Do you want to learn how to make a vision board and finally start achieving your biggest goals?
Vision boards also referred to as dream boards, inspiration boards or cork boards are incredibly powerful tools. Vision boards and visualization techniques can help you achieve your goals your mind works in pictures.
As Oprah Winfrey said, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.”
Why Vision Board Works
Olympic athletes and peak performers have used similar techniques as studies have shown that one hour of visualization is equivalent to seven hours of physical practice!
Yes, staring at your vision board on a daily basis can help your chances of success so much.
They are so effective because they provide you with a visual representation of what you are trying to achieve in your life. They became very popular after the movie, “The Secret” was released.
The film showed how some of the most successful people made their visions come to life. John Assaraf, who was featured in the movie, talked about how he eventually moved into his dream home pictured on his vision board.
There is a difference between any vision board and one that is created properly. A vision board pairs great with meditation, persistence, and affirmations to manifest your dreams.
How to Make a Vision Board That Really Works
Here is a step by step plan to help you make a vision board that really works.
1. Set Clear Goals
Without clear goals, it’s impossible to learn how to create a vision board that really works. Before you start creating your vision board it’s crucial to spend time creating goals for your future. Get clear on your goals so you know what your ideal life will look like. This might take some time over the next week few days or week, don’t rush the process.
As Tony Robbins said, “People aren’t lazy, they just have impotent goals.”
Once you have your goals set yourself up to achieve them. In a Virginia Tech study, it was shown that you have a 76% chance of achieving your goals if you:
- Think about your goals daily
- Write your goals down
- Share them with others
- Check in on a regular basis with a friend or accountability partner
Now, it’s time to take your future goals and bring them to life with your vision board.
2. Get Supplies to Create Your Vision Board
To make a vision board you can get very creative or keep it simple — it’s 100% up to you!
Find The Right Dream Board
You can use any type of board like a poster board, cork board, or my personal favorite a tri-fold display board. All these options are super cheap (under $3) but the tri-fold is my favorite as you can divide your goals into separate areas of your life.
For example, I have my vision board broken into professional, personal, and sports goals. Plus, the tri-fold makes it easy to fold up and take up less space in your house.
Find Colorful Pictures for Your Vision Board
Once you have the board, the next step is finding bright, colorful pictures that represent your goals.
Remember, your mind works great with images so make sure you choose beautiful photos for your vision board. This is where you can get creative and use images that match your goals. Don’t choose images that make you feel sad, compare your life to others or anything less than amazing.
Lay out your pictures, images, and words before you actually put everything on your board. Then use a glue stick or pin if it is a cork board, and start designing your vision board. I prefer using glue sticks instead of tape as the tape looks bad and doesn’t give your vision board a clean feeling.
Kep Your Vision Board Organized
Stay organized with your board — you don’t want clutter.
Give yourself some time and create a relaxing atmosphere to create your vision board. Some people love doing them together and have a vision board party or attend a vision board workshop.
If you’re more of a private person you can create your dream board alone and relaxed. Make sure to turn off the TV and eliminate distraction to create your best vision board.
Vision Board Supplies
Board of your choice, magazines, color printer, scissors, pins, markers, and glue sticks.
3. Add Positive or Inspirational Words To Your Vision Board
While images will take up a large part of your vision board don’t be afraid to add words that inspire and motivate you. Add words that describe how you want to feel on a regular basis.
For example, on my vision board, I have words like “energetic,” “powerful,” “committed,” “take action”, “Peak state,” and “successful.”
Affirmations are something else you can also add to your vision board. Add positive affirmations that you can read off that empower and motive you.
Some examples could include:
- “I am strong, healthy, and energetic.”
- “I am happy.”
- “You are unstoppable.”
- “I am motivated to succeed.”
- “I am a magnet for success.”
4. Look at Your Vision Board Every Morning and Night
Jack Canfield, creator of the “Success Principles” has understood the power of vision boarding for years. After attending his seminar, “One Day to Greatness“, he talked at length about looking at your vision board daily for optimal results. Studies have shown that most habits take 21-55 days to become part of your subconscious.
Take a picture of your vision board so you can always review it if you travel or rush to work occasionally. Visualizations are part of a great morning routine that will allow you to focus on your goals each and every day.
One of the reasons vision boards are so powerful is because they are a visual reminder for you to look at on a daily basis. This will help use the Law of Attraction to send out vibrations that align with your goals.
7 Commons Questions on How to Create a Vision Board
Q: Where should I keep my vision board?
A: You should keep your vision board somewhere that you can see it easily every day. You want your vision board to be a visual reminder of the goals you are trying to achieve. This could be by your bed, in your office or in your living room.
Q: When should I re-do my vision board?
A: When you start accomplishing or goals or if your goals change over time. You can align your vision board with the calendar year or your anniversary, birthday or another special event.
Q: How can I make a vision board online?
A: In addition to making a physical vision board, you can also create one online thanks to Pinterest. Here are the step by step instructions on how to create a vision board on Pinterest:
- Sign up for a free Pinterest account.
- Create your first board and title it “Vision Board.” If you don’t want your friends or anyone else to see your vision board be sure to select “private board” when you set up on Pinterest.
- Search on Pinterest or Google for images that you love and represent your goals. Save all of these pins on your board and review it every morning and night.
Q: What is better, a physical vision board or digital vision board?
A: This is 100% up to you. If you travel a ton you might benefit more from a digital vision board while others will want to have something tangible. It’s not a bad idea to create one physical and one digital as well.
Q: How do vision boards work?
A: While there isn’t an exact science the main reason that vision boards work is that it keep your goals top of mind. Most people can set goals but very few of them remind themselves of them on a daily basis.
By focusing on your goals daily you will train your mind to be on the lookout for every resource available to help accomplish them.
Get Started Creating Your Dream Board
Congratulations — you now know how to create a vision board that really works.
Use this step by step process to start turning your dreams into realities. Remember, before you get started it’s important to spend time getting very clear on your goals. Use meditation or calming music during your morning routine to align your life with your goals.
Once you start creating your vision board make sure it is inspiring! Whether it’s physical, a digital dream board with Pinterest or both make sure it motivates you! Check out my morning routine checklist to keep winning your mornings!
Do you have any questions or comments on how to make a vision board that really works? Let me know in the comments!
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