How to Make a Digital Vision Board in 5 Simple Steps


Last weekend, I went to the Hawaii Auto Show here in Honolulu. There were shiny models from all of the major car dealerships on the island, including some sports car brands I had never seen up close and in person before, like Ferrari! Now, I’m not much of a car enthusiast, but sitting in the driver’s seat of all those luxury cars helped me visualize what MY ideal car would be. And as you can see below, I now have a black BMW convertible on my digital vision board!

What is a digital vision board and why should you create one?

A digital vision board is a collection of images that represent your desired future in an online format. The two biggest benefits of digital vision boards is that you can take them with you wherever you go and they take less time to create than the traditional physical vision board. You can make as many versions you want for as many goals as you want!

In my case, I have a physical vision board that represents my ideal life as a whole and then I use digital vision boards to visualize each specific area in more depth. I love being able to have my digital vision board stored on my phone and my laptop so I can look at them at any time of the day.

Because so many of us stay glued to our smartphones and computers, digital vision boards provide a very effective way to “keep your eye on the prize” and stay focused on what you need to do so you can get to where you want to be.

Here’s how you can make your own digital vision boards and use them as inspiration to reach every major goal you have for your life.

Home and Car Vision Board

Step 1:

Write down one of the big goals you have for your life that you want to start working on right now. Be specific as possible! Your goal can be in the areas of lifestyle & fun, career & work, money & finances, health & wellness, family & friends, love & romance or personal growth and spirituality.  In my digital vision board above, I chose to visualize some of the big goals I have for the lifestyle & fun area of my life. I’d like to purchase a beachfront condo here in Hawaii in the next few years. I’d also like to have a nice car to ride around in when I want to explore the other areas of the island!

Step 2:

Choose a few images that represent your specific goal. These should be actual pictures of what you want that you can find on the internet and save to your computer. For my latest digital vision board, I researched the exact condo property in Waikiki that I wanted to live in. I downloaded the photos directly from their website! Same thing with the car. I simply went online and searched for “BMW convertible” and found the beauty you see above.

Step 3:

Create your digital vision board at no cost using PicMonkey or PicStitch (smartphone app for iPhone and Android) to make a collage of your images. You can also use Pinterest to build a board around a specific goal, especially for travel! Finally, also has a free web-based application called O Dream Board to help you build an online collection of inspiring images.

Step 4:

Save the final version of your digital vision board to your computer and make it your screensaver. If you have a smartphone, also be sure to save the image as your wallpaper so that you can look at your board every time you pick up your phone.

Step 5:

This is the most important step of all.  You have to start thinking about your goal every morning when you wake up and right before you go to bed. In this way, you will get used to the idea of experiencing your desired future, even if it’s only in your mind for now.

Further reading: How to Create a Vision Board: 6 Steps to Visualize Your Ideal Life

Leave a comment: What kinds of images represent the specific goal that you’re working on right now?

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  1. I made my first vision board about a month ago, I really needed a new computer for school so I put a picture of the one I wanted (13 MacBook Pro) on the board. The computer is $1,300 and I am only sixteen and didn’t have enough money or know how to make that much before school started. About 2 weeks after having the picture on my vision board my mom out of the blue agreed to help me buy the exact computer. We went to the apple store today and I was able to buy it!

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  3. I really liked this post! I’ve attempted to do virtual vision boards in the past and never really stuck with them. This has a lot to do with my lack of clarity around how I want my life to look. I remember when I first found out about your 30 day program around re-thinking your life, my ideal life changed almost every day! This was back in 2011 when I had NO idea what I wanted to do with my life, or with myself.

    Now I have a lot more clarity, particularly as it pertains to my career, at the very least. :D

    I should try again now, though.