I just started reading Sun Stand Still and the book talks about having audacious faith. The book couldn’t have been more on time because for the past few months, I’ve been praying and trying to figure out how in the world I’m going to achieve some (very) bold goals next year. I’m a firm believer in faith, but audacious faith is a whole other level. So while reading the book, I started my 2015 vision board. My goal is to make my vision board come to life and having audacious faith is the only way I’ll be able to do so. That said, let’s check out 7 Ways to Make Your Vision Board Come to Life!
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1. BEGIN. So many people have asked “how to start a vision board”. It’s simple; just begin. Commit to making one and go for it!
2. Be Specific. In order to make your vision board really come to life, be specific with the words, phrases and pictures you decided to add. On my 2014 board I had a phrase that read, “work out at least 30 minutes 3 time a week”. That is very specific and although I didn’t live up to that as much as I would have liked, the specific phrase and goal was clear.
3. Keep Track of Your Progress. What I did this year was thumbtack my vision board ideas to a cork board. Every time I achieved a goal, I took whatever picture or word down that symbolized that goal and put it in a jar. At the end of this year, whatever is left on my board, I will re-evaluate and see if that goal fits into my 2015 plans. If so, I’ll figure out how to tweak it. In doing so, I hope it won’t be left hanging at the end of next year.
4. Create a Board with Friends & Family. When creating a vision board, it’s fun to invite a few family members or friends to join you. You can share and verbalize your goals with the people you trust. In a way, sharing your goals out loud helps hold you accountable. When you tell someone your plans, they know and can remind you of your goals throughout the year.
5. Refer Back. Throughout the year, refer back to your board. What goals have you already achieved? What goals do you want to tweak or even add to your board? It’s OK to change your goals; just be sure they’re specific, sensible, and well thought out.
6. Make it Visible. Hang your vision board on a wall you walk by or look at everyday. In order for your vision board to come to life, you have to SEE it on a daily basis. Seeing the board will serve as daily motivation, as well as a daily reminder to get things done! I actually took a picture of my 2014 vision board and for a few weeks out of the year, that picture was my lock screen on my phone. It was constant reminder of my purpose and it really helped keep me on track.
7. Be Encouraged. Some days, weeks, or even months it may seem like your vision board just isn’t working. Don’t get discouraged. Achieving goals takes time, effort and persistence. Don’t give up; keep going and remember that tomorrow is another day to get it right! 😉
So tell me, have you started working on your 2015 vision board yet? If so, what are some of your goals for the new year? Let me know!
For more vision board ideas or ways to stay inspired, check out my tips on how to stay motivated. Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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Fabulous 30s says
I have to start working on my vision board. Thanks for the tips. They are very helpful.
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You’re very welcome, Ana! glad to help. 🙂
I’ve never made a Vision board before but I’m hoping to do so this year. Now I’ll have something to refer to. Thanks for the tips! 3BLMgirls
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Great! I hope these tips help. All the best in 2015! 🙂
Siobhan (BeFree Project) says
I love vision boards and I think they really work when the person is intentional about what they desire to get done. What really worked for me was a goal list. I wrote and posted my goals for 2014 and made them visible where I had no choice but to look at what I needed to get done everyday in 2014. You provide great tips on creating a vision board and I think the most important thing is making your board visible and being very specific on how you plan to make your board your reality. Great post! Stopping my from BLMGirls.
Being intentional is very important. I agree 100%. Thanks for the comment and I hope you continue to find success and happiness in 2015. XO!
I recently had a vision board party with friends. I keep my board in a place I can see it each day, it really is a powerful tool!
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That’s awesome Thanks for sharing and I know you’re going to have an amazing 2015…XO!
Curvy CEO says
I really like the corkboard idea….
I will say that I changed how I did my vision board last year. I was tired of doing the SAME thing every year and never ending up with the FOINE man and the new house and car. So instead I focused on putting motivating phrases and encouraging words along with the things I wanted to actively DO (not GET) and that helped alot…so now at the end of the year, I can say that I’ve really DONE the things one my vision board. They’re not things you necessarily check off a list but actions you take everyday to improve your life and help you eventually achieve certain things (like the man and the house and the car *lol*) Great post!
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Thanks for sharing, Kim! YES to that FOINE man. 😉 Can’t wait to work with you in the New Year. XO!
Esta Fiesta says
I LOOOVE this post. I’ve been meaning to do a vision board forever and your tips are helpful – I especially love #3. Gonna get started on my vision board this weekend!!