They call them Vision boards, Dream Boards, Inspiration boards….
But no matter what you call it, its about helping to put your life goals into picture form.
putting life goals into picture form. Collage of pictures, words and quotes that serve to remind you of where you want to go, your passion and purpose
- a posterboard, cork board or small canvas
- a stack of old magazines
- markers or paint
- glue, tape, thumbtacks or pins
- a photo of yourself (optional)
Step 1: Set aside time to think about your goals.
I encourage the girls to break their life up into sections and to create goals in those areas:
- Home Life
- Future Goals
- Community Service
Create 1-2 goals in each area that you want to focus on. Realistic and achievable goals that can be measured so that they know when they have achieved it.
For example: I want to being my C grade in Math up to an A- and I will do this by getting a B or higher on every test and by getting a 90% or higher on every assignment.
Step 2: Gather the materials you need, put on inspiring music, light some candles and think about, visualize, pray over what you want you life to be.
Where do you see yourself and what visuals represent those goals for you?
Step 3: Cut out images from magazines that represent the life you want to live.
For example, if you want to become a fashion designer, you might clip photos of models wearing designer clothing on the runway. If you want to go to University of Washington, you may look Huskies or purple and gold to go on your vision board.
Step 4: Place the photo of yourself in the middle of the board (optional). Then, paste or pin your magazine images on your board. There’s no “right way” to arrange your images. You can fill the board with pictures or just have a few posted all over on the board.
Step 5: Use your markers or paint to write your personal mantra or other favorite quotes or scriptures onto your vision board. You can also just cut out words or phrases from the magazines to paste on your board that remind you of the life you want to live.
Step 6: I pair the girls up with an accountability partner: someone on the team they feel comfortable sharing their goals with that will come back and ask them how it is going and where they are – I also check in with the girls so that I can be a voice of encouragement as they pursue the things they are after.
Step 7: Display your vision board somewhere you’ll see it every day and feel inspired! If you like, you can also frame your vision board and hang it on your wall.
You can focus on ONE major group of goals or a lot of little goals at once, there is no wrong way to create your dream board. You can also fill your entire board up at once or you can leave some space on your board to add new dreams and ideas and rearrange things as they come up!
There is NO wrong way to cast your vision, it is just important that you do cast it.
I have been doing vision boards since 2008. What I have found is every year that I cast my vision and make a visual representation of it, those things seem to happen – its when I haven’t done that, that I have struggled keeping after and making decisions that directly influence and cause my goals to come to life.
This is such a fun activity and I am so excited to bring it to life with my high school girls.
and, as mentioned in my Periscope broadcast yesterday – you can grab “START” by Krysta Masciale here