They work like magic, but vision boards are anything but

I have a 10-year old vision board up in the attic of my house that includes pictures of a red barn, a house on the water, surrounded by trees. When I pasted them on my board, I was merely cutting them up because the images soothed me; I liked looking at them. And the rest is history.

I had yet to discover their power. A vision board, inspired by this book: Visioning: Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams is a board where you place your wishes. You could use magazine pictures, or your own sketches… whatever seems to draw you in.


What you’ll need to make your own:

  • A big poster board
  • Lots of Magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A Wish

The biggest problem is finding a place to hang your board.

On the Oprah website, the guests say, “vision boards  power also comes from the simple fact that it allows people time to focus and do something about their lives.” It’s like shopping for a new car, and suddenly you see the car you want all over the place.  “It’s kind of a visual and verbal articulation of my goals. I can remind myself, ‘You need to take actions if you want these goals to show up.’ It’s not a magic trick, really. It’s about you being the person who’s motivated to make that stuff show up.”

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