Vision is the art of seeing (and feeling) what is impossible to others. – Jonathan Swift.
How to create a vision board
First and foremost, what is a vision board? A vision board is an arrangement of images that represents the person you’d like to be, the things you’d like to do and accomplish in life. It is, essentially, a visual representation of your life goals. You can get all crafty and make a physical vision board with magazine cut outs and printed pictures or you may choose to create a Pinterest board and pin images specific to your vision of your future.
Why create a vision board
Well a vision board helps put your ‘vision’ into perspective. It contributes to the visual aspect of your ‘why’. Having a visual representation of the things you would like to accomplish, acts as a motivator in keeping you on the path that leads to the life you’ve envisioned for yourself.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) The Bible says that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can tell a mountain to be moved from one location to a next and it will move.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20.
Your vision board is a physical reminder that you are working toward things that aren’t in existence as yet, nonetheless, you are keeping the faith that they will come to fruition.
Remember, however, that faith without works is dead. (see James 2:17) Your vision board is only the beginning. You now have to actively work on accomplishing your goals to make the vision a reality.
In all your goal settings and vision board making you need to consult the Lord. Proverbs 16:3 reads, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and he will establish your plans.” God has a purpose for your life. He places desires on your heart and provides you with the necessary tools to accomplish His will. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28.
How to use your vision board
Review it regularly to remind yourself of how you would like to feel and ‘why’. It might not be the entire ‘why’ but it should embody it to some extent. When you set goals, you utilize your reading and writing skills. When you read them out loud, you utilize your vocal skills. Having a vision board drives you to literally envision what the future might be like if you accomplished the goals you have set for yourself. Visualization is a very powerful tool in goal setting. It helps you to internalize the feelings you would have if your dreams were a reality.
Here are a few collages of vision boards created digitally using Pinterest:
Will you be creating a vision board? I hope so. Feel free to share your thoughts and pictures if you do.