Vision Boards and Pinterest: A Goal-Oriented Match Made in Heaven
Pinterest is an addictive and advantageous social network for many reasons and there are even more ways to use it than can possibly be imagined, but with so much out there on the web to be pinned it can be easy to get caught up pinning information you're never going to use. If you're a goal-seeker looking for your ticket to success, those Pinterest boards might be exactly what you need to achieve it. Whether it's yet-to-be-completed home improvements, academic excellence, fitness or financial goals you're determined to achieve, Pinterest offers a ripe opportunity to map out those goals while connecting to a powerful community of like-minded individuals.
Conventional wisdom has often taught us that the key to achieving goals is to make lists of realistic goals that we would like to attain within a specified time frame. While this method is effective to some degree, it simply isn't enough to give us the motivation and discipline that we need to move forward and achieve them.
Research has shown that regular visual stimulation is an important key in moving forward to achieve goals. It isn't enough to merely know what you want to achieve or to write down your goals, you must essentially live and breathe them until success is yours to hold. By using Pinterest to map out and focus on achieving goals, you can begin focusing on them more intently and applying the necessary principles to to transform your goals from a vision to a reality.
The really great thing about Pinterest is that once you have created a board for your individual goal, you can begin pinning the inspirational photos and articles you find around the web as well as check out and repin inspirations from others. In doing so you are encouraging yourself to think more deeply and logically about your goals or what you want in life. More importantly, carefully built boards will also ensure that you are maintaining positive thoughts about your goals therefore warding off negative ideas and behaviors.
To be clear, perception is everything. Your mind incessantly takes in information through your eyes both on a conscious and subconscious level. Those images are known to impact the way that you think in positive and negative ways. Because negative thinking is the greatest enemy of achievement, Pinterest boards provide a clear opportunity to focus your conscious perceptions on positive images and information that will inspire, motivate and drive you towards achieving the goals that you have set for yourself.