What is a Vision Board and How Does it Work

By Mia Fox
By Mia Fox

NLP Coach & Bestselling Manifestation Book Author

Vision boards are definitely among the most popular manifesting tools in my community. But maybe you have never made your own vision board or you just want to know what a vision board actually is and how it works? 

A vision board is a Law of Attraction tools and visual representation of your intentions, goals, and priorities that are precious to you. And it works directly on your subconscious mind.

This law of attraction tool is a great way to lay-out all your dreams and goals in front of you so that you can focus on it at all times. 

What Exactly Is a Vision Board or a so-called Dream Board

Vision boards are much more than simply tacking a few inspirational quotes to canvas and walking away. The content of your vision board is entirely up to you and also a fountain of wealth for you to tap into.

What I mean by that is having your vision board on display allows your brain to subconsciously tap into your inner potential and strength.

Think of a vision board as a journal in visual form. It will hold the intimate acknowledgment of all that makes up the life you dream of.

So often, we go through our daily lives, knowing what we want but never taking the time to realize that we deserve it and can manifest it into reality. Vision boards are a tool that simply allows space for us to dream and strategize.

For more information about what a vision board is and different ideas of vision boards, you can also check out my in-depth vision board guide.

What Are the Benefits of a Vision Board

The power of having your innermost dreams and desires on display may seem intimidating. The truth is that getting those thoughts out of your head and onto a vision board gives you a front seat to your new life. I’m going to reiterate this again.

Seeing your goals in a tangible way will give you a subconscious boost to be intent on pursuing your own needs and desires. This is powerful in a high paced culture obsessed with busyness.

Vision boards aren’t just an opportunity for the law of attraction to show off. They are multi-faceted tools that operate on many levels.

Vision boards can:

  • Be teaching tools to encourage young people to assess what they want for their lives.
  • Serve as a daily ritual of mindfulness and gratitude.
  • Create cohesive goals among business team members.
  • Allow you to set specific goals and the meticulous steps to achieve them.
  • Help track your fitness journey.
  • Assist in improving personal relationships.
  • Deepen your spirituality.
  • Reveal the roadblocks that stand in your way of living your best life.

Do Vision Boards Work

Think of all of those times you had a goal for your future and wrote it down on a scrap of paper only to go on about your day without thinking of it again.

Maybe your scrap of paper went straight into the bin or got crumpled beneath the weight of items in your handbag. We often let our daily lives get in the way of the life we want.

We can only manifest what we concentrate on. Because of this focus, we actually will take action on our goals.

Your vision board doesn’t have to contain every single goal that you dream of, but it does need to hold the overall theme of what you want for yourself. The goals that trigger the strongest emotions in you.

Put those audacious goals on display. Walk by those big dreams and know that you can give yourself permission to say YES to every bit of it.

Manifest those things that have gone dormant in your heart for too long.

Vision boards work because they are a literal visualization of your priorities, goals, and future reality.

Here are some ways that vision boards aren’t going to serve you:

  • Vision boards won’t motivate you if you don’t use them.
  • They won’t stand in as a placeholder for your dreams. (Keep your goals moving.)
  • Although they help you to set goals, vision boards aren’t meant to bring rigidity and starch “rule-following” into your life.
  • They won’t bring instant gratification into your life. Manifesting greatness takes diligence and time.
  • They are not meant to encourage perfection but progress. Obsessiveness and unhealthy expectations that you place on yourself will create burn out extremely fast.
  • Vision boards aren’t set in stone. You’re allowed to make revisions daily if it means that you’re getting closer to the life that you truly want.

Vision Boards and Manifesting

It’s true that vision boards are extremely useful, but be careful not to confuse them for the actual manifestation. Remembering; this is just a tool.

But here some key points that will help you in manifesting the contents of your vision board:

  • Place your vision board in a place you will see it daily and take the time to study it.

  • Share your goals with your tribe! These people that care about you are available to support you and help cheer you on.

  • Track your progress. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are constantly tracking your progress in your goals. Try tracking your confidence, involvement in your community, and overall mental health.

  • Embrace the timeline. It’s important to know that everyone’s journey is different. Keep your eyes on the path you are traveling and know that you are not limited to your timeline, but are empowered by it. Any positive changes are worth the time that goes into cultivating them.

The final goal is for you to be embodying all that you had initially posted on your board. I know that you can because I did.

Then, it’s time to make another vision board…

I’m Mia Fox, bestselling author, and the face behind this manifestation blog. After a decade as an NLP coach, helping women to overcome their abundance blocks, I decided to quit 1:1 coaching and founded the SelfMadeLadies online community. Here I help thousands of daily readers, wonderful women, just like YOU, to make the law of attraction work. And now it’s YOUR turn, are you ready?  Then get started and “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life” – grab your copy of my manifestation book here »

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