Are vision boards truly something that will help your goals and dreams come to life?
When I started working for Oxford, my boss, who is amazing, shared with me that he has been making vision boards for, not only his career, but for all his aspirations in life. We were driving to Grandbury, TX (a couple hours outside of Dallas) and he shared how everything he put on his vision board has come to fruition. My boss is also very steadfast in his faith, making his line of thinking even more concrete for me.
Needless to say, I took his challenge to make my own vision board. Please note: I am one of the least crafty people I know. If my sister lived near me, I would have paid her to make my vision board. It’s not the coolest vision board around, but making it myself was crucial to feeling pumped up to make everything come to life.
So how did I make it and what did I include?
1. I wrote out 5-6 areas in my life and career that I hope to accomplish.
The areas I focused on are: Faith, Career, Giving, Writing/Hobbies, Relationships & Health
Under each category I carefully detailed the steps I need to take to get there. Example: under faith – I made bullet points of the areas I need to grow – prayer, community, reading the Word, and making God my first go-to, before talking with family about issues. Now, of course, I didn’t throw all of that on my vision board, but writing it down serves as a reminder every time I look at the canvas in my office about what I need to do in order to accomplish my goals.
2. I bought a cute cork board and push pins to use for my vision board.
I also bought magazines for visuals and quotes to stick on there. I put a picture of the places I want to travel if I hit my sales goal. There is a picture of Israel and I promised myself if I hit my Q4 goal I would take that trip. Goal hit. Israel trip booked. Every time I look at that picture, it reminds me that hard work pays off.
3. I pieced the board together and placed it in my home office.
I hung this board in a place where I see it every day. Duh, right? I add to it when something comes to mind. I just added a camera I want, but won’t purchase until I hit my next goal. It has me working my butt off to get there so I can reward myself.
Another recent addition is a picture of an orphanage that I want to continue to support, in a greater capacity. This is huge, because it keeps my faith and personal growth in check. God is more concerned with what I give back to his kingdom than the Canon camera I want for my Israel trip.
So, what are you waiting for?! Go to HomeGoods and Target to get your goodies and start envisioning your dreams!