How to use a vision board for your goals

How to use a vision board for your goals

OMG…"I love vision boards. I have been using them for years and they have kept me accountable and focused.” 

My vision board became a powerful tool for me, when I was struggling with what I wanted to do in life and where to start. 

Creating a vision board became a very important process for me because it made sure my goals were written down and I had a clear visual of what my goals would look like when achieving them.  

"I'm going to share with you how to use a vision board for your goals and in your day-to-day life. 

Everyone has big dreams but not everyone knows how they're going to get there or where they'll end up once those dreams are achieved. Sometimes we need help!

How do you set goals on a vision board?

"Vision boards are an effective tool because they can help you visualize what you want in life while using images of what it looks like when you achieve your goals.  

The most important aspect of starting a new goal is establishing realistic expectations. 

It may seem like the end game is all there needs to be on your vision board, but if it's not achievable then it will just lead to disappointment, frustrations and lack of motivation. 

What is a vision board for goals?

There is no single answer to this question, but we know and believe that vision boards are a visual representation of all the goals you have stored in your head, that often get lost in the 10 million other things you have going on in your life. 

Generally speaking, however, a vision board is used as a tool to help you visualize your goals and a fantastic way to help you stay focused.

By putting together a board that represents what you want to achieve, you are keeping your goals at the forefront of your mind and working towards making them a reality.

The best way to make sure that happens is to encourage you to put your board somewhere you can see it everyday. Some great places to keep your vision board is;

  • Living room
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Walk-in closet 
  • By your desk 
  • In your office

Anywhere you can see it daily more than 1 time a day. 

What are the 3 types of goals? 

There are three types of goals: short-term, medium-term, and long-term. All three are important, but it's important to know which one you're working on at any given time. Here's a breakdown of each type of goal.

3 types of goals

  • Short-term; Short-term goals are goals that allow you to experience achievement in a short period of time. For example, spend time writing in your journal for 10mins daily. 
  • Medium-term; Medium -term goals are goals you are able to achieve in a shorter period of time 2, 6 or 12 in months. For example,  you want to create 3 journals, (100 pages each) that you sell online by May. 
  • Long-term; Long-term goals are what we believe to be a combination of your short and medium-term goals. These are the goals that you have been working on, they are the small steps that will help you achieve your big goal. For example, you will be publishing a 365 page daily journal with affirmations and gratitude sentence starters in 2 years.

Grab our free Goal Setting planner and share a picture of your completed planner.

Do vision boards actually work? 

YES!  Because… A vision board is an effective tool for helping you stay focused, motivated and productive. We all know how easy it can be to get distracted by the day-to-day things that happen in our lives, which can lead us into a downward spiral where we’re just going through the motions of life.  Instead what we need to do is create a plan with short -term goals to help us get to our long-term goals. With this in mind, take some time now to reflect on what your goals are and start brainstorming ways that you could achieve them with a little bit of creativity thrown in! Give our goals setting planner a go - it will help you organize your thoughts so they're clearer than ever before.

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