Many people create a vision board, hang it up, and never think about it again. The pictures are pretty but not what they really want or are so vague that one can’t remember what goal it was supposed to represent. That’s not how vision boards work and since it’s coming to the halfway point of the year, it’s time to do a midyear goal check and find out if your vision board is helping you meet your goals.
A year from now, you will wish you started today.Karen Lamb
We first need to review our vision board and goals and figure out what works and what doesn’t.
- What have you achieved?
- What challenges or obstacles came up?
- Are your goals still relevant or did changes happen this year?
- What have you learned?
- Do you need to change some goals?
- What can you do differently?
- Are there too many big-picture goals and not enough specific goals that are relevant to this year?
- Are you where you expected to be and if not, why?
- Should you let go of a goal that’s dragging you down? (Is it really a goal that you want to meet?)
Time to sit down and review your goals. Are they goals that you want or that someone else wants for you? Did you include big picture or lifetime goals on your vision board without including steps on how to get there?
Look at the whole vision board. Did you use the pictures and words that mean the most to you? Did you create a vision board that fits your vision board style? If you’re a kinesthetic learner who likes to manipulate things did you create a vision board with doors and flaps to move? Or did you put a lot of affirmations that you just read, which are more appropriate for auditory learners?
Do you need to adjust your vision board or do you create an entirely new one? It’s ok if you do. If you just need to make a few updates, you can remove some pictures or glue new pictures over them. But if too many things need to be changed, maybe it’s better to create a new vision board. There’s nothing wrong with creating a new one. I do it often. Make sure your vision board is helping you meet your goals.