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Many people ask questions about how to create a Vision Board and how to make sure their vision becomes reality along with all of the other obligations they have in their lives. But a few weeks ago, I received a reader question that I hadn’t heard before:

“I have manifested my trip to Greece which has been on my vision board. Should I now take Greece off and put something else in its place?”

Now, I’ve written about when to update your vision board before, but this was a different question. This reader wants to continue building on her dreams. Now that she’s realized some success, she wants to dream bigger and manifest more. #yougogirl

Today I want to dive specifically into what to do AFTER you’ve manifested your dreams to make sure you continue to reach even bigger goals. And don’t forget to enjoy and celebrate the goals you have reached along the way.


What does it mean to Manifest Your Dream? 

If you’ve never created a Vision Board before, you may be scratching your head and wondering. What in the world is manifestation? 

Manifesting means to turn your dreams into reality.

Related Content: 7 Steps to Using Law of Attraction to Manifest Your Dreams

Do I need a Vision Board to Manifest my Dreams?

A vision board is just one tool in the toolbox to manifest your dreams. There are a lot of different manifestation techniques you can use that will help you reach your goals. 

I use vision boards primarily for my goal-getting because it helps me to plan out my entire year based on the values that are important to me. It’s a chance to hit the “reset” button on whatever conditioning I’ve picked up over the last year and create a beautiful visual to motivate and inspire me passively throughout my year.


What to do After you’ve Reached your Goal? 

If you’ve created a vision board and watched your vision came true, you might be ready to tackle a new goal. Once you’ve realized the power of manifesting, and know that you can ask the universe for what you want out of life, it’s really hard to stop. 


Express Gratitude

You’ve just accomplished something amazing. You don’t have to immediately rush into a new goal. Take a second to be grateful for where you are. Think about where you were and the growth you’ve realized in order to make it to where you are today. 

There was a time when I could not afford to put food on the table. After learning how to manage my money better, I was able to feed myself exactly what I wanted to eat. (No more peanut butter sandwiches!) 

I was ready to set a new goal, something bigger, but every night when I made dinner I thanked my family, friends and every other minute detail that made my stability possible. 


Take a break

Watching your dreams come true is an exciting time! But after an intense goal has been conquered, you might want to take a break and enjoy the fruits of your labor. 

Jumping directly into a new goal can sound exciting now that you know with certainty that you have the right tools to build your dreams. However, being in a constant state of goal-setting can also lead to burnout and exhaustion. Make sure you’re taking some time for self care.

Spend some time improving a different area of your life

After you’ve accomplished one goal, it could be a great opportunity to shift your focus to another area of your life. 

If you’ve recently manifested a vacation, then you know you’ll have some self care coming up in your near future. Now, you could take time to focus on your faith, you could focus on your career or education, or you could spend more time on your health. 

There are several life areas that you could work on. Once you’ve taken care of yourself in one area, you can feel good about moving on to the next. 


Strengthen relationships with friends and family

When you’re in the middle of serious goal-getting, you may decrease the amount of family and friend time that you invest in. After you’ve accomplished a big goal is a perfect time to re-balance your life in away that makes time for the people you love. 

Remember, having a lot doesn’t mean much if you have no one to share it with. Make sure that you’re investing in your loved ones as much as you are in your goals. 


Visualize an enhanced experience

If you set a very large goal, maybe you’ll want to visualize the details of your experience. For this person who originally visualized a trip to greece, a fun next step could be to visualize the type of food she’s going to eat, what sights she’ll see and how she will feel in the moment. 

Take this opportunity to go deep on your goal to create an experience that aligns with who you are and how you want to interact with the world.


Revisit your vision board

If you’re really ready to jump into another goal, then yes, it’s time to revisit your vision board and create a new vision. You can either update just the image of the goal you’ve already accomplished or you can refresh all of your goals and create a brand new vision altogether. 

For a great tutorial on how to create a vision board that aligns with your purpose, check out this post here

Actions You Can Take Today

If you haven’t created a vision board yet, build your first vision board!

If your goal has already come true, 

  1. Write a list of everything that helped you get to this point. 

  2. Decide whether you want to take a break, explore this goal further or start visualizing a new goal all together. 

  3. Accept your decision. Be confident in the direction you choose next because only YOU know what’s best for you.

Manifesting your dreams can be a fun and exciting time in your life because you’ve put in a lot of time and effort in to make your dreams a reality. After your dreams come true, remember you get to decide on what is the best next step to take. 

