As you create your audacious goals and plans, consider these inspirational vision board quotes.

They are incredibly motivating sayings that make you want to be a better version of yourself. It’s time to dream big friends.

What Should I Write on My Vision Board?

A vision board is a simple collection of images, clear goals, quotes, and inspiring affirmations that represent how you want your life to look. And it’s such an amazing tool to create the life you want.

*Read more about how to make a vision board HERE (+ free template)

A great board helps you focus, gives you a clear purpose, and reminds you of why you’re doing the hard things.

But where do we find the words just right for us? Look no further!

Today’s quotes are broken into the following categories:

  • Get Clear on Your Path
  • Dream Big
  • Get Your Mindset Right
  • Just Get Started
  • Do the Work
  • Continue Even When It’s Hard

Use these positive words alongside your images and personalized goals to anchor your dream board!

Get Clear on Your Path Quotes

The first step to a vision board, is deciding where you need to go. These quotes will motivate you to begin.

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“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”– Francis Chan

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“At any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how my story will end.” – Christine Mason Miller

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– Lolly Daskal

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”– Denis Watiley

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”– Robin Sharma

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life. Robin Sharma quotes about vision boards

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”– Abraham Lincoln

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?” – Brian Tracy (a great question for defining your path)

*For a family dream board, check out these amazing family goals examples!

Dream Big Vision Board Quotes

The only limitations you have are the ones you’ve placed on yourself. Time to break free.

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“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”– Stuart Scott

“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.” – Steven Wright

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!” – Audrey Hepburn

“If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.”– Anonymous

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”– Vincent van Gogh

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”– W. Clement Stone

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”– Anatole France

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.– Mark Twain

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.” – Marianne Williamson

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis vision board quotes

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt vision board sayings

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” – Michael Phelps

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

“Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears.”– Bobby Unser

“Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

 “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“This is a reminder to you to create your own rule book, and live your life the way you want it.” – Reese Evans

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”– Thomas Jefferson

Need help dreaming big? Use this post: Easy Ways to Begin Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Inspirational Quotes to Get Your Mindset Right

Our mindset determines our destiny. The greatest friend or enemy to our dreams is in our head.

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“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”– Henry David Thoreau

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you're halfway there dream board quotes - Theodore Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” – Winston Churchill

“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” – Earl Nightingale

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford vision board quotes

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”Norman Vincent Peale

“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.– Maya Angelou

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

*Cultivate optimism with these inspiring gratitude quotes!

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” —Plutarch

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“If you continue to think the way you’ve always thought, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.” – Kevin Trudeau

“Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.’ – A.C. Benson

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers vision board quotes

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“If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

“On my own I will just create and if it works, it works. And if it doesn’t, I’ll just create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers. – Socrates

Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.” – Ken Poirot

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.”– Laird Hamilton

Just Get Started Motivational Quotes

Often, it’s beginning the journey that is the toughest part. So, take that first step, no matter how small it may be.

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.”– Barbara Baron

“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Vision board quote by Arthur Ashe

“The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” George Herbert

“One day or day one. You decide.” – Unknown

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.” – Orrin Woodward

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“There are two kinds of people in this world; those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.”– John C. Maxwell

“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

Do the Work Required for Greatness Quotes

In the end, it all boils down to whether you’re willing to put in the work.

vision board quotes to do the work

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“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

“Hold the vision, trust the process.” – Unknown

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

“You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.”  – Unknown

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”– Vidal Sassoon

“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.’” – Leah Busque

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is.”– Dragos Roua

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedo

“Nothing will work unless you do.”– Maya Angelou

“Your focus determines your reality.” – George Lucas

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

“Do the best you can. No one can do more than that.” – John Wooden

“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded there.” – Dr. Wayne D. Dyer

“Every successful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him.” ― K’wan

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

“Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise.” – Frank Ocean

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There is no such thing as life in-between.”– Pat Riley

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”– Thomas J. Watson

When It’s Hard Vision Board Sayings

When the going gets tough, these quotes will lead you through.

do it even when it's hard dream board quotes

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

“The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is how high you raise your foot.”– Benny Lewis

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. – Rosa Parks

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”– Harriet Beecher Stow

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher vision board quotes

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” – Buddha

*Practice letting go with this brain dump or learning how to meditate.

 “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“I never lose. Either I win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

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“For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”– Joe Kennedy

“You don’t drown by falling in water; you drown by staying there.”– Robert Collier

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”– David Brinkley

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”– Proverb

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”– Thomas Edison

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”– unknown

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker

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Something to Consider With Vision Board Quotes

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That’s it! I hope you enjoy these fantastic vision board quotes to use for your 2021 life goals and dreams.

Tell me, what are your favorite inspirational vision board quotes? And what other positive words do you like to use?

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