By: Ciara Majkowski
Vision boards are a very helpful tool to use when visualizing what you would like to accomplish in your life. You are more likely to get to your goals if you write them down and see them in person instead of just thinking about them. A vision board is a very simple way to focus in on what goals are most important and most achievable for yourself and at work.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a visual representation of the goals you want to achieve for yourself. It is meant to be an inspirational collage to help you take steps to conquer your goals. Displaying images, quotes, and ideas on a board that you will see every day will help you maintain focus on the goals you have for yourself. These goals may relate to work, family, friends, fitness, or even travel. This blog will be focusing on vision boards at work.
How to create a useful vision board:
Find pictures, quotes, and sayings that represent the goals, things, or feelings you want to have in the upcoming months or years. Your work vision board should be kept at work so you’ll be motivated throughout your work day. If you like your work vision board, make a personal vision board to keep at home as well.
Follow these 5 easy steps:
- Create a list of goals you want to complete in the next year. Spend some time thinking what you want your business to look like or what you want to accomplish at work this upcoming year. Write down what you’ll need to accomplish to achieve those goals as well. Do you need to call 10 more people, research 6 more companies, or close 4 more sales a day? Breaking down what you need to accomplish each day or each week will make your goals seem more achievable.
- Collect old magazines, find pictures online, or find some images laying around your home. Cut out pictures from the magazines that represent what goals you want to accomplish. Financial security could be represented by a piggy bank. Do you want to have constant learning about your area or work? Try finding a picture of a brain or a light bulb. Are you trying to reach a new promotion or level in the office? Find a picture of a ladder so you can climb to the top. If you want to meet more people around the office, a picture of friends out to eat may be perfect. The picture doesn’t need to be exact, you just need something that will inspire you.
- Once you have all your photos, it is time to make a collage. Go to your local craft or dollar store and find a large poster board or even a cork board. Now you’ll want to arrange your findings on the board in a way that you find appealing. Be selective about what you place in your vision board. It’s a good idea to avoid creating a cluttered or chaotic board: you don’t want to attract chaos into your life. Your business board should stay organized so you can focus at work as well.
- For some finishing touches, find “affirmation words” that represent how you want to feel. Do you want to have financial freedom, be strong, be powerful, or be successful? All of these words are meant to help you feel better about yourself, but also can help you achieve those goals. For example, if you want to feel successful at work, are you going to go in earlier, volunteer to help with projects, or call 10 extra people every day?
- The most important step is to look at your board once or twice EVERY DAY! This is to ensure you keep those goals in mind and continuously work toward them. Try looking at it once in the morning and once before you leave at the end of the day. This can help you create focus for the day and see what you want to accomplish. You can also reflect at the end of the day and say, “What did I do today that helped me get one step closer to my goals?”
How to use your vision board:
Again, put it somewhere you will see it EVERYDAY. Pick something every day you want to work on and do one thing that gets you closer to that goal. Just little achievements will make you feel good about yourself and your goals. Seeing goals everyday unlocks your subconscious mind and builds motivation to get to those goals. You naturally will become more motivated to reach those goals when you see and read them every day.
Do you have a vision board you already use or have any tips in creating one? Share in the comments below!