Do you have a vision board for 2016?
Every year, I like to review the year that is coming to a close and create a vision for the year ahead. When I was in high school, I wish I had known more about goal setting. I knew about creating goals, but I was short on fully understanding what setting goals could do for me and my life.
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb
Just like a goal without action is a dream.
For 2016, my word for the year is going to be ACTION. I’m committing to taking action on my goals, not just writing them out and making them look pretty.
One of the fun things I learned about in 2015 was Vision Boards – an actual board with visuals of your goals, dreams, aspirations.
How to create a vision board for 2016:
The visuals can be from magazine cut outs, hand lettering, taped pieces, whatever your heart desires. The point is to create a board with your life’s vision on it. Post the board somewhere you’ll see it frequently, so that you can be reminded what you’re working towards and see what progress you’ve made.
The vision board serves as a visual reminder of what you want to make happen.
In order to make those things happen, of course, action must be taken. That makes the difference between a dream and a goal. Make it happen!
Items to include on your vision board as a high school student:
- dream college/university
- dream career
- dream car
- dream house
- dream vacation
- personal goals
- school goals – earn 4.0 GPA, honor roll, participate in a new club
- health goals – take a daily vitamin, go on daily walks, workout with friends
- relationship goals – check in with parents daily, plan date night with BF, plan a girls trip with best friends
- activities you want to take up – yoga, crossfit, painting, knitting, etc.
- habits you want to form – regular workouts, no phone after 10pm, spending more time with family and friends
The sky is really the limit when it comes to creating a vision board for your year and for your life. The great thing about the vision board is that you can update it as your goals evolve, create a fresh one each year, and it’s a wonderful keepsake to see your progress towards your goals and lifelong vision.