How to Make an Effective Vision Board That Works

Vision board ideas and examples are incredibly useful and inspirational when making your own. I’ve designed this post to share with you how to make an effective Vision Board.

January 8, 2021

Hey girl Hey!

It's so good to see you in 2021 because 2020 was by far one of the most unanticipated, unforeseen, & challenging years that I have personally experienced so, to have the year 2020 in my rear view mirror is a blessing and I'm sure you feel the same way! 2020 was filled with its challenges, loses, and heartache however,

I would be remise if I didn't say that it also came packed full of lessons and learning experiences that I want to apply into 2021 and it all starts with strategy and goal planning.

It's not a surprise that every new year, the discussion of new year resolutions are at an all time high! nevertheless, according to Forbes statistics, 80% of New Year resolutions fail. Many people over the years (self included) have written about new approaches needed to achieve big goals that includes naming, approaching, and viewing them differently.

Once the pandemic hit my depression and anxiety was so high that the last thing that I was trying to reach were goals. At that time in my life, I was just trying to feel some sense of normalcy in my life. With months of self-reflection and the help of my therapist I was finally ready to implement some positive change in my life.

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it" Habakkuk 2:2-3

As a wife, mother of three, full-time employee, student, and entrepreneur the days of depending on my mental rolodex are over! I needed to journal and I needed to see my vision and my goals written out. "Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it" Habakkuk 2:2-3.

A scripture that I repeat time and time again and one that 2020 ALMOST distracted me from. I lost my way briefly but, by the grace of God I have the strength and determination to take charge of my life. I hopped out of the drivers seat, sat contently in the passenger side, and let God take the wheel in all areas of my life including setting and attaining my goals.

So, What a Vision Board?!

A vision board is a visual representation of your goals typically poster-sized or nowadays digital. It turns out that putting your goals on a paper visual format can actually help you achieve them (go figure lol). According to Psychology Today, mental practices such as visualization can increase motivation, confidence, and even motor performance.

Okay, Ready? First consider what matters most to you.

When creating a vision board, if you haven't already, take a moment to self-reflect and truly define what's most important to you. Think about 2-3 areas in your life that can really use some fine tuning.

Remember, this is your vision board, it can represent short or long term goals or both. Once you identify the "what" now we have to think about the "how." How will I attain these goals? How do I get there?

Determining your what and how are key factors to keep in mind when it comes to setting goals. You want to see the end goal however, you don't want to be naive about the process. The process is not just the journey it's our work.

Now, get out your magazines.

Look through the collection of magazines that you may have in your home or if you don't purchase magazines for yourself do like I did and head over to your local thrift store.

I purchased my magazines for 75 cents each. In addition to cutting out pictures I find it important to also include words on my vision board as well. The words that I may have not found in a magazine I write out and add a nice box or design around it as to prevent from getting lost underneath a picture or word that I cut out.

Now that you've identified your what and how, cut and written out your keywords & images, it time to put your vision board somewhere that you can see it.

The goal is to make sure your words are precise and short and the images that you choose are vivid and captivating to your eyes. Once your done, put your vision board in a place that makes sense in your home (don't hang it in the kitchen lol) and make sure that you hang it in a place where you spend alot of time like your home office or your nightstand.

Remember, Faith without Works is STILL dead.

Now that you've created your vision board its time to get to work! You didn't just think that once you completed and hung up your vision board that all you desire and

have faith for will just magically become reality did you? Of course not lol! Think of your vision board as a living thing. Take things off your board once you've met them, add new things to replace what was already completed, or start from scratch!

Remember, this is your vision board filled with all your goals, hopes, and dreams. Don't beat yourself up if it takes you a little longer than anticipated to attain a goal(s) its not about how long it takes it all about attaining the goals we set out to accomplish.

I pray that you were motivated, encouraged, or inspired by today's post! Although, I wrote this blog please believe I am right with you pushing myself to reach and attain goals that seem impossible. Guess what though.... they're not! Now lets go crush these goals!