Do you set goals for yourself? What are your goals for the next 12 months? How about 3 years from now? 5 years? 10 years? What are your aspirations that you look toward coming true?
It sure sounds simple enough, right? Pick a goal, dream big, and it will magically happen. If only achieving goals were as easy as daydreaming, we’d all be successful, lean, Olympic gold medalists, right?
Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and sticking them on poster board, collage style? It turns out our art teachers of the world might be onto something.
Vision boards are all about positive thinking and channeling the power of the subconscious. Want to achieve a specific goal? Basically, the board is supposed to spark your creativity, focusing your thoughts on the goal you want to accomplish.
So how do you make one? The simplest approach to creating a vision board is to cut out pictures and make them into a collage. Images can come from anywhere you draw inspiration, such as magazines, photographs, newspapers, and even everyday objects.
Where do i put my vision board? Vision boards are best placed somewhere that is highly visible to you. You are, after all, hoping to create an imprint of the vision in your mind. You need to be able to see your vision board often. Hence, refrain from hiding it in an obscure corner.
My vision board is above my desk. I spend most of my days there working so what better place is there to hang it. Not only this but i have a photo of my board open at all times on my computer. Every time i start up my computer, that is the first thing i see.
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland
“You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.” – Zig Ziglar
The Benefits of Setting Goals
• Give you the ‘big picture’ direction you want your life to take
• Help keep you organised and focused
• Build self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment
• Help you achieve success more efficiently and in less time
• Make the small day to day tasks more meaningful
Before beginning the process of setting goals, know that you deserve success and that it is achievable for anyone who puts his/her mind to it.
Your goals don’t need to be massive, it’s the little things that make a big difference.
Plan, organise and prioritise your goals in smaller, more manageable chunks. If you look at everything you want to achieve all at once, you might find it daunting and overwhelming, so it’s best to organise and prioritise your goals. Instead, devise a workable plan for each item you want to accomplish.
Really, the biggest obstacle to overcome here is you. You don’t want to wake up in 10 years and think to yourself, “What if I had just gone after my dreams during those brief 30-minute lunch breaks when I was younger?” Because even if it doesn’t work out, don’t you owe it to yourself to look in the mirror and confidently say, “You know what, I gave it my best half-hearted shot”?
Remember, review, update and revise your goals on a regular basis to ensure they are still relevant to you. Doing so also keeps you on track and taking the appropriate steps and actions.
Thanks for reading!
I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Quote of the blog... “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” ― Jim Rohn
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