Sometimes I wonder which came first, the chicken or the egg. Recently I had an experience where a woman, Sue, visited our home and saw our vision board hanging in our bedroom. Sue was the wife of a contractor who was doing some repair work at our home and stopped by to visit with her husband.
Sue works as a cleaning lady and in her mind, had already categorized us as “rich people”. I know what that’s like, for I spent my childhood and the early part of my adult life thinking that I too was separate from the abundance around me.
As she paused by our vision board, I asked her if she was familiar with how creating a vision works in life. Sue immediately told me that many of the people she works for have one of these boards, but it would never work in her life- because she’s not rich. She saw a vision board as a luxury for people who already had nice things in their life- not as a path to achieve it for herself.
As much as I gently tried to help her see the possibility in her own life, she wasn’t open to the concept. For her, if the wealth wasn’t already here, why dream? For me, whatever abundance we have in our lives came BECAUSE we first saw the vision.
So, which comes first…. the chicken or the egg, or in this case, the abundance or the vision?
Sue thinks that you first have to have abundance, while I’m a strong believer that if you have the vision, anything is possible.
From personal experience, I know that when we’re coming from a place of fear or insecurity it’s difficult to dream and even more difficult to believe that anything better is coming our way. I’ve found that the only way to bring what I want into my life, is to first believe that it’s possible. Without the vision and the belief, nothing happens.
So, do only successful people have vision boards, or, are people successful BECAUSE they have one? Which comes first, the abundance or the vision?
Instead of waiting for the abundance to show up in life, I invite you to be grateful for what you already have, then create your own vision board and dream. Dream BIG! Open to the greater possibilities around you and I think you’ll find that when you have the vision, everything else is not only possible, but probable.