motivation monday: vision board / inspiration board

by Barb on December 3, 2012

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Creating a vision board for our goals helps meet our need as humans for a visual representation of our goals. Remember the saying – a picture is worth a thousand words? Having a picture which symbolizes the goal you’re working towards triggers a reminder every time you see that picture.
Vision Board / Inspiration Board

My Vision Board / Inspiration Board

I’ve had my Vision Board / Inspiration Board on the wall in my office for a few years. Every now and then, I edit it to keep it relevant to who I am and where I am in my life journey. My Inspiration Board is a combination of things I’ve done and places I’ve been to like BlogHer 2012 and 3 local races, plus my goals such as earning enough income on the side to pay for my children’s Catholic school tuition. I also have a piece of artwork from my daughter and a picture of us together.

Your Inspiration Board will be a reflection of you – whether you need reminders for a big hairy audacious goal or a reminder of something you’ve already accomplished like running an event at school. It could also show your WHY – why are you doing what you’re doing now, or where are you headed?

Daily Reminder of the Big Picture: Vision Board

Vision Board / Inspiration BoardSome people hang the Inspiration Board on their wall. Others use their computer desktop as a Vision Board. Still others use an online bulletin board like Pinterest as an Inspiration Board.

How do you remind yourself about the bigger picture?

Motivation Monday

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Falen December 3, 2012 at 8:07 am

I love the idea of a dream board/vision board. I haven’t actually done one yet. Although, this would be a good idea for a family activity and get this kids started on one too. I really like this! I’ll keep you posted on if I do this or not. :) I’m gonna have to pin this so I don’t forget.

Thanks for hosting the Link Up!

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Diane Balch December 3, 2012 at 9:03 am

Barb, I have the same board over my computer. It is a collection of images of how I view myself now and how I want to be as I get older. Wow, really great to see someone else with one too.
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Barb December 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

I like the idea of including what I’d like to be when I’m older. I’ve talked about it with my dh, but never put images up.

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Estelle Sobel Erasmus December 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

I love the idea of doing a vision board, and plan to put one together soon. Before I was married I had a notebook where I wrote down my vision of the man I would marry. I looked at it the other day and my husband matched more than 95% of the items I wrote down. This stuff works!
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Barb December 3, 2012 at 10:10 am

Wow! That’s a great story!

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Robin @ Thank Your Body December 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!
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Stacy Uncorked December 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

I have never done a vision board – I think it’s a great idea, I really should do one! :)
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Leah @ Crunchy Farm Baby December 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

Love it. I’ve been meaning to create an inspiration board lately as well. Thanks for the motivation to do so! :) I’m linking up my baby pants tutorial!
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renee December 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Barb,
I’ve given one talk about “creating a vision board” and I have another one scheduled for January! I’ll make sure that I link it up here as well.

Be Blessed.
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Barb December 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Great! I can’t wait to read about it.

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Xandra December 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I have a bulletin board that is home to a few rotating vision boards. I make them whenever I’m feeling particularly inspired and they really help me keep my goals and dreams in focus. I’m looking forward to making one soon for 2013!
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