For two (2) years straight, I noticed a trend on social media where people were talking about creating vision boards. I was expecting the same trend this year but I didn’t see as much. It made me wonder whether people got tired of creating vision boards because they didn’t get the results or it’s just the normal human reaction of following the trend without having a deep understanding of what it is to have a vision board.
Have you created your vision board for 2019? I don’t know about you but for me creating my vision board is a non-negotiable exercise I go through every year. It’s non-negotiable because it is not something I give a thought and let it slide. It’s something I commit to creating whether I feel like it or not.[Read: 3 Free e-Commerce Platforms to List Your Products and Grow Your Business]
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is simply a board that contains your vision for a given period. It could be made with a foam board, paper or wooden board. Other items you need to create a vision board are markers/pen, sticky notes/paper, glue (optional) and magazine clippings (optional). The most important thing about a vision board is that it must reflect your vision, must be placed in a visible spot and must be straight to the point. Think of it as a guide that leads you to your destination.
Why Creating a Vision Board a Non-negotiable Exercise
Creating a vision board is a non-negotiable exercise because writing down one’s goals is the first step to achieving them. Once you create a vision board that you see daily, it stirs you into action. As you achieve major milestones, you are even encouraged to do more. Living life without a sense of direction is a disaster and one of the ways you can stay on track is by creating a vision board. When I started getting results with my own vision boards, I started teaching others how to do the same. The testimonials I receive from the people I teach are confirmations as to how powerful it is to create vision boards.[Read: How to Standout in the Marketplace in 2019]
How to Create a Vision Board
Now that you know the importance of creating a vision board, it’s time to learn how to create one. Please note, there is no right or wrong way. The most important thing about a vision board is that the things you post on it reflect your end goals. Also, do not put too many things on your vision board. It is better to have six (6) goals that you can achieve than to have fifty (50) goals that you can’t achieve.
Here’s how I recommend that you create your vision board as a business owner. You do not have to follow it. You can come up with your own way. The most important thing is getting the vision board done.
- Write down four (4) major goals you want to achieve in your business in 2019. Each one to be achieved by the end of every quarter.
- Once you have those (4) major goals, create three (3) minor goals for each month of the quarter. You should have a total of twelve (12) minor goals for the entire year.
- Each month has four (4) weeks, write down the steps you need to take per week to help you reach your minor goals for the month and then for the quarter.
- Post your sticky notes or glue your cut-out paper on the board
- Hang your board where you can see it daily
- Bingo! You are done.
The vision board is a simple exercise. It will give you a sense of purpose and even confidence. As the year goes by and you are able to see concrete ways in which you are making progress, it makes you want to achieve more. Please note, vision board though great, does not absolve you of the need to have solid plans of implementation. You need to have a detailed plan on how you plan to achieve your goals. Without a detailed plan, your vision board will be just another item that gathers dust n your space. If you create your vision board after reading this piece, you can send a picture of your board to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading? Have you created your vision board? What’s your experience like? Kindly leave a comment below and remember to share this post with a friend.