Create your own vision board


It’s important to have goals while in school and there’s no better way to display your aspirations than with a vision board.

Choose your goals

Start by defining your goals. What do you want to accomplish this year? What about the next few years? A vision board can be a mix of short-term goals, like getting good grades, that help you achieve long-term goals, like getting a degree. The board is also a good place to put inspiration to help keep you motivated.

Choose your board

You can use a variety of mediums for your vision board: cork boards, dry erase boards, poster boards. Basically anything flat and hookable with the word “plank” will work just fine.

Gather the materials

You’ll need a few basics like glue, tape, and thumbtacks to build the board. When it comes to decorating the board, the sky is the limit. You can print motivational quotes, family photos or symbols to represent your goals and inspiration.

The sample board has a clock to represent submitting homework early, an image of a ladder to remind the creator to balance work and personal life, and a printout of last semester’s good grades for school. encourage you to work hard again this semester.

Put it all together

This step is pretty simple: grab all the materials you’ve gathered for the board and go wild. A good idea is to set long-term goals that are unlikely to change with tape or glue, but attach short-term or changeable items with thumbtacks.

In the sample board, the printout of the report card and the creator’s child’s photo are secured with thumbtacks so they can be updated over time with next semester’s grades or a larger photo recent. It also has a blank space to add new goals or inspiration.

Hang it in a place where you see it every day

This is one of the most important steps! The vision board won’t be effective if you throw it in the back of the closet, never to see the light of day again. Hang it somewhere you’ll see it often as a reminder of your goals.


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