So, you’ve created your Vision Board and it has this year’s goals or your five-year plan on it and now it’s time to make some changes. But the question is, how do you update your vision board? Or the question might even be why should I update my vision board?
If you came here looking to create a vision board, then I suggest reading What Is the Purpose of a Vision Board and Create a Portable Vision Board first. This post is a follow-up for those previous posts. If you already have a vision board, there are a couple of reasons why you might want to update or change your vision board.
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You Achieved Your Goal
Congratulations! You’ve achieved your goal. Now, what do you do? There are two different ways you can go. One is to use a permanent marker and check it off. Yes, that’s right. Just check it off. You might just feel better seeing that you’ve accomplished something. Go ahead and check off that item on your vision board. This option will work best for someone who likes to check things or cross things off on a to-do list. If that gives you satisfaction, seeing that you’ve accomplished something, then by all means, check it off on your vision board. I recommend a darker permanent marker like these chisel tip Sharpies. Because the tip will create a wider mark, it makes it easier to see that you’ve checked it off.
For others, once they achieve a goal, it’s time to move on. If this is you, then you are the type of person who needs to set the next goal. So, it’s time to update your vision board. You can do that by finding a new picture to represent your new goal and glue that into place. Sometimes, the pictures might be loose enough that you can remove the old one first. Works great if the pictures are the same size, not so great if the new picture is smaller.
This is an easy fix. You can cover up the old picture first with some construction paper or old wrapping paper. Or use glitter markers to cover over the part of the old picture that will be showing or even some Washi Tape or Duct Tape. Yes, Duct Tape comes in fancy styles now. The Washi or Duct tape becomes a frame for your new picture. Or, if you don’t have a new picture, but want to write a new goal, you’ll be able to do that right on the tape with a permanent marker.
Your Goals Have Changed
Sometimes that happens. Suppose you had goals lined up for getting promoted at work and either the company closed or you left the company to pursue a different career. Now your goals don’t line up with your vision board. Or you’ve decided you’re going to add in some new ones. You might even realize that you didn’t set the right goals, so you need to change some things out. In this case, checking goals off that you didn’t meet or that aren’t appropriate right now isn’t the right way to go. It might make you feel like you’re cheating, which in turn can lead you away from using the vision board. Better to change them out. And if enough of them need to be changed, it might be time to remake the vision board. No worries. You’ve done it once, you’ll be able to do it again.
If you’re going to remake your vision board, you have choices. You can either start over from scratch with a new portable vision board using the Moleskine Japanese Album. Or if you want to wait until the new year to start a new book, then you can try redoing the book by adding in some new pictures like above. With a lot of changes, though, it might get sloppy. Another option would be to make a vision board on some cardboard. While this means it won’t be portable anymore, you’d still be able to see your new goals every day.
Personally, I’m in the first situation. Some of my goals have changed and some have been met already even some met sooner than planned. Not enough to need a new vision board, but enough to make some changes in order to keep it current. What about you? Do you need to update your portable vision board?