In the comments, let us know what vision you’re working on manifesting today.


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“Can you do a Tour Jete?” The ballet instructor asked me during rehearsal. 

This year I decided to pursue my life-long dream of singing on stage and landed a part in a musical. 

I would FINALLY sing in front of a crowd. (Woohoo!)

Then I learned my character would have a ballet solo. (Uh Oh!) With no previous ballet experience, I shuddered at the idea of imitating a real dancer... in front of a very real crowd. 

“Toor-che-tay?” I asked. 

The dance assistant made a motion with her hands that showed what my feet should do in the air.

“Oh! A little scissors jump!” I responded as my mind flashed back to an episode of Dance Moms (yes, the lifetime show + my guilty pleasure).

My routine came right after an epic audience participation bit that always resulted in a standing ovation. My heart beat faster as the audience answered the each additional question. 

Right before the final question was answered, I’d sit down, close my eyes, take a deep breath and imagine myself as my favorite ballet dancer - Maddie Zeigler. 

In my mind, I had her grace and her bright smile that captivated the audience making each move look effortless. 

“I am a ballerina,” I told myself. 

And it was as if that little exercise negated the fact that I’m a data science nerd who plugs away at a computer for 8 hours a day. I only had a few weeks of ballet training...on YouTube. 

But for the next 3 minutes, I transformed myself into a singing Maddie Zeigler.

That exercise is called visualization. 

What is Visualization?

Visualization is transforming information into images. In goal setting, you visualize the outcome of your goals. You create a mental image of what it would look and feel like to have achieved your goals. You can also visualize the entire process of working towards your goal.


When Should You Use Visualization?

You can use visualization to enhance your goals as soon as you have a clear goal that you care deeply about and are motivated to reach. (Just saying you want a million dollars doesn’t really get you a million dollars.)

Why Should You Use Visualization?

Visualization is a goal enhancer. If you can feel yourself reaching success before it ever becomes real, you can solidify it in your mind. It will keep you motivated to keep pursuing your goals as you imagine what your achieved goal would look it. How it would impact your life. What it would feel like.

How To Use Visualization To Reach Your Goals

Music Visualization

In music visualization, you choose a song that tells a story of the way you want to feel in your life. This technique is perfect for people who are emotionally moved by hearing music. 

I am a sucker for a good song. (Seriously, I will drop everything I’m doing to sing along with amazing vocals.) 

How to do it: 

  1. Choose a song that fits the way you want to feel. (Side note: I recommend choosing a new song each year.)

  2. Listen to the song once per day. 

  3. As you listen to your song, imagine yourself taking small steps towards accomplishing your goal.

Pro: Music can bring you a feeling throughout your body, energize and motivate you. 

Con: A song will rarely spell out your goal exactly as you imagine yourself living it. Thus, this technique better used for a feeling you want to achieve rather than a physical goal.

Estimated time: 3 minutes 


Meditate with Your Vision Board

I’m a huge vision board fan and seriously refuse to start any year without a vision board so this is my favorite vision board exercise. 

Side note: If you don’t know how to build a vision board, I’ve written in detail about that here

How to do it: 

  1. Take a slow and quiet look at your vision board. 

  2. Think about why you chose each image and quote. What feeling, item, actions did you want in your life when you created the board?

  3. Answer the question: What’s one thing I can do today to get closer to these images. 

Pro: Your vision board will speak directly to your specific goals, your life, and is tailored to your design preferences. 

Con: You can only look at your vision board after you’ve created it, which takes more time. (However, the time invested in the beginning is worth it!)

Estimated time: 3-5 minutes 


Journaling

Writing your thoughts in a journal helps to get your ideas out of your head and onto a piece of paper. You can use journaling to write about anything you want: gratitude, goals, things that happened during your day, or random things that pop into your head. 

How to do it: 

  1. Sit down in a quiet, comfortable chair with tea. (Yes, this is serious. You’ll be surprised at the zen-like state you fall into once you rest your soul.)

  2. Write your goals down in your journal and expand on your goals as much as you’d like. 

  3. Visualize your end goal and the journey to get there by answering the following questions: What actions are you taking towards your goals? What is the next step? Is there anyone you should reach out to for help? What does your life look like once you’ve accomplished your goal?

