Can you believe that 2021 is just around the corner? 2020 was definitely an unforgettable year one for the books and I think that we’re all ready to turn the page.
In 2015 I started writing down my goals for the year, reading self-improvement books, and making vision boards. I love writing everything down to track my achievements but also to see how I evolved as a person throughout the years. Continue reading to find out how I organize my goals and vision board.
To download a copy of my Goal Sheet, click the link below.
I like to set goals in different aspects of my life, because it’s very important to keep a balance. When writing down your goals, it is vital that the goals are specific and quantitative. Below is the correct and incorrect way to write your goals. It’s extremely important that your goal can be easily measured.
- I will lose weight and get in shape. – Incorrect
- I will lose 10 pounds by working out four times a week.- Correct
Here are the categories that I use to classify my goals:
- Career & Business
- Family & Relationships
- Money & Investments
- Health & Fitness
- Personal & Professional Development
- Recreation & Free Time
- Social & Community
- Inner Peace & Development
I break down my goals into yearly, semi-annually, quarterly, monthly, and weekly. When starting to actually work towards your goals, I like to work backwards. Think of your goal then figure out what the first step should be and use that as your starting point.
Vision boards are perfect for those of us who need a visual. I personally like to make my vision board digitally and I set it as my home screen on my cell phone. I know a lot of people like something a little more tangible and can use a poster board and cut out some visuals from magazines or Pinterest. Either way works as long as it’s in a place that you’re constantly staring at.
At the end of the year/ month period it’s important to look back and reflect on what you have achieved and what still needs a little work on. I like to share my goals with my close friend as a way to keep me accountable and on track.