If you're not familiar with this very special day, it was created by friends Ryan Daly and Kellan Lutz when they hosted the very first Vision Board Party on the second Saturday in January 2010. It was a small group of about 20 people in Venice Beach, California who came together to dream about the life they wanted. The invitees "were told to find and clip out pictures, words, or phrases in magazines that represented the best life they could imagine, and then multiply it by a 100. If money, time, social status, and fear wasn't an issue, what would you want your life to be like in one, two, five to ten years? The end result was an abnormally joyful atmosphere where people's hearts opened up, eyes lit up, and imaginations ran wild."
But something strange also happened in that room that Saturday; a shift occurred in the atmosphere. The party-goers started noticing that pictures, phrases, and words used by their friends also aligned with their own vision and dream for themselves. Encouragement for long-lost hopes and dreams poured out of their mouths. Over the next few years, their small party of 20 friends has grown to over 100 and Vision Board Parties have expanded nationally.
A vision is an idea or picture you have in your mind of how you'd like something to be; it could be your future, a business you want to start, or maybe it's a dream for a better world. Why are visions important? Visions can be important in two ways; inspiration and prediction. A vision will inspire you in reaching something that you're wanting. It is also used in prediction for changes in the future and interests you have. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images the represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.
This weekend, my friends and I will get together for our own Vision Board Party. We will share our dreams for ourselves, our community, our country, and for the world. We will encourage each other and find the commonalities in our individual dreams and work to make them all come true.
How to celebrate National Vision Board Day? Host your own party and invite your family, friends, and coworkers to share their dreams for the future. The world needs vision now more than it needs anything and this weekend is the perfect time to set in motion those hopes and dreams we all share for a peaceful, integrated, and united world. Intention energizes our dreams and attention transform them into reality. Just imagine doing this on a global scale! And don't forget to post your Vision Board day photos and dreams on all your social media using #VisionBoardDay.
"A Man (or frog) without a vision for his future, always returns to the past."