How to Create a Vision Board that will Actually Help you Achieve your Goals

Posted in Lifestyle
on July 17, 2017

Guess who’s back. Back again.

But for real though if you didn’t rap that first line, I’m going to have to ask you to leave.

I’m not going to lie, I’m incredibly excited for today’s post because I’m going to lay down all the details on how you can create a vision board that will actually help you achieve your goals.

Lets get into the good stuff:

What you need to make a vision board:

1| Time. Time to reflect about what you truly want for yourself. We’ll come back to this topic below.

2| Goals you want to achieve in the form of words, quotes, photos, graphics. Whatever you want, really. I just need you to have goals in some sort of tangible form. Got it?

3| The medium in which you want to create your vision board because you don’t have to make one on a random bulletin board. You can make a digital one, one on poster board, or whatever your heart desires. I just need you to pick a medium and stick with it.

Now that we got that taken care of, let’s go back to that point about having time to reflect on what you truly want for yourself and your future.

You can’t create a vision board with random ideas that you’re not truly passionate or serious about.

Because here’s what will happen: you’ll get discouraged and angry with yourself. Then you’ll quit the things you were never passionate about to begin with. And then feel like you’re not good enough to accomplish the goals and dreams YOU ARE passionate about. And that’s just all no bueno. You feel? So don’t do that. Here’s what I want you to do instead.

Set aside a week or so to really think about your goals and ask yourself the following questions:

1| How much time do you want to give yourself to accomplish these goals? 3 months? 3 years?

2| What categories are essential for your board? Career? Home and Life? Personal?

3| What are the top three, non-negotiable goals/dreams you have for yourself?

4| Are you being realistic. If not, how can you make this more realistic to fit your life?

So it has been a week and you’ve laid out those plans and goals for yourself and you’re ready to make that vision board.

Wait. Don’t start yet.

First, you have to commit that you will dedicate time and energy to these goals EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

If you can’t make that commitment, you have to go back and reevaluate those goals and plans for your board. But if you can (and will) make that commitment—then you can get to work on your vision board.

Now, I’m not going to talk about how I think you should physically make the board because that should be completely up to you. Creativity is a wonderful thing that you should embrace, so by all means, go get creative. Create the board in whatever way you feel will be the best for you. But, make it fun and enjoyable because it should be fun creating something that will help your achieve your goals, right?

So now you’ve read about my previous success with vision boards and how to create a vision board that will actually help you achieve your goals. Now what?

Well, that’s the most difficult part.

Now you have to put that board somewhere where you’ll see it every single day. Somewhere that you’ll see several times a day. It should serve as a reminder to you that you have goals that you need to work on. It’ll motivate you to always remember what those goals are, and work to achieve them.

But you have to put in that work to make those goals happen. I can’t do that for you and the vision board can’t do that for you. As much as I would love to create something that would just do all the hard work, it simply doesn’t work that way. That’s why you made that commitment, remember? 

If you want to learn more about how you can work to make your goals from your vision board a reality…leave a comment below so I can begin working on that as a potential series for you as well.

Until then, let me know how you’re doing with all this vision board talk. Are you feeling more comfortable and confident about creating one yourself? Leave a comment below telling me about what goals you have that would be on your vision board if you were to create one!


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  • Divine Mwimba

    I love vision boards . It’s also perfect for branding purposes and inspirations! This is a very detailed post. I am inspired to start creating a few vision boards for my business!

    • YES! Feel free to create them for your business because your career goals are also important, too!

  • I’m following this little series and it’s really helpful! I can’t wait to read more! Now, do you actually make a physical vision board or do you do a digital one?

    • I personally have both! I have a digital one I can keep on my desktop to reference for Inspiration and also a physical one that I create because it’s fun to cute images and put them on a real board that old school way ☺️

  • I’m really keen to make a vision board. I used to have one in my room back in high school but I haven’t made one since so I think it is about time that I did!

    • Yes! It’s definitely time for you to focus on the goals you want to achieve! So what goals are you looking to accomplish?

  • Kristen Jones

    I really need to make a handmade vision board. I usually just use Pinterest for my vision boards, but back in college, I would always cut out magazines and make my own and I felt SO creative!

    • YES! Let’s get back to the OG way of making vision boards because they’re so fun to create! I’m right there with you with a vision board on Pinterest, too!

  • I made one a couple of years ago but never updated it. I need to give it a pretty big makeover!

    • Giving your goals a makeover is a great thing! It shows you’re ready to take on new challenges in your life ☺️ so what goals would you update on your vision board?

  • I never thought to do a digital vision board, but that makes a lot of sense.

    • Yes! I love to let people know that it doesn’t have to be traditional. I have both a traditional one and one thats digital so I have easy access to it when I’m on the computer!

  • I love this! I totally need to make my own.

    • You’ll love the results you see once you make your own!

  • I am so fascinated by the process of creating a vision board! I’ve never done one, but I’ve read about other bloggers’ experiences, and I am itching to do one myself!

    • You’ll become addicting once you make one for yourself!

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