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3 Easy Steps to Create Your 2023 Vision Board

We’ve all heard the expression, “A goal without a plan is just a dream.” It’s easy to dream big but doing the big (or small) things take work.

Growing up, my dad had a list of goals on his medicine cabinet door. Every morning and night, he reviewed his list—many of the expectations he set for himself he achieved with planning, practice, diligence. As a world-class master swimmer, he continued to stay on top of his game with intense focus. For me, a list of goals is boring (sorry Dad!) but I did turn my high-school hallway locker into my inspo spot. A photo of an XJ6 Jaguar, a pennant flag from my favorite college, a smiling, handsome man with a glint in his eye.

My locker represented my future. So today, I’ve started creating vision boards. I pull out old magazines or surf my favorite places online to find inspiration. I then create a collage of images that help keep me motivated for the year.

While I never bought an XJ6, some of my other visions did come to fruition. I learned from my teenage experience that the more specific I am, the higher the likelihood that my visions aren’t just dreams. Instead, they are goals with plans.

The key to vision board success is focus.

Step 1:

Reflect on your values and how you’d like to show up in the future. Are you seeking career advancement? A better relationship with food choices? A more peaceful home environment?

Step 2:

Using colored pens, printed text, or images, decorate a sheet of paper with these representations. There are no rules, so be as creative as you want.

Step 3:

Place your vision board someplace you will see often.

I don’t need a scientific study to understand that my dad’s list of goals helped him succeed because he looked at them daily. His focus never strayed.

I wish the same for you. Create your vision board and watch your dreams turn into achievable goals.

Check out these Vision Board Samples from Scraps of My Geek Life on Pinterest.


Co-Founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Revel Coach, Alison Nissen helps individuals perfect their public presence through storytelling. Successful leaders use key storytelling points to engage their audience and gain market share because they know that good storytelling is the best form of marketing, recruiting, and fundraising. She is also the author of the 2016 RPLA Unpublished Memoir of the Year Resolve, Courage, Hope, and is the Streaming Media Chair of the Florida Writers Association.

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