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Creating a Vision Board

Updated on October 31, 2014

How To Create A Vision Board

This year, while you are thinking of the year that has passed and looking forward to the year ahead, you might be thinking about the goals you want to set, the things you want to achieve, the things you want to do and have. This is a great time to create a Vision Board. Whether you have created a vision board before or this is the first time you are thinking about it, you will find information about how to create your new Vision Board and tools you will need to create it. On this page I have collected a few suggestions to get you started off on the right foot!

As a kid, I knew how to create a vision board without even knowing what it was called. I bought a huge piece of cork board and wood to frame it and my friend's dad made what I then called "My Bulletin Board. Did I say it was huge?

I posted everything there. If I saw a hair style I liked in a magazine, it went on the board (hey, I was a teen aged girl!) Photos of my friends, and people I wanted to be friends with, pictures of clothes from magazines, the car I wanted (for when I could have a car), upcoming events, places I wanted to go, people I admired (even movie stars) and so on.

I don't know if kids still do that. Do they?

You don't have to have a board as big and fancy as mine was. You can use a small pre-made cork board (available at hobby stores), a poster board (available at Walmart, K-Mart, office supply and more) or even just a piece of construction paper will do.

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Books To Help You Create Your Vision

Why Create A Vision Board

Seeing what you want is important.

Over the years, I've read countless books on vision and goals and a number of them have mentioned the concept of a Vision Board. A Vision Board helps you to stay focused and inspired to reach your goals and dreams.

When you surround yourself with images of the life you want, your life changes to match those images and those desires. The images add clarity to your desires, and feeling to your visions.

The Complete Vision Board Kit - Using the Power of Intention and Visualization to Achieve Your Dreams

If you need a little more guidance to create your vision, this kit might be helpful.

What Is A Vision Board

A Vision Board is a collage of pictures of the goals and dreams you want to attract into your life. Your personal vision board is only limited by the extent of your own creativity. If you don't think of yourself as creative, no matter. This is for you and your dreams!

The idea is that it is important to see what you want. Visualization and goal setting are very important for getting what we want.

Vision boards are a great way to "visualize" what you'd like to manifest in your life. It's a powerful way to allow your subconscious to reveal what you really are and what you really desire in this world. Find a picture of the vehicle you want and glue it onto your vision board. Do you want to travel more? Where do you want to go? Find an image that represents the place.

Because our subconscious mind works in pictures and images, the more visual our board is, the better. Supplement your pictures with meaningful words and phrases to increase the emotional response you get from looking at your board. Surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, so that you are reminded of the life you want to have and so that you can make changes to match your images and desires.

They add clarity to your desires, and feeling to your visions.

Creating a Vision Board might involve completing your vision and goals and then finding pictures in magazines that correspond to your vision and goals. Then cutting them and pasting the pictures onto a board and keeping the Vision Board so that you can visually remind yourself of what you want to attract.

For more power, add affirmations such as "I am healthy and happy" or "I spend lots of time at the beach", or "I love spending time with my family". This reinforces what you desire.

Vision Board Supplies Shopping List

Using Cork Board

1. Board

2. Push Pins

3. Scissors

Push Pins To Use For Your Board

Make your board fancy or plain, it doesn't matter. It's whatever you like it to be.

Making A Vision Board Is Fun

Vision Board Supplies Shopping List

Using Poster Board

1. Board

2. Rubber Cement

3. Stickers

4. Scissors

5. Colored Pens

Vision Board Make It Your Way

How To Get Started

Go through magazines and gift catalogs, and think about all of the things you want in life, I mean really want and in a big way. This means things, relationships, travel, experiences, feelings etc.

Treat those magazines like a catalog and cut out the images that excite and inspire you.. Use a search engine to find the images you want by typing in key words, then print out the picture to use.

Also, take your camera with you where ever you go and when you see something that excites you, take a picture!

What You Will Need

  • Something to hold everything (a box, a poster board, a cork board, a wall, etc)
  • Magazines and photos
  • glue, crayons, pens, glitter, stickers, construction paper, scissors....
  • A sense of FUN

Follow Your Dream

Create your life by making a commitment to "Make Your Dreams Come True." This is something you can commit to in the present moment. And the more awareness of your hopes and dreams and goals that you have in the present moment, the more informed your actions will be. Our actions follow thought.


Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen writes “We attract into our lives the things we want based on what we’re thinking and feeling. We create our own reality and circumstances by the choices we make. Your thoughts determine your actions and choices – which are all firing simultaneously in the same direction. If you line them up to focus on what you want, you will get it. Making decisions based on where you’re going instead of where you are right now is very important. Creating a vision board is a practical, ef

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“Energy flows where your attention goes.”

Vision Thinking
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What Do You Want

Very Simple Law of Attraction: You Might Be Amazed at What You Really Desire!

Find a quite time and place. Spend some quite time thinking about what you want. Relax and let the thoughts come as they will.

~ Take a look back at all the things you have accomplished last year.

~Think about your dreams for the future.

~Make a list of your goals for the year ahead.

~Commit to a life of gratitude.

Keep a small notebook and pen with you, and everytime something excites you or makes you feel happy, write it down and then look for an image to represent that thing or event.

This is not a place to advertise your products. Please only post your personal experiences with a vision board in this space.

Please post all other comments in the space further down this page.

"When spirit begins to do its thing, don't get caught asleep at the wheel or so absorbed in mundane living that you can't recognize a magical opportunity when it knocks on the door."

© 2007 patinkc

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      @GaryHollingsworth: Gary, thanks for saying hello and letting me know what you like.

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      GaryHollingsworth 5 years ago

      I love the lens. I'm really into Vision Boards. They seem, for me anyway to always be a work in progress.Also, I love John Assaraf's book that you are recommending.

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      @newbizmau: Thanks for the recommendation! Really appreciate it.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      When I post images that I like as I find them, later I look and see patterns. It's a very right brained way to express yourself.

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      Maurice Glaude 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      This is one of my most favorite topics. My Vision Board lens was one of the first I created here on Squidoo back in 2009 I believe. I wanted to make special mention about the Vision Board Kit above. I bought 4 earlier this year, one for myself and 3 to give to my sisters. They love them. Before that I couldn't get them motivated to make a vision board. It's a great motivator and a very cheap but powerful gift.

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      MBradley McCauley 7 years ago

      I creat Visualization/affirmation lenses for people here on Squidoo. I love creating them knowing they are helping others reach their goals.