I know what you're thinking.
This New Years Resolution-type post is coming in a month late. That's because I wanted to wait until all the cliquey "10 ways to start your New Year off right" articles were gone! Shall we dive in?
I've always been a goal-setting geek. Setting clearly defined goals has paved the way for me to accomplish more each week, regardless of the outcomes. Whenever I create a new goal, I have always tried to find a way to visually represent that.
For instance, because I committed to running a marathon on May 2, 2015, I wrote that commitment out and stuck it in my security badge for work. Now, every time I go in and out of the office, I'm reminded that my actions this week should correlate with that goal: running. (Even if I don't feel like it!)
Similarly, many people have taken a liking to creating a vision board as a bird's eye view of their goals. Being able to see what they are aiming towards, it provides them guidance and acts as an inspirational or gentle reminder of what they said they wanted in their life. Oftentimes, you may see these goals of accomplishment actualized through pictures of a dream house, car, or spankin' new suit.
Sample Vision Board
This year, I revolutionized my vision board by taking a different approach.
If you notice, my vision board is entirely packed with people.
Because I spend so much time with people, I almost can't help but notice how amazing people are! And I don't mean that in a fluffy "let's love everybody for their entire being" type of way. I mean that everybody has that one character trait or attitude that I could only dream of one day exemplifying.
That being said, I've gone through all my favourite people in the world (friends, mentors, pastors, colleagues, authors, artists, etc.) and picked out the one thing I respect most about them, the one thing they do better than anyone else I know.
As time progresses, my vision is to be more like the greatest parts of my community.
To give you a quick glimpse...
Here is my invitation.
1. Take a few minutes this weekend and think about who you look up to the most in your life. What do you respect most about them? What are their best attributes? Where can you learn from them?
2. Go crazy making a collage! I combined words, phrases, ideas and concepts and took their coolest FB profile picture.
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