Golfing at the Durban Country Club, Durban, South Africa

One of my goals of 2020 was to design a vision board. I have been meaning to do this for years. Today, while seated at the Library, doing a thesis that gives me mental paralysis, I had to default to the easier task of creating the vision board.

A vision board is a pictorial representation of your dreams and aspirations. The more audacious, the better. A vision board should have BHAGs – BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOALS.

If your dreams do nos scare you, then they are not big enough.

There are many great tools for creating a magnificent vision board. The most basic one, taking picture cut-outs of what you want to be, or see, and sticking them where the light shines near your face. Like your bedroom, or sturdy.

Now, being a techie, a tech tool came in handy. I used Trello, by Atlassian, a list-making application that allows users to create their task boards with several columns and move the tasks between them. Trello has a great web based tool, and also Android’s Google Play app, and iOS App Store.

I made the vision board public. I arranged my BHAGs into several categories

  • Life goals (isn’t everything listed below a life goal? This seems repetition)
  • Technology company strategy
  • Health
  • Education
  • Spiritual
  • Family
  • Investment
  • Leadership
  • Charity and Giving

The categories are not perfect. The beauty with Trello, you can rename categories, drag cards across categories, archive irrelevant dreams (cards) and even delete them. You can add new categories, and add cards for those categories. It is very flexible.

How can I make my own Vision Board?

The reason I made my Vision Board public is so that you can copy it, modify, stretch, shrink, and adopt it to your own needs. The process is simple.

  • Head over to trello.com and get an account.
  • Then open the Vision board
  • Click “… Show Menu” on the top right of Trello, the “…More”, the select “Convert to Board”
  • Now, on your boards, you will see the Vision Board board 🙂
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