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The Imperfect Perfectionist: How To Create A Vision Board

posted Feb 2, 2011, 1:35 PM by Kristin Mastromarino Vander Wiede   [ updated Feb 4, 2011, 9:42 AM ]
February 1st, 2011 | Author: Wendy

Tuesday’s response to a new series The Imperfect Perfectionist found on Life With Wendy where she is partnering with Kristin ( (a Professional Organizer and owner of The Organized Lifestyle Store, to find a way to manage her time and feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

How to Create A Vision Board

After reading Wendy’s request for help, I decided that a personal visit was necessary since it has been a month since she set her original goals. I thought that Wendy needed more than just a list, so I wanted to teach her how to use her creative and visual side to outline her goals. Many times we all have good intentions, but need a visual reminder to understand that it is a long-term process to accomplish goals. Many of the goal setting gurus suggest creating a Vision Board to obtain your goals. Today I am going to Walk wendy through the process of creating a Vision Board for her life goals. Wendy frequently will tell me to look at the big picture when I get caught in the details, so I wanted Wendy to see the big picture in her life as well.

  1. Gather Your Materials:


  • magazines (a great way to get rid of old magazines)
  • markers
  • glue
  • scissors
  • paper

#2)Flip through the magazines and cut out pictures, images and words that resonate with you. You don’t need to know why.

#3) Cut out the pictures and phrases you want to keep and glue them to a pice of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper or pretty piece of  scrap book size paper.

#4) Understand what the Vision Board is Representing. It could be short term goals, a detailed chart of a specific goal such as building a new home, or it could be for long term goals in your life.

#5) Glue down the photos in any random order. Have fun with this abstrat thought process.In my workshop it is interesting because the linnear thinkers graviate towards words where my creative participants use pictures in their board. Often times just picking photos helps you understand your learning process.

#6) Post Vision Board as a reminder every day or once a month where you came from and where you are going.

#7) Check in with yourself from time to time to monitor your progress.

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