Planning for 2021
GET CLEAR ON YOUR BIG GOALS WITH A VISION BOARD
If there's one thing that keeps people stuck, it's a lack of clarity.
Maybe you've recently lost your job, or you just know you want to quit your current job and start up your own business. You've got a great idea, and the prospect of being your own boss is exciting. You know you can do it, but you aren't clear on what steps to take.
Maybe you want to take an exotic vacation, but you aren't sure where to go - or how to make it happen.
Maybe you want to "get more organized", but every time you look at the mess you're already worn out, so you simply sigh and continue living with it.
Or maybe you want to grow your business in 2021, but you aren't even sure what that means.
The truth is, with such ambiguous "goals" as these, in 5 or 10 years, you'll still be stuck right where you are right now. It's time to define your dreams and visions for work and home with a vision board.
How Vision Boards Work
A vision board is a planning tool that allows you to unleash your creativity and dream big (the only way to dream) in a tangible format. By collecting images that represent your biggest goals and keeping them in sight, you'll be better able to focus on the next steps to take to reach them.
Not only that, but vision boards can serve to keep you inspired when boredom or frustration strikes (it's inevitable, let's face it), and remind you of why you're working so hard when all you want to do is take a nap.
How to Make a Vision Board
Creating a vision board is easy - and fun! You can create yours with poster board or corkboard, and art materials like pictures from magazines. You can also go digital, using one of many online apps, Pinterest, Microsoft OneNote, Evernote, or Trello.
While digital boards are definitely more portable, physical boards are often more inspiring. There's just something about engaging all your senses that makes a tangible vision board more effective.
To create your board, start by collecting images that represent your biggest goals and dreams. Cut-out pictures from your ideal vacation spot, your dream house, someone speaking to a sold-out audience or leading a Bible study, a well-organized home, or a dollar figure representing your desired bank account balance. These are are all good ways to visualize your goals, so choose what you want and add them to your new vision board.
Words Matter - Be Positive
Next, be sure to include phrases, affirmations, and quotes that inspire you and keep you going even when things get tough. Sometimes a few words of wisdom from someone you admire is all it takes to get you back on track after a rough spot.
Finally, remember this: your vision board isn't set in stone. It will change with your dreams and goals. You will achieve some and remove them from your board to make room for biggest and better dreams. You will decide some don't matter so much anymore, and you'll trade them for others. It's your vision, and it's completely up to you what dreams you choose to follow.
2020 has been a year of change for everybody. Consider new possibilities, and never, ever give up on your dreams!
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