Pro: Journaling is a personal experience. You can be honest with how you feel about your goals and your journey without fear of outside judgement.

Con: It’s easy to lose track of time while journaling. You can journal for five minutes or twenty, depending on what’s on your mind that day. (Pro tip: Set an alarm for five minutes to keep you on track!)

Estimated time: 5+ minutes 

Dream Jar

A dream jar is exactly like it sounds. Putting your wildest dreams in a jar. 

How to do it: 

  1. Write down things you want to accomplish on small slips of paper. 

  2. Place the slips of paper into a mason jar.

  3. Pick out one goal and imagine yourself working towards that goal each day (week, month or quarter is OK, too).

Pro: If you’re multi-passionate, the dream jar can accommodate ALL of your grand goals.

Con: You can place an infinite number of goals into this, which can lead to visualizing several goals at once. I am a huge advocate for setting one large goal and putting all of your energy in one direction. 

Estimated time: 1-3 minutes 

Repeat Your Affirmation

In order to convince others, you must first convince yourself. Affirmations are statements that help you reinforce your end goal in your mind. 

In my story, I would repeat “I am a ballerina.” This is a very simple affirmation. Even though I’m not professionally trained (unless you count YouTube), I am a woman, in ballet shoes, dancing, in front of a crowd. 

I. AM. A. BALLERINA.

How to do it: 

  1. First create your affirmation or choose the affirmation you’ll use. 

  2. When times get rough, repeat your affirmation out loud.

  3. Place your affirmation on sticky notes in places where you’ll see them every day.

Pro: You don’t need any materials for this quick activity. 

Con: I haven’t found any!

Estimated time: <1 minutes 

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Take Action

Because having the techniques isn’t the same thing as using them :) 

  1. Choose one technique from the list above. Although many of the ideas may sound interesting, I want to caution you against trying several things at once. That will only delay your ability to complete any one technique. Imagine wondering every day “should I meditate or listen to my song or journal?” It’ll lead to more mental exhaustion and increase the likelihood that you give up on visualizing  before you see any benefits. 

  2. Follow the steps to give it a try. Here is where most people get tripped up. They read about all of the tips, but that’s where the exploration ends. (But you’re a true goal-getter :) so I know you’ll give it a real shot. 

  3. Live as if you’re the best at your goal. Visualizing myself as a ballerina would not on its own enable me to do a tour jete. I had to take beginner ballet classes. I spent hours moving across the floor, learning to turn, point my toes, jump and trust myself to land beautifully. Maddie Zeigler practiced for hours a day. That’s what allows her to achieve those turns. If I want to move like Maddie, I must act like Maddie. (And you’ll have to do the same with your goals.)


I used visualization to become a ballerina for 5 shows, 5 Tour Jetes, 3 standing ovations. 4 people even asked me “Are you a real ballerina?” My heart melted hearing that question.

Visualization is one of many tools in your manifestation toolbox. You have to do the work to reach your goals, but this technique calms your soul when you feel unsure or gives you a confidence boost right before you bare your soul in front of an audience :) 

You are the architect of your dreams and the more clarity you have around what success looks like, the greater ability you have to achieve it. 

Did any of these sound interesting to you? Let me know in the comments which method you’re going to try. 


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I watched The Law of Attraction documentary on Netflix, featuring The Minds Behind The Secret. It sounds invigorating, but it begged the question….. does this work?

The documentary outlined visioning things and creating a vision board, but nothing really sounded concrete. Could I really make things happen in my life simply by thinking about them? Would the law of attraction work for me?

What is The Law of Attraction?

Law of Attraction is the belief that having positive thoughts about your life and future will “attract” more positivity and prosperity in your life. (And who doesn’t want that, right?)

Simply put, I believe that I’ll have a beautiful home and then I get a beautiful home.

Does The Law of Attraction work?

I know… It really, really doesn’t sound real.

If getting everything you want was THAT simple, we would’ve found a solution for world peace, cancer and bad heartbreaks a long time ago.

I would’ve been much more skeptical if my best friend hadn’t forced me to make a vision board years earlier. I’d used the law of attraction to manifest my Master’s degree, a high paying job and now, my fiance. It worked, but even after watching the movie, I couldn’t figure out why.

