Do you have a vision?

vision board 6The question around a post I read about nine months ago.  This really moved me.  It was simply something I had not thought about at this time of my life.  Yes, of course I had heard about vision boards.  Plenty of people were doing it around me.  But I was not ready yet…  What changed?

Well, lots of things did.  First of all, as you know, we just celebrated our first year (Yay!  MeUnfinished!!!) and I was constantly asked about what I was going to do, now that I went public with my writing.  I had so many ideas and plans that I could not sleep at night.  The excitement was taking over and my brain could not shut down.

vision board 1Enter the vision board idea.  People, when I read up on it and actually joined a class to help me center myself, things changed.  It took a little while for me to put it together (about three weeks), but I can say that it is relevant to me today as it was the first day I put it together, especially as I was facing the new 2015!

vision board 3Now, the disclaimer is that you can change your vision board as often as you would like to amend it.  But REALLY take the time to work on this as you build it.  The vision board has to have MEANING to board 4

  1. Make list of things that are most important to you.  Write down what you would like to see in your life, what you want to accomplish, what areas of your life you are thankful for.  Put them in categories.
  2. Gather some magazines, scissors, glue/glue stick/tape (whatever works for you – mine is with clear tape), a board, and marker(s).  You can have coloring pencils or markers, flowers, trinkets, whatever represents you and what you like.  I used all pictures.
  3. Start cutting things that are catching to you.  Collect the different things you would like in your life or are important to you.
  4. Out of the whole pile, choose the ones that are the MOST relevant to you and start sorting them into the list in #1 to decide if they should be on the board.
  5. Start the board.  There is no rhyme or reason to it.  You can stick things/pictures on your board however you would like.  For example, in mine, my family is at the center of it all because it is the most important element in my life.
  6. When you are done, put it somewhere you know you will see it EVERYDAY.  The idea is for you to keep yourself centered.

vision board 5Now you have it.  Although I am still super excited about things going on in my life now, I have something that not only translated a good part of it, but that keeps me motivated.  Each day, I look at this as soon as I wake up and that is a great way to either know or devise my plan for the day toward my goals.

vision board 2I hope this is helpful to you.  Here are some examples of other vision boards to help you.  When you are done, please email me some of your boards!  I would love to share with our readers what you came up with!

My vision board 3-23-15

The finished product: It’s the first thing I see in the morning!


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79 Responses to “Do you have a vision?”

  1. Crystal Wachoski Reply March 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Love it!

  2. That is such a cool idea. Congrats to you as well 🙂

  3. I think this is a wonderful idea. It’s a great way to keep yourself goal oriented and on the path to success.

  4. Great tips! I always seem to fall behind on the things I really want – making a list is such a great idea. Thanks!

  5. Bonnie @ wemake7 Reply March 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    That came out really great! I definitely want to make one of these vision boards. Thanks for the great idea. =)

  6. I have been wanting to make a vision board for a very long time. There is something so personal about it.

  7. This is an awesome way to visualize your wants/goals!I’d have fun making something like that.

    • It IS fun, Liz! What is even more exciting is that it motivates you to get a move on towards achieving your goals. Would you share it when you complete it?

  8. I’ve definitely thought about this before. I don’t know why I haven’t stopped to go ahead and make one!

  9. I have never done a formal vision board, but have thought about it. My husband loves the idea of a vision board and has encouraged me to do it…I need to do it!

    • Yes! Go ahead Jamie and do it! You will not be sorry and ask your husband to help you with it too: great way to promote intimacy in a marriage!

  10. My vision is of visiting places! I see myself traveling the world in the future!

  11. What a cute idea! I would love to make something like that to keep me motivated.

  12. lisa @bitesforbabies Reply March 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I would never have thought of the magazine clippings myself, however, it’s a proven fact that visuals work!

  13. I love this. It is very motivational & inspiring.

  14. That’s a great idea. I should try to do this to motivate myself and inspire me more.

    • Indeed that is what it does for me Mhie! Helps me each day, even if it reminds me sometimes to get off my tush to get moving towards achieving my goals! LOL!

  15. I have a few friends that have made Vision Boards. It is such a great idea. I will have to try making one.

  16. I love the idea of the vision board and I like what you have done with yours! I think that it is very important for us to have some sore of guide of what we need to accomplish!

