Create a list of goals
To visualise your goals, assess and list areas of your life that are important to you right now and what you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months. This might be in your relationships, career, fitness, wellbeing, finances etc. Spend 10-15 minutes on this. It will inform your thinking when collecting imagery in step 2.
Begin looking for words and images that align to the goals that you’ve identified in Step 1. Cut out pictures and quotes that represent your goals and things that resonate with you. For example, if you would like to launch a business, don’t worry if you can’t find an exact picture of your dream business. Perhaps a picture of a customer feedback or an article feature in a newspaper will be enough to inspire you.
What You Need
- A board/A3 paper
- Scissors and pins
- Magazines / Newspapers
- Glue-stick to put your board together
Make a collage out of your photos
It’s time to bring your vision to life! Lay out your images on your board and glue or tack them to the paper or board in an arrangement that is visually pleasing to you. Remember to add affirmation words such as “fearless,” “loved,” “strong,” “healthy,” “loving,” and “financial freedom.” Try accentuating your quotes with markers or metallic pens.
Add motivational “affirmation words” that represent how you want to FEEL
Once the vision board is complete, it’s important to place it in a location where you can see it everyday. For example (your office, your bedroom, your fridge, etc). Review the vision board first thing in the morning so your vision is top of your mind to help you remain focused.
- Watch Issa Rae’s 2013 vision board video for some motivation here:
- Create a virtual vision board party and invite your friends. It sets the tone for the year and helps create an accountability group.