they would feel having the thing that they want to have.
So maybe on the index cards they would write something like “I feel so much better in my clothes” if their goal was to lose some weight.
Or they might write down “I love how these heated seats keep my butt warm even with the windows open” if they were trying to manifest a new car.
If you’re a predominantly kinesthetic person, you probably know much better than I do what makes you tick, so write down whatever excites you on those index cards.
Another thing you could do is if for example the new car you want will have leather seats, you could get a small piece of leather from somewhere that’s similar to the leather that car seats are made of and cut that out and pin it to the board so that you can touch it and feel it with your hands.
Or maybe you could get one of those “New Car Scent” thingies and pin it up so that you can smell your new car. 🙂
I’m sure you know better than I do what excites you, so use your imagination.
My point is simply this…
Vision Boards are NOT Just For Visual People
Most people who love using vision boards are, more often than not, visual people.
Visual people usually love to use them, and so, more often than not, they try to teach other people how to make them.
The challenge is that because they are visual people they only know how to appeal to other visual people, and that’s usually why you don’t see many auditory or kinesthetic people making vision boards.
It’s not because vision boards are not useful – they are an extremely powerful tool – it’s just that you have to approach making them from YOUR modality, not someone else’s.
I personally started making mine today just by using simple 5″ x 3″ index cards and by writing down what I will either say to myself or what I’ll hear others say to me when I manifest the goals I’m going after.
Play around with some ideas of what might work for you and your primary modality.
Remember thought that even thought most people are predominantly more biased towards ONE modality, everyone does use all of the modalities, so even if you’re not a visual person it doesn’t hurt to throw some pictures up there if you want, or even if you ARE a visual person, it doesn’t hurt to throw some auditory or kinesthetic statements up there as well.