What to Put on a Vision Board

What to Put on a Vision Board March 1, 201916 Comments
Example of a vision board

I’d been hearing about vision boards for years before I finally got around to creating my first one for the 2018 new year. I researched online to first understand the idea behind it. Then pondered the question above: What to Put on a Vision Board?

Before I dive into the What, it really is important to mention that you must understand your Why. This is crucial to ensuring that your vision board meets its intended purpose. This way, it plays a key role in your day and does not become a forgotten ornament.

What to Put on a Vision Board- 5 Elements

In this post, I’ll share 5 elements that will help you create a vision board that motivates you:

  1. Images: This one is obvious as your vision board is a visual tool. Choose a couple of images that represent your goals for the different areas in your life that you want to highlight. For example, I love to travel so one section of my board is dedicated to gorgeous images of places I would like to visit.
  2. Quotes: Along with the images on your vision board, I find that adding inspiring or motivational quotes is a great addition. It’s an added bonus that I unintentionally memorise the quotes by looking at them and repeating them consistently during the year.
  3. Declarations: Your self-talk and what you speak over yourself and your life plays a key role in your progress and advancement. Placing a declaration or two on your vision board can allow you to see and speak that truth to yourself.
  4. Progress Marker: Including an image that serves as a reminder of what you have achieved thus far in a particular area can be a source of encouragement. As you look towards your future and the goals you would like to achieve. It’s good to pause and take time to celebrate what you’ve already achieved.
  5. Items for different timeframes: Some of the images and text on my vision board span from a few months, up to 2 years. This
    quick visual snapshot of my short to medium-term goals is particularly helpful. This way, I always know exactly how my daily steps are guiding me towards in the future.

BONUS! Your Art: This doesn’t have to be a complicated masterpiece. Something simple created by you to inspire you (even it’s just a word) can be a unique touch to your board.

Final Thoughts- What To Put on a Vision Board

Your vision board should serve as a daily or better yet a multi-day reminder of your goals and where you see yourself in the future. Take the necessary time to reflect on your life and where you want to be. That way, you can ensure that your vision board becomes an accurate visual representation of where you see yourself. Creating your vision board is a process. Be sure to enjoy the journey to creating your board.

Remember your vision board should spur you on and get you excited about your future. Happy vision board creating πŸ™‚


  1. Thanks for sharing such an educative and inspiring article. I always had problems what to put on vision board, but now you helped me to find answers on my questions. It doesn’t have to be a complicated masterpiece. Something simple is the best. Thank you again, and I wish you all the best.

  2. This is great. I had one in college I made myself and have totally forgotten about them until now. I’m making one for myself this weekend! I like the progress marker idea. I love checking boxes and seeing how much has been accomplished.

    1. Hi, thanks so much for your comment. I love the commitment to go ahead and do it, so awesome! With that attitude, I can certainly see you completing the goals on your board. Have fun creating your board and all the best in the future as you use your board πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing such an awe inspiring and motivational article! It has been on my “bucket list” for a while to create a vision board. I am in agreement with each of the 5 elements…they are crucial! Your article has given me the motivation I needed to move forward with implementing my vision board. It is true…if you keep your vision in front of you, it will keep you focused to see it through. Awesome article! Thanks bunches! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi, thanks so much for your comment. I’m glad to hear that this post motivated you to action. All the best with your vision board creating and feel free to pop back and let us hear how your journey is going.

  4. This is a very unique article as far a concerned. I have never seen or heard of a vision board before and it’s a really good idea.

    You could literally apply this to any purpose or goal, not just your life in general.

    I am big fan of fitness and exercise and staying fit and healthy and I and many others i’m sure could put a vision board to great use as a part of their fitness regime. You could include many elements as well as your exercise program; new exercises you want to learn to do, nutrition goals and making sure you incorporate rest, your fitness goal which could be to get fit enough to enter a competition or get a place on a sports team and a multitude of other visions.

    I really like this idea. Thank you for your writing an insightful post

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by. That’s great to hear that our post introduced you vision boarding. You are right it’s very versatile and can be used in general or applied to specific areas of your life especially fitness. If you work out at home, you can put it right in your line of sight and you have continuous motivation to keep pursuing your goals. I hope you are able to try to create your own vision board πŸ™‚

  5. I usually write down all my visions for the future but maybe I need one of these! Would be nice to wake up and see one on the wall reminding me of what I’m working towards, right at the start of my day.

    1. Hi Nick, thank you for taking the time to comment. That’s really good that you write down our vision and goals. Yes, a vision board sounds like a natural next step for you to have visual reminders of what you already have in words. As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words πŸ™‚ so you don’t create a full board, a few images will go a long way.

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  7. Lovely. I usually put a vision board in places where I work or live. This helps me stay motivated as far as my goal.

    I would also add that with a vision board it is great to set a schedule that you will look at during the course of the day since that has helped me a lot.

    1. Hi Thabo, thanks for sharing how a vision board has helped you and how you use it in your life. That’s good to hear that you use it as a schedule. It’d be great to see what the vision board that you use for your daily schedule looks like. This sounds interesting to use it in this way.

  8. I’ve heard of vision boards before and think they are a great way to motivate and inspire a person to achieve greatness. I’ve always thought of creating one but just never know where to start. Thanks so much for this insight. Because I love art I think this will be the perfect project to help clear my mind and remind me what I am working towards for my future. Thanks so much for sharing your tips.

    1. Hi Jen, thanks so much for your comment. I’m so glad to hear that this post is useful to you and gives you a starting point. You’ll gain so much when you complete your board. Good luck in your vision board creating, enjoy the process and the board πŸ™‚

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