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Step-By-Step: How To Make The Ultimate Vision Board

A step by step of how to create a powerful vision board that works.

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Here’s what you should know:
  • What To Put On Your Vision Board
  • Lots of Images
  • Affirmations and Mantras
  • Powerful Words
  • Quotes
  • A Written/Typed Checklist Of Your Short-term Goals For That Year
  • BONUS: Try Writing Yourself A Check, And Date In The Future
  • How To Set Goals On Your Vision Board For The Most Powerful Results
  • Make Your Vision Board Physical
  • Create Short-term, Mid-term, and Long-term Goals
  • Add A Few Easy Attainable Goals To Your Vision Board
  • Supplies You’ll Need To Make A Vision Board
  • How To Make A Vision Board (Checklist)

This article goes over everything about how to make a vision board. About how to create one, how to set goals for the most powerful results, supplies you’ll need, tips and ideas, etc.

What To Put On Your Vision Board

1. Lots of Images

  • Images evoke emotion. Fill up your vision board with pictures that inspire you. Images of what you want in life.

Examples:

  • Add pictures of a house you aspire to live in, or a car you want to drive.
  • If you want to find love, add images of a couple holding hands or kissing.
  • If your goal is to make more money, try finding an image online of someone’s bank account balance and put that picture on your vision board.

2. Affirmations and Mantras

  • Affirmations are a good life hack for getting and attracting what you want. An affirmation is a statement or saying that is meant to put you in the mindset of positive thinking and good energy. By repeating an affirmation, it makes you feel like you’re declaring it true and attracting what you state.

Examples:

  • “I possess all of the qualities needed to be very successful.”
  • “I make $70,000 a month”

3. Powerful Words

  • Powerful words are one or two word phrases. Choose words that make you feel something and aligns with your goals of what you want.

Examples:

  • “Successful”
  • “Happiness”
  • “Freedom”
  • “Love”
  • “Passive Income”

4. Quotes

  • Add quotes from your favorite movies, books, motivational speakers and put them on up your board so you can read them everyday when you look at your goals.

Examples:

  • “If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.”
  • “One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”
  • “Get into the habit of asking yourself, ‘Does this support the life I’m trying to create?'”

5. A Written/Typed Checklist Of Your Short-term Goals For That Year

Write or type out all of the short-term goals you want to accomplish by the end of the year and pin it to your vision board.

This will act as a powerful reminder every time you look at it next to the pictures that represent those goals. It will help you to visualize what those goals will look like when complete and the feeling it gives you.

BONUS: Try Writing Yourself A Check, And Date In The Future

If one of your goals is to make more money or accomplish something by a certain age or year, this is a powerful motivator to keep you on track and focused.

Note: In 1985, Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars for “acting services rendered” while he was still a struggling actor and dated it 10 years in the future. He kept this check in his wallet. And call it coincidence or the law of attraction, in 1995, 10 years later, Carrey landed a role in the movie “Dumb and Dumber” for $10 million.


How To Set Goals On Your Vision Board For The Most Powerful Results

1. Make Your Vision Board Physical

Having a physical version of your vision board will make it feel more real.

Have you ever journaled with a pen and paper? And wrote it in your phone notes instead? Ever notice how physically writing it out just feels more powerful and real?

Tip: Put it on your wall, next to your desk or bed. Somewhere you will look at it every day – when you wake up and go to sleep.

2. Create Short-term, Mid-term, and Long-term Goals

When creating goals, it’s best practice to break them up into what you want to achieve long term and what you must do in the short term to be on pace to get to your long term goals.

Short-term goals: 2 – 6 months

Mid-term goals: 6 months – 1+ years

Long-term goals: 3 – 10 years

On your vision board, this might look like a lot of smaller images that represent your short-term goals, and 1 or 2 larger images representing your mid and long-term goals./p>

Reminder: Long-term goals are just a bunch short-term goals added up and accomplished over time.

“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t start there. You say ‘I’m gonna lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid,’ and you do that every single day, and soon you have a wall.” – Will Smith

3. Add A Few Easy Attainable Goals To Your Vision Board

This will help build your confidence and give you that feeling of achievement by checking things off your list.

It will help build momentum and achieve more goals on your vision board instead of it just becoming a piece of wall art for your room.

[ Related Article: 11 Simple Tricks to Staying Motivated ]


Supplies You’ll Need To Make A Vision Board

Since you’ll be creating a physical one – you’ll need a few simple things. 2 easy ways to start a vision board is either on a whiteboard or a corkboard.

“Cork Board” Vision Board

  • cork board (24″ x 36″ minimum)
  • thumbtacks
  • printer (color) & printer paper
  • scissors

“Whiteboard” Vision Board

  • whiteboard (24″ x 36″ minimum)
  • tape
  • printer (color) & printer paper
  • scissors

How To Make A Vision Board (Checklist)

  1. Brainstorm a list of goals you want to accomplish this year and the long-term.

  2. Browse for the images that represent your short-term and long-term goals.

  3. Search for your favorite quotes, power words, and affirmations you would like to add to your board.

  4. Print everything.

  5. Attach and decorate them all to your board.