  17. I have thought of a vision board but have never taken the time to make one. This looks like a powerful motivational tool.

    • It is Kelly! Try it and let me know if you need any additional help in devising yours 🙂 After that, please feel free to share with us, I would LOVE to see it!

  18. Oh vision boards sound so good! I’ve never made one before but sounds like they could be beneficial!

    • Go ahead and do one Jeanine! It is a wise investment and little by little (or at big steps) you can see yourself get closer to your goals. I would LOVE to see yours if you care to share!

  19. A vision board is nice. I do have a vision but it’s only been mental. I should take it a step further.

  20. i heard about these awhile ago when I read the book “the secret”. Yours turned out great!

  21. Goal posters or vision boards are so important! They really area great reminder and motivator. I have been much more successful when I take the time to make one!

    • Jesica, I have to say, this is one investment I know has made a difference in my life. To look at it each morning, makes me feel like I am either going in the right direction, or that I need to get on the right direction 🙂

  22. I really like how your vision board turned out. It can be such a great motivational tool to have all of your goals in a way that you can constantly look at them and update as needed.

  23. I love it, your vision board looks great. I will need to have a sit and think about mine more then start planning it.

  24. I have been thinking about doing a “Dream/ Motivation Board” for months now. I really should just sit down and do it! Maybe I need a board to do that board haha! Yours does look great though, good job!

    • Thank you Krysta! I hope you do it soon, and I am sure that two boards would just be fine as long as you are moving in the right direction, why not!?!? LOL!
      Good luck and show us how it works for you (Drop me a few lines or a pic to show us!)

  25. I have a vision for me and for my blog actually. I haven’t created a vision board just yet but I think it will really help in the long run 🙂

  26. I have a goal, and I think vision and goal are almost same right?

    • Well, Angela, a vision is said to be a big picture of what you want to achieve; and goals are steps you need to put in place to achieve your vision (per definitions). One is a part of the other. 🙂

  27. I love this, I create a vision board for my blog every year! It really helps me focus!

  28. This looks like a fun and relaxing activity. Sometimes, its nice to take a step back and reevaluate things.

    • Yes, it is a must to step back and re-evaluate, Kristen. Having it all on a vision board makes it a bit more real: I love the fact that you can visualize your goals with this!

  29. What a great inspiration board. When I was younger I used to tear up magazine and make collages all the time. Now, I just use Pinterest. I am always looking at my boards.

    • That is another way to do it, Chystal. As long as you keep working on it and that you see it daily, the idea is to be inspired by it to motivate you to reach your goals 🙂

  30. I have a big vision board in my office! I constantly add and remove from it to continuously inspire me throughout my busy week!

  31. I have heard of collages. However, I must have been having living under a rock since I have never heard of a vision board. I love the concept, though!

    • I am glad you found out about this HilLesha! It can be quite a powerful motivational tool if you give it a try. Feel free to let me know if you have questions about it 🙂

  32. I had one before but I call it a dream board. Maybe I should make a new one, this time, will call it a vision board. No longer a dream but a journey to pursue.

    Thank you for sharing this!

  33. The visual feedback on this is so important for keeping you on track. Great idea.

  34. Chene Atkins- Whittington Reply March 29, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I’m all about making vision boards. I think I make one every three months.

  35. Creating a vision board and a dream book may just be the same concept. This will really help us to become more inspired in achieving our dreams. 🙂

  36. I absolutely love this idea, it’s so creative and fun. I have always had a thing for cutting out power words in magazines but could never figure out a way to put it all together.

    • Well, Roselynn I hope this post will inspire you to actually make one. It is an easy and fun way to get motivated daily by YOU! Happy vision-boarding!

  37. This is totally an amazingly inspiring idea for anyone looking forward. I so love this idea and am going to be starting on my board indeed. Every day you look at it, it would inspire or that is how I feel anyway. Thanks so much for shairng.

  38. What a brilliant idea! I have visions but they’re all in my mind. I certainly haven’t thought of something like that. 🙂

  39. Years ago, I was a big fan of vision boards and then life got hectic and l set it aside. I’m starting another one as they do work.

  40. Affluent, comfortable, and distracted, Christians today seem to have lost the fire to change the world. The work of God’s kingdom lies unfinished, and God’s people seem to have lost their very sense of purpose in the world.

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