How many times have you set goals, got distracted by life, and suddenly, it’s July and you haven’t made any progress? That’s why creating a vision board is key. Plus, in today’s world of Pinterest, Facebook Live and YouTube, we are obviously drawn to visual content.
Posting a vision for all to see was embraced even in Habakkuk’s time and that was around 600 B.C.
Habakkuk 2:2 MSG says,
“And then God answered: “Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what’s coming.”
Author Michael Hyatt says, “When we create something visual, it gives shape to our dreams. It becomes a real thing, not just a thought.” We all want our goals for the year to become reality, not just a wish list. So creating some type of visual is a must.
And don’t be discouraged if you aren’t super crafty; vision boards come in a variety of formats such as:
- Pinterest Boards- If you are a digital vs. paper person, Pinterest may be the best way to create a vision board. Just make sure you schedule a regular time to look at your board. With so many things online and on Pinterest, it can be easy to get distracted or forget about the board completely.
- Display Board- You could use a poster board, cork board or a picture frame; the options are practically limitless. The advantage of creating a board that you can hang on the wall is that you will see it often and have your goals literally in your face.
- 3-Ring Binder- If you would like to have several mini vision boards or prefer to write out a vision, a 3-ring binder may be for you. Check out this YouTube video on creating a vision book using a binder. As the video mentions, this option is likely better for those of you who travel often.
- Desktop Wallpaper- You can also use PowerPoint or Canva.com to create a collage of images that can be saved and used as your desktop wallpaper. I don’t recommend this option for those who have a ton of files on their desktop. Your vision board would get lost in the clutter.
I chose to make my vision board a DIY mouse pad. First, I wanted a new mousepad, and second, I see my mouse pad a lot. It’s the one thing that is always visible on my desk. No matter what format you choose, fill your vision board with everything from quotes, magazine clippings, photos, mementos, etc.
Okay, ready, set, go. Let’s see a photo of your vision boards.