Create a Vision Board for your Future


by Linda Castillo

Inspirational Art Poster by Craig TuttleSo this Sunday afternoon I thought it would be a fun activity for my niece, sister and I to create vision boards. So what exactly is a vision board? A vision board is simply a visual representation or collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. I am a believer of visualization and law of attraction concepts. Simply stated the law of attraction states is a metaphysical belief that “like attracts like”, that positive and negative thinking bring about positive and negative physical results, respectively.” I always try to visualize and attract what I want in life and creating a vision board is just an extension to that concept. After you complete your vision board, you display your vision board in a place where you can see it every day so that you are surrounding yourself with the images and desires you want in your life.

To some it may be just a bunch of images pasted to a board but others understand the power behind creating a vision board. Martha Beck describes the importance to selecting the images for your vision board:

“When you start assembling pictures that appeal to this deep self, you unleash one of the most powerful forces on our planet: human imagination. Virtually everything humans use, do, or make exists because someone thought it up. Sparking your incredibly powerful creative faculty is the reason you make a vision board. The board itself doesn’t impact reality; what changes your life is the process of creating the images—combinations of objects and events that will stick in your subconscious mind and steer your choices toward making the vision real.”

For me the most important of creating the vision board is the process to think about what you want your life to be. You can start with brainstorming certain words that reflect your goals such as empowerment, success, happiness, and family to name a few. And then as you browse the magazines select images that speak to you or reflect some of the goals you want in your desired future.


  • Poster board or reuse cardboard
  • Pile of magazines
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers

Steps to making a vision board:

  1. Sort and cut your selected pictures. Optional: Paste a picture of yourself when you are truly happy at the center of the board.
  2. Arrange pictures on the board and glue pictures in place.
  3. Place your board in an area that you give you the most visual exposure throughout the day.
  4. The vision board is a continuous process so if you see something later on that inspires you, simply update your vision board.

Other Resources:

Works Cited:

Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.