Resolutions are great, vision boards are better

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

It's mid-January (already?). By now we've all made our resolutions and/or completed our goal setting. Life happens though and before you know it, your vision becomes a bit blurry and eventually forgotten. It's happened to me before.

What can you do? Resolutions are great, vision boards are better! I've always been a fan of visualization, I am a list-maker, I Pinterest and I've even had a house in my fridge for some time. Visualizing my goals helps me accomplish them. It's a powerful motivator - if you haven't tried it yet, you should.

It can be as simple as posting a picture of a slimmer you on your fridge if you are trying to lose weight or taking a picture of your dream home and displaying it on your desk if buying a home is your big goal of the year.*

Vision boards keep your eye on the price! If you can dream it, you can make it happen!

The first step is to define your goals if you haven't done so already. Next, cut out pictures of things, symbols and/or quotes that represent a specific goal and last, but not least, include a picture of yourself. You can use a good ol' fashioned poster board or create a photo-collage online (don't forget to print that one out).

It's important that you display your vision board somewhere where you will see it daily. Sticking it into drawer won't work, neither will hiding it under a stack of paperwork. You need to be able to see your vision/goals to stay on track. Better yet, take 5 minutes a day to internalize your vision. Look at your vision board and picture yourself there already: the thinner you, yourself in your new office after that promotion, with the keys to your new home in hand...

What's my vision for 2014? Achieving a better work-life balance: creating lots of happy memories with my girls, a trip to the beach, taking the time to work on my hobby, eating healthier, collecting more thank yous, continuing to pursue my passion and building my niche - vintage homes in the Silver Spring, MD area.

This is my vision board for 2014. I've ordered a print and will hang it above my desk in my home office:   

Vision Board

Resolutions are great, vision boards are better. If you can dream it, you can make it happen! 

*If it is and you are looking in Montgomery or Howard County, MD, I would love to help you turn your dream into an address.

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Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.




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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

I like that it's focused: many vision boards I've done in the past have had TOO much stuff on them. Thanks - very timely for me!

Jan 15, 2014 09:59 AM #1
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Andrea, Excellent way to keep what is important to you and the girls out in front. Knowing you, you will make those dreams come true.

Jan 15, 2014 10:17 AM #2
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Andrea. I am with you on this one. I am working on updating my Vision Board this week. Thanks for the reminder.

Jan 15, 2014 11:16 AM #3
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

I'm really good with piling things onto my plate Carol! But it's not helpful when you are trying to achieve a balance. So this year I'm focused on smaller goals that will bring big results.

Thank you Margaret! Now if only I could figure out a way to bottle up those giggles!

You are welcome Jerry. Please do share.

Jan 16, 2014 12:43 AM #4
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Andrea, love the idea of getting it printed and hanging it as aposter.  Makes it so permanent!  Seems you're off to a good start this year!

Jan 16, 2014 02:12 AM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Andrea, I'm wih you smaller goals that will bring big the way to go!

Jan 16, 2014 12:15 PM #6
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

It's a daily reminder what I'm focused on and what really matters Silvia.

It's all about balance for me this year Rebecca. I love being a REALTOR but I don't want to be too busy making a living that I forget to live my life with my girls.



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