Vision Boards – What is Goal setting and Why is it Important?

Goal setting and Vision Boards are what we use to create the magic, the magic believing in yourself if you can do that you can make anything happen.
vision board 1We do need to make a special vision board and use time management for goal setting. Write down our goals, speak about them to make the magic happen. We can have vision boards for health, vision boards for business, in fact any aspect of our life. They can be specific or general.

Believing yourself

The Magic believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Imagine what your perfect future life will be like, if that is what you want, put it onto your vision board.

Maybe it’s to become debt free, give up smoking, lose weight, travel, have an amazing holiday overseas.

Work out what it is you want to set as a Goal, think about how you will achieve this goal and add pictures to your Vision board.

If you believe you can change and or have these things, you are already going in the right direction.

It is time to turn those dreams into reality.

never stop dreaming   I don’t know how I am going to do this, but I am going to do it!

Vision Board

Get yourself a large piece of card, or a cork board, in fact you can use anything that inspires you as your base, I use the painters card from paint shop that you use when trying out colors, its cheap and easy to hang on the wall with blue tack.

vision boards for business

Find pictures, photos, quotes, sayings, make your own lists up, it is a bit like scrap booking. Gather all your materials together and start placing them on your board. The board doesn’t have to be a piece of art work, it is your personal journey board and will change as you cross off your list or achievements.

When your Vision Board is set out you can begin to set up your goals to achieve each dream on your board.

Your Goals

What is Goal setting and Why is it Important?

You will need to write down your goals and speak them out loud. This helps you work out what the goal is to be and the steps needed to achieve the goal. If it is pay off a debt – write I will pay off my debt of $2000, giving a definite amount, if saving for a trip, the amount of money needed, $4800 for a trip to Europe.

travel board

You can have as many goals as you want

  • Write each of your goals in 2 or 3 sentences
  • Write exactly what needs to be achieved.
  • then work backwards to put in the steps required to get the result.
  • Give each goal a start date.
  • Give each goal a completion date.

Why are these goals important?

This is your reality check, often we have goals we desire, but are not willing to put the effort in to accomplish. So do these goals you have listed and put on your vision board really matter to you?

  • Why does it matter to you?
  • How will achieving the goal affect your life?

Now it is time to get S.M.A.R.T.

SMART checklist

The S.M.A.R.T. Checklist.

This is a checklist used in business and coaching to check each goal is well-defined, will be achievable and give something tangible to work towards, to accomplish.

S: SPECIFIC

Is the goal clearly written?

M: MEASURABLE

Does the goal answer the questions of how many, how much and/or how often?

A: ACHIEVABLE

Can you achieve the goal by the target date? Do you have the resources needed to achieve the goal? Are the results expected realistic?

R: RELEVANT

Does the goal make a difference to your life, or an improvement in your life?

T: TIME-BOUND

Does the goal state a clear and specific date?

In Conclusion

There are a few important things to remember so you accomplish your goals.

goal setting examples

A specific start and completion date is important for each goal. When you do not put specific dates to a goal you are not going to complete it. As it is open-ended, therefore doomed to fail.

There needs to be steps for reaching your goal laid out. This makes you think logically about what the goal entails and helps you break it down into smaller and easier parts that need to be done leading up to the completion.

Many people fail in their goals because they don’t take the time to think of what problems they may encounter. Every goal has a few obstacles that can send you off track. Listing those potential problems, issues and complications helps keeps them fresh in your mind so you can avoid any issues.

 

If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment I would be pleased to hear from you

You can contact me via email  at  myselfimprovement101@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Vision Boards – What is Goal setting and Why is it Important?”

  1. Your post is well written but you need to fix some errors and clean up some spacing issues. “I” needs to be capitalized. Fix the writing in the picture at top. There is a quote that you forgot the first notation on. These easy fixes will make it look more visually appealing and indent the bullets. I hope this helps.

    Oh and thank you the article gave me some great pointers on creating a vision boards for my goals and health.

    1. Thank you Tami, for taking the time to read and give constructive comment, I really appreciate that.
      I will be going back over my site and rechecking it.

  2. Hi Sheryl
    You have inspired me to give the Vision Board a go! I often have thoughts or ideas about what I would like to do or achieve and have never taken the time to write them down, hence years later, they are still just…. thoughts!

    1. Thanks for the comment Michelle, I hope you make your vision boards.
      Keep it small and simple for the first one then as you reach the little goals
      the big ones will follow.
      Let me know when you make your vision board.
      Onward and upward to your success
      Sheryl

  3. Hi Sheryl,
    I love reading your blogs but have noticed you have been away for a little bit. Come back soon with more inspiring articles/ blogs. 🙂
    Fiona

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