Happy New Year! For most of us, the New Year is a time for goal setting and making at least one New Year’s resolution. However, most people will never achieve these goals. In fact, by February, the vast majority of people have given up on or completely forgotten their New Year’s resolutions altogether.
One of the best ways to stay focused on your goals is to create a vision board. A vision board is simply a collage of your goals. I create at least one annually.
Cut pictures from your favorite magazines, newspapers and printed from the Internet that mean something to you (emotional triggers)
Put pictures of yourself/family/friends/staff achieving goals. For instance, if you want to go on a safari and have included a picture of a jeep on safari on your board, paste yourself in the driver’s seat of that jeep!
Remember to include images that represent your spiritual, health, relationship, business and entertainment goals.
Partner up! If you are married, create a single vision board with your spouse!
If you have advisors or mentors, don’t forget to put them on your board.
Focus on creating your board from the perspective of already achieving goals versus from a place of “wanting” to achieve goals. If you focus on achieving rather than achieved, you will keep attracting the need to achieve.
Hang your board somewhere where you will see it daily. Examples of excellent places would be in your bedroom, in your closet or in your private office. Do not hang your vision board anywhere where you will be required to explain or defend your goals.
Leave a little space so that you can add more images and words as needed throughout the year; building on your vision.
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals."
—by Melody Beattie