I saw a great quote on Facebook today (courtesy of Little Penny Thoughts):
It's funny the number of times I've blamed other things for not being happy, "when I have this, this and this then I'll be happy" - funny how it doesn't work like that!
A while ago - I took part in a vision board creation course. When I look at it now it bares no resemblance to what I want and what makes me happy. It has posh handbags, boots, watches and cars on it. Most of which I now have, but they bear no weight on my happiness. It's funny how you think by sticking these things on a vision board means it'll bring happiness.
While I'm a big believer in looking to the future, for me vision boards just don't work. No image I find online or in a magazine can replicate my idea of happiness and fulfilment. Which is why I started off working with word art - and sometimes creating it. Words are so much more powerful than images.
It does also apply the other way - not taking to heart what others say to you.