Made a New Year’s resolution you didn’t keep?
We’ve all done it. My Orangetheory was packed last week then my girlfriend called because she couldn’t get into yoga with everyone signing up. We talked about how much quieter things would be in a few weeks as people fell off their resolutions.
We set these goals for ourselves with the BEST intentions but a few weeks later find ourselves back where we were. Or perhaps, we keep some but fail at others.
When I went to make my 2019 resolutions it finally hit me why we struggle so much.
We make our resolutions without thinking about the bigger reason we’re making them in the first place. We don’t put them in the context of our bigger life goals.
Most of us have a general idea what we want from life in terms of family, relationship, career, etc. But are we really that clear?
I listened to several books on personal growth last year and a common theme was the importance of having a ‘Vision Board’ for your life- a clear visual picture of where you want to ultimately end up.
I guess it makes sense right? We have to know where we’re going in order to actually get there. This weekend I finally made my own little board which put below. Once I had it in place, making my 2019 resolutions became a lot easier. Finally my 2019 money goals are part of a bigger financial plan and this year’s career goals are stepping stones to my ultimate dream job.
So if your Vision Board is the place you want to end up, New Year’s goals are steps to get there. Now there’s a bigger purpose beyond just ‘getting in shape’ or ‘getting more sleep’.
Post your vision board where you’ll see it every day. Some people put it on the back door of their closet where only they can see it. Mine is hanging on the wall above my desk.
PowerPoint is what worked for mine (lol!) but I know a lot of people enjoy getting more crafty.
Best of luck crushing your ’19 goals- and more importantly the bigger life goals driving them! I’m here to cheer you on every step of the way if I can.
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Photos c/o N. Mickle Photography