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Creating a Personal Vision Board: A Visual Guide to Your Dreams and Goals

In the relentless pace of our daily lives, it’s too easy to lose sight of the dreams that fuel our spirit. Amid the whirlwind of deadlines, errands, and responsibilities, when do we take a moment to visualize our future? Enter the concept of a personal vision board—a visual representation of your aspirations.

What is a Vision Board?

At its core, a vision board is a collection of images, quotes, symbols, and reminders of your dreams and goals. Think of it as a collage of everything you hope to achieve.


  • Clarity: Articulating what you want can be a revelation in itself.
  • Motivation: Seeing your goals every day is a powerful reminder of why you’re doing what you’re doing.
  • Focus: In life’s chaos, a vision board serves as a beacon, guiding you back to your path whenever you stray.

The Science Behind Vision Boards

It’s not just about cutting and pasting pretty pictures. There’s a science to why vision boards can be so effective.

  • The Law of Attraction: By focusing on positive goals and outcomes, you’re more likely to attract those very opportunities into your life.
  • Visualization: Athletes often visualize their success to enhance performance. Similarly, visualizing our goals can propel us towards achieving them.

Creating Your Vision Board: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Choosing the Right Platform: Digital or traditional? An app or a corkboard? The choice is yours. Traditional boards offer tactile satisfaction, while digital ones offer convenience and flexibility.

2. Gathering Materials: If you’re going traditional, gather magazines, printouts, scissors, glue, and a board. For digital enthusiasts, apps like Pinterest can be a starting point.

3. Selecting Images and Quotes: Reflect on your goals. Do you want to travel? Launch a business? Master a skill? Find images that resonate with these ambitions.

4. Arranging Your Board: There’s no right or wrong way. Some prefer a structured look with sections, while others opt for a more free-form collage.

5. Placement: Position your board somewhere you’ll see it daily—near your workspace, on your bedroom wall, or as your digital device’s wallpaper.

Connecting with Your Vision Board

Simply creating a vision board isn’t enough. Engage with it regularly.

  • Daily Rituals: Spend a few minutes each morning and evening visualizing your goals.
  • Reflection and Meditation: Weekly, take time to meditate on each aspect of your board.

Real-Life Success Stories

Vision boards aren’t just a trend. Many attribute their success to this tool. Oprah Winfrey, for example, famously spoke about using vision boards to manifest her ambitions.

A vision board is more than a craft project; it’s a manifestation of your dreams. By visualizing our aspirations, we not only remind ourselves of what we’re working towards but also motivate ourselves to take the steps required to turn these dreams into reality.

Have you tried creating a vision board yet? Let me know how it goes or went for you!

Take care and a happy Tuesday to you all – enjoy the rest of the short week!

Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.