Actually, if that’s how you approach them then you’re right, they don’t work.
First thing’s first; just sticking random pretty pictures on won’t help you achieve anything. There’s a temptation (I know, I’ve done it) to just find pictures that seem right but if you’re not clear about your intention in the first place, then you’re not really focusing on what you want.
Start by thinking about what you really want to achieve. Really narrow it down and be specific and then take the time to add to your board so that it’s screaming success at you.
Then, once you’ve achieved that, put it somewhere that you’ll see it regularly – reinforcing in your mind that you’re on your own journey to get to where you want to be.
Keep adding and developing to make it your own and as things happen (and that can be quite quickly), keep adding and never forget to be grateful for what you’ve received. Visual reminders of what you want gives your subconscious something to focus on so when you’re seeing those prompts every day you’ll start to notice the coincidences of opportunities coming your way as well as sending out the right messages of what you really want to achieve.
It’s not a ‘thing to do’, it’s a living space that will constantly evolve and change because what you want to achieve constantly evolves and changes.
Enjoy it, have fun with it, create them individually or as a couple or family, create them for work, home and personal goals or put it all together on one board, it’s entirely up to you.
Vision boards are for everyone no matter what age you are so start collecting magazines or pop onto the internet (Pinterest is a good place to look) and look for images that are in line with what you’re wanting to achieve.
The most important thing is that you have fun doing it and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.
If you’d like to really invest in the time and space to dream and build your vision board, keep an eye out for one of my Vision Board Workshops. I run them a couple of time a year and it’s a great way to really give yourself time to dream before creating your very own vision board. Look here for dates of my next workshop.