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Create Your Vision Board: A Step-by-Step Guide To Achieving Your Goals

Create Vision Board

Blueprint Breaker: Amy Palmer

Imagine sailing a boat without a destination.

The wind might be strong, the sails perfectly set, but without a guiding star, you’re adrift. This, my friends, is the danger of living without a vision. Setting your sights on a clear and compelling vision is the first step towards unlocking your true potential and living a life that truly excites you. But why is it so important, and how do you translate that vision into reality?  

The Magic of Having A Vision:

Creating your vision is helping you to stay connected to your “why”. It is what will inspire you, motivate you, and keep you moving forward even when you don’t feel like it. A clear vision can provide:

“When you see your goals vividly, you’re more likely to take action and persevere through challenges.”

  • Direction & Focus: A vision acts as your North Star, guiding your decisions and actions towards desired outcomes. It eliminates distractions and keeps you moving forward even when the path gets tough.
  • Motivation & Inspiration: Your vision fuels your passion and ignites your inner fire. When you see your goals vividly, you’re more likely to take action and persevere through challenges.
  • Clarity & Purpose: Defining your vision helps you understand your “why,” giving your life meaning and direction. It answers the crucial question: what do I want to achieve and why?
  • Greater Confidence & Belief: Believing in your vision empowers you. It fosters confidence in your ability to achieve your goals and attracts opportunities along the way.

Six Steps To Create Your Vision Board Masterpiece:

Have fun with this exercise!  Create a vision board that evokes emotion, that excites you and makes you feel hopeful.

  1. Brainstorm & Dream Big: Allow yourself to dream freely. Write down everything you desire, big or small, in all areas of your life: career, relationships, health, finances, etc.
  2. Refine & Prioritize: Identify your three-five most compelling goals and refine them with clarity and specificity. The clearer your vision, the more powerful it becomes.
  3. Gather Inspiration: Dive into magazines, websites, or Pinterest boards. Collect images, quotes, and affirmations that resonate with your goals and evoke positive emotions.
  4. Choose Your Canvas: Decide on a physical or digital vision board. You can use poster boards, corkboards, digital apps, or even online platforms like Canva.
  5. Create & Arrange: Unleash your creativity! Arrange your images, quotes, and affirmations in a way that visually represents your vision. Use colors, textures, and meaningful symbols to enhance the impact.
  6. Personalize It: Write down affirmations, mantras, or action steps you can take to achieve your goals. Add personal touches like photos or souvenirs to make it truly your own.

Bring Your Vision To Life:

It’s not enough to just create a vision board. In order to manifest the future you desire, your vision needs to be fully embedded in your heart and in your soul. It needs to be top of mind at least daily, and often times more.

“Celebrate your milestones, big and small, to stay motivated.”

  • Place It Strategically: Hang your vision board somewhere you’ll see it daily, like your bedroom, home office, or even your phone’s wallpaper.
  • Engage With It Regularly: Take time each day to visualize your goals, read your affirmations, and feel the emotions associated with achieving your vision.
  • Journal: Use your vision board when you journal.  Write about what each image means to you, explore the why.
  • Meditate: Use your vision board for a guided meditation. Dream! Think about each image as your current reality.
  • Take Action: Your vision board is not just a pretty picture; it’s a roadmap to success. Break down your goals into smaller steps and take consistent action towards them.
  • Share & Celebrate: Share your vision board with trusted friends or family who will support you on your journey. Celebrate your milestones, big and small, to stay motivated.

Remember, your vision is a living document. As you grow and evolve, your vision may change. Revisit your board regularly, update it as needed, and let it continue to guide you towards a life filled with purpose, passion, and achievement. So, set sail with your vision as your compass, and watch your life unfold in ways you never thought possible!

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About the Author:

As host and facilitator for the Blueprint Breaker podcast, Amy A. Palmer is dedicated to expanding and amplifying the voices of women over 45 who are living a “non-traditional” lifestyle.

After a lifelong struggle with feeling “outside” the societal norm and longing to live up to perceived expectations, Amy has found peace, acceptance, and joy as she embarks on the next era of her life. Amy was formerly a senior corporate executive, a nationally recognized sales and operations expert, an award-winning actress, a resident of 13 different US cities, and a prize-winning DC blogger.

Amy has a vast network of friends and colleagues with whom she enjoys travel and adventures and a close family including six niblings (nieces & nephews), the loves of her life!