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Using Vision Boards to Manifest Your Goals And Dreams

by Oyinade Afe

Without a vision, a goal or dream can feel like trying to find your way in the dark. A vision is like your guiding star, illuminating the path to your goals and dreams. It’s about having a clear picture of what you want to achieve and a plan to make it happen.

As the saying suggests, “You can’t become what you can’t see.” Your vision is your flashlight in the darkness, showing you the way to success, hence the importance of vision boards. This article will enlighten you on how to use vision boards to manifest your goals and dreams.

Why Vision Boards Are Important

Many wish to manifest different dreams and goals but wonder why the possibility seems blurry. Here is why creating vision boards is very important;

  1. It helps you see the bigger picture

Seeing the bigger picture means understanding how your goals fit into your life plan. It’s like connecting the dots between your dreams and your vision for success. When you put pictures and words of your goals on your vision boards, you create a map of your dreams. This can be highly motivating because it gives you a clear sense of where you’re going. Also, it helps you stay on track and diligent. 

  1. It helps you make intelligent decisions

Creating vision boards is like having a trusted friend to help you make intelligent decisions. Life is full of choices, both right and wrong, and it’s not always easy to know what’s best for us, but with vision boards, your path becomes clearer. Whenever you’re faced with a choice, just look at your vision board.

It’s a reflection of your dreams and what truly matters to you. So when you’re unsure what to do, ask yourself, “Does this choice bring me closer to what’s on my vision board?” If yes, then that’s a smart decision. If not, think twice.

  1. It reduces worry and anxiety

Life also brings its share of worries and anxieties, but vision boards bring stability. When you create vision boards, you’re giving your mind a break from the constant stress of reaching your goals as soon as possible. It helps you follow the process according to your vision board.

Also, vision boards serve as a visual reminder of what you’re striving for. It’s a place where you can see your dreams laid out in front of you, providing a sense of clarity and peace. Every time you look at your vision boards, you’re reminded of your goals in a positive and uplifting way.

  1. It increases your self-awareness

Creating vision boards is also like taking a walk in the garden of self-discovery. It’s about understanding your unique blend of talents, skills, and dreams. When selecting images and words for your vision boards, you’re forced to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. This process helps you understand what you’re good at and what you need to work on.

  1. It helps you embrace accountability

Vision boards encourage accountability. They gently nudge you to take responsibility for your dreams and goals. It becomes your kind guide. As you place your dreams and aspirations on your board, you’re making a promise to yourself, a commitment to see them through.

It’s not about pressure or stress; instead, it’s about the sense of accountability. Your vision board reminds you of what you want to achieve, like an accountability partner offering a helping hand.

How to Create Vision Boards

When it comes to creating vision boards, it’s essential to remember that you’re not confined to just physical methods. You might have seen a movie scene where an investigator pins a suspect’s photo in the centre of a board and attaches pictures of all potential leads around it. While this is indeed a form of a vision board, your vision board can take on different forms and even exist in the digital realm.

Online platforms that allow you to upload multiple images and texts onto a blank square or art board can serve as your digital vision board. This flexibility means you can create and access your vision board anytime, anywhere, making it a versatile tool for visualizing your goals and dreams.

Now, let’s go into detail on how to create vision boards. Whether you’re going for a physical or online format, the process involves similar steps:

  1. State your goal(s)

Clearly define your goals i.e. what you want to achieve. Whether it’s a dream job, a healthier lifestyle, or personal growth, stating your goals is the first step in making them a reality.

  1. Research your goals

Research your goals. Learn about them, understand what it takes to achieve them, and get inspired. The more you know, the more effective your vision boards will be.

  1. List the process required to achieve your dreams

List and break down your goals into actionable steps. Which significant achievements must you attain? Listing these steps will give you a roadmap to success and guide your vision board creation.

  1. Get your board

Your board could be a wooden platform or a magnetic board, and if your vision board will be online, decide on which platform you are using. Canva is a great tool with plenty of templates to create your vision boards. Get your template ready.

  1. Gather images and materials

Get images or words that inspire you. You can find them in magazines, pamphlets, and brochures online, or you can use your photos.

  1. Organize your materials according to step 3

Put them in order based on your goal steps. It helps you see the path to your dreams through the visual representations on your board.

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How to Manifest the Goals on Your Vision Boards

Before turning your vision into reality, let’s explore how to manifest your goals through your vision board. Vision boards are like a map, and this section will guide you on how to navigate it. With simple steps, you’ll learn how to turn your dreams into achievable goals. Let’s get started!

  1. Make your vision boards visible

To manifest your vision board goals, ensure it’s where you can see it every day. Hang it on your bedroom wall, in your workspace, or set it as your computer screensaver or wallpaper. The more you see your vision board, the more your goals become prioritized in your mind.

  1. Add your vision boards to your daily routine

Incorporate your vision boards into your daily schedule. This means you spend a few minutes each morning and night gazing at it, reaffirming your goals. This consistency will keep your dreams fresh and your focus sharp.

  1. Affirm the goals on your vision boards daily

You have to speak your goals till they become tangible by using positive affirmations that resonate with your vision boards. For instance, if you aim to boost your self-confidence, daily affirmations like “I am confident and capable” will help reinforce your self-belief.

  1. Take action from your vision boards

Your vision boards are not magic wands; they are guides to help you take practical steps toward achieving your goals. So, break down your dreams into achievable tasks and actively work on them.

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Conclusion

In this journey of life, dreams and goals serve as guiding light, illuminating the path to success. Without a clear vision, they will most likely remain distant and unachievable. Vision boards, with their ability to translate aspirations into visual representations, play a pivotal role in bringing these dreams closer to reality. 

Vision boards help us see the bigger picture, make informed decisions, reduce anxiety, increase self-awareness, and embrace accountability. Through it, we create a pact with ourselves, vowing to nurture our dreams.

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Edited by Oluwanifemi Akintomide.

 

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Oyinade Afe
Oyinade Afe is a versatile writer, designer, and filmmaker with a passion for telling stories. With more than 3 years of experience in content writing, she excels in crafting compelling narratives, visually stunning designs, and producing engaging films. Oyinade is dedicated to authenticity, creativity, and inspiring others through her work.

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