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:
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.