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Why It Works?

The Law of Attraction starts with you approaching the world around you with positivity and believing in yourself.

At its core, the Law of Attraction is in line with the most basic level of optimism, trust and confidence.

If you can be optimistic about your own life, trust that the things you want are available to you, and embrace confidence that you can achieve your dreams….. then the Law of Attraction will work for you.

How To Practice the Law of Attraction

OK. I’m gonna make a quick shift from the big picture and dive deep into how you can start to do this in your life Every. Single. Day.

You’ll notice that this has a bit of overlap with my post on manifestation. That’s because the Law of Attraction is the guiding principle that allows manifestation to happen.

Kinda like how gravity is the reason a ball falls to the ground when you drop it.

Law of Attraction, like gravity, is the principle or rule. Manifestation is the outcome (like the ball falling to the ground).

Side note: Also, similar to gravity, the Law of Attraction is happening. If you’re putting negative energy out into the world and feeling defeated, that’s what you will manifest.

These rules are the actions you can take daily to ensure the Law of Attraction works the way that we want - to get the things we want in life. To accomplish our goals. To live our dreams.

Get clear on what you want to accomplish

The Law of Attraction can’t work to achieve your dreams if you have no idea what your dreams are.

That’s like getting into a car and starting to drive with no destination - and then wondering why the GPS isn’t working.

You don’t have to know exactly what you want, but you do need a general idea.

Related Content: Why You Must Start Living Your Dreams

Visualize it

Visualizing is a core principle of the Law of Attraction. This is where you see yourself in a state of accomplishing the goals that you set. It helps with making the dream real in your mind before it’s ever a reality.

We are huge advocates for using vision boards to create a collage of your dreams, but you can use pictures, affirmations or even a Pinterest board.

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Believe that it’s coming

The second core idea of the Law of Attraction is trust.

You really have to trust that your goal is possible. This is the step where many people stop.

If you approach your goals by believing that you’ll never get there to begin with, there’s no way you’ll achieve them. You won’t work as hard. You will feel defeated before you start.

Trust that you can do this…. Because you can :) Don’t stop now.

Work on it

Contrary to popular belief, manifesting doesn’t happen simply because you thought good thoughts.

You have to work like you expect your dreams to come true. You must act as if you’re able to achieve it.

Let’s imagine that you want to write a book. So you set your intentions, you created a vision board and you truly believe that the world will love your stories.

What comes next?

Well, what does someone who wants to write a book do? They write.

Believing you’ll have a great book doesn’t make a great book appear. You write it.

Or you don’t.

For anything to “manifest” you HAVE to put in the work.

How To Start Attracting Your Dreams Today

Just in case you’re so excited that you want to start right this minute:

  1. Set your intention! :) Write down one thing you want to accomplish.

  2. Act as if you know it’s coming. Start working towards it and truly believe it will come.

  3. Create an affirmation to help you push through. Check out my post on affirmations here.

The law of attraction might seem unattainable. Trust me, I know how difficult it can be to believe in something that you can’t yet see or feel.

If you look at every step of the Law of Attraction, at its core all you’re really doing is setting a goal and working towards it. That’s what brings you to creating your reality. You’re actively engaging in your life to make your dreams come true. You’re preparing yourself to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

You can manifest anything you want.

What’s one thing you’ve been putting on the back-burner that you can move forward? Where is that dream that you didn’t quite have enough confidence to go after? What’s that thing in the pit of your stomach that you know you were meant to achieve in this life?

Take a step forward today.


Ready To Accomplish Your Greatest Goals?

  1. Start planning out your largest goals with the FREE Goal Planning Worksheet.

  2. Take a FREE personal development class on CreativeLive.

  3. Do you struggle with finishing the goals you start? Get clarity on your goals and the strategies to reach them with the ebook Goal Doing: Practical Advice For Goal Setting, Action Planning and Achieving Your Dreams.

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Chantl founded Thrive Lounge to give women the kick in the pants they need (lovingly, of course) to uncomplicate their goals, stop making excuses, get productive and start living the life they always wanted. Her book, Goal Doing: Practical Advice For Goal Setting, Action Planning and Achieving Your Dreams, gives women a step-by-step guide to create, plan and achieve their grandest goals.