One year ago I wrote an article in Psychology Today called, Throw Away Your Vision Board. I suggested replacing your Vision Board with The Action Board.Over 40,000 hits later, I am still getting emails ranging from requests for more information to hate mail from Vision Board proponents.
This article will focus on why a law of attraction is not a healthy concept and how even proponents of this so-called law act as if it weren’t perfect or universal.
Vision Boards (Dream Boards) are physical representations of your goals or desires. Made popular by the book and movie, The Secret; they are a collection of motivational sayings, photographs, and cut-outs from magazines. The principle behind most Vision Boards is a law of attraction, which states that “like attract like”. As it claims in The Secret, positivity always attracts positivity and negativity always attracts negativity.