What Is A Vision Board?

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what-is-a-vision-boardHow many of you guys use a vision board? How many of you have never heard of a vision board before? A lot of successful people use them. The movie “The Secret” even has a scene where a gentleman realizes that he is living in his dream house that he put on his vision board years ago. A vision board is a collage of images or phrases that you want to happen in your life. Looking at the vision board will keep you motivated to make those things happen. It will also keep you focused. Below is a picture of my 2014 vision board.

2014 Vision Board
2014 Vision Board

Believe it or not, nine things came to pass from my 2012, vision board so I decided to make a new one. I wanted to go bigger this time around. Vision boards are very easy to make. It should generally take an hour to make. Here are a few steps on how to create one.

Step 1

Purchase a poster board. The size is up to you. I’ve purchased used small and large boards before. The main thing that you want to do is make sure that you have enough spaces to paste your pictures on. The color of the board doesn’t matter either. I typically see people using white boards, though.

Step 2

Find pictures that you want to put on it. You can use pictures from magazines or newspapers. You can also print images from the internet. Examples could be a type of car that you want, a check with your name and money amount or the type of house that you want. Make sure that those images excite you!

Step 3

The next step is to arrange the pictures on the board any way that you want to. You can have small pictures overlapping the bigger ones. You can organize them any way that you want to.

Step 4

Once you have the pictures organized on your board you would then glue or tape the images on your board. Make sure that you have them where you want them because your board could get messed up if you try to move images that have already been glued down.

Step 5

Post your vision board somewhere that you can see it every day such as your bedroom or your office. They key with the vision board is that you need to see it every day. By looking at it often you will see those things that you want and it should help subconsciously focus on them.

As you now see, vision boards are very easy to create. In my opinion, everyone should create one. The items are inexpensive. It only takes one or two hours to complete. As I stated earlier, nine things on my 2012 vision board happened. You could have even better success than that. Get started today.

Do you have a vision board? Will you be creating one now?



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  1. I’ve never made a vision board, but I like the idea. Maybe it’s time I created one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Being a highly visual person, I can relate to vision boards, but having no wall space, I can’t put it on my wall. So I just clip and save the images in a folder and look at them when I need inspiration. Works for me!

  3. I’ve promised myself for a while now that I would do this and haven’t managed it yet (at least not fully). I think 2014 is the year I’m finally going to do it. I know I work better when I clearly articulate my objectives and I’m also a visual person, so time to put the two concepts together. Thank you for the timely reminder and the tips for getting it done. 🙂

  4. Stephanie says:

    Awesome post, excellent advice, and right on time for me! I actually have been procrastinating on creating mine. I have had all the materials ready and waiting on me for about a month now. Nothing to it but to do it! This article was just the push that I needed.

  5. I’ve had students use a poster board for similar purposes. Now I tend to use Pinterest when I am generating ideas for stories.

  6. I never heard of vision boards, but I do like to have visual images of goals, so maybe I’ll give it a try, but I’m not sure I would want it hanging up for all to see. I also need to explore Pinterest as Jeri suggested.

  7. I remember these. We used to call them dream boards. They were a great tool to help focus an employee/person on what they really wanted or desired in work and home. 🙂

  8. Oksana Frewer says:

    Oh ! How these are simple and clever, I cannot wait for the post with the results!

  9. I have created a few vision boards. It just so happened I looked at mine the other day and felt it needed a revamp. Your’s has given me some inspiration too. I should get on to that 🙂

  10. I love vision boards. I use to make them back in the day but never fully knew what they were. Now I have a full understanding of them and I make a new one every year. They definitely keep you motivated and I’m the type of person who has to see what I want everyday.

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