Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012? Yep, I'm ready...

Oprah, oh how I love thee. You have made the task of mapping out my yearly goals so much simpler with this handy dandy Dreamboard tool on your website. There's a reason you're a billionaire, you know...LOL.

Keeping a vision board (in some form or fashion) is something that I've done for the last several years, and corny as it may seem, it really is effective. Having a visual of the things that you hope to accomplish not only serves as a constant reminder of your goals, but I find that it also serves as an accountability tool. Its so easy to make resolutions at the start of the year, only to abandon them by springtime. I've found that looking at my goals in words and pictures several times a day helps me focus my thinking, and evaluate whether the activities I'm engaging in on a daily basis are bringing me closer to my dreams, or hindering my progress.

For some people, the process of setting goals can be overwhelming. Where do you even start? How do you know what to focus on first? For me, dividing my life into five big areas (health, career, finances, spirituality, and relationships), and setting a goal for each one is the best way to make sure I'm focusing on the things in my life that are truly important. And when I do cross a milestone or realize that I'm making progress towards the things on my board, I find some small way to celebrate, just to keep myself motivated.

So now that my electronic board is complete (I use it as the desktop background on my laptop and home desktop), its time to start working on the one that I hang in my bedroom. The more reminders I have to keep me on track, the better. 2012 is almost here, and its time to put my best productive foot forward.

*In my Waka Flacka voice* OH LET'S DO IT! ;-)


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