Defining Beautiful with Images and Words
Earlier this month I joined Under Armour’s What’s Beautiful competition as a Fitfluential Ambassador. Since then, I have declared my goal. I’m completing the challenges. I started a team. I joined other teams. I’ve met and chatted with other participants. What I haven’t done is define what’s beautiful to me.
Have you ever created a vision board? With the realease of the book, The Secret, vision boards became increasingly more popular. Maybe the popularity increased more so with the endorsement of Oprah? Anyway, a vision board (also called a Treasure Map or a Visual Explorer or Creativity Collage) is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple.
After doing a little reading, I learned that the idea behind a vision board is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. So, I decided I wanted to create a vision board. Or so I thought.
I gathered magazines, glue, scissors and poster board and started cutting. The whole process was relaxing while at the same time energizing. I noticed I started thinking about wanting to go for a run or maybe a workout. With each cut out word or image motivation increased. That was when it hit me. I didn’t create a vision board.
I created a vision of my definition of What’s Beautiful!
My board was covered with ideas, words and images that inspire me. Words and images that I admire and respect. See the image of the lady at the bottom doing Russian Twists? The words below her Just. Five. More? The look of determination on her face. THAT is beautiful!
A final thought. A bonus to creating a Vision of What’s Beautiful!
This is my daughter. She exemplifies my definition of beautiful. She is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! Being a competitive cheerleader to her is like being a runner to me. Creating this board got her attention in ways that words alone might not have been able to. She has a tumbling goal along with the drive and determination to accomplish that goal. It won’t be easy. She will get tired. She will get frustrated. But, she will never give up! I want what she is learning now to stay with her forever. THAT is beautiful!
So, tell me, what is your definition of beautiful? What words or images would you put on your Vision of What’s Beautiful board?
There is still time to join Under Armour’s What’s Beautiful competition. Sign up for your free account, set your goal and show the world how you define #whatsbeautiful.