I love spending time mapping out my goals, actions, and ideas for the upcoming year. But I learned long ago that simply writing them out and putting them in a drawer put me at a distinct disadvantage. With so many distractions and "shiny objects", it was easy to take scenic paths and lose my way.
About 5 years ago, I changed my process. Instead of shoving my well-thought out goals into a drawer or file folder, I posted them where I see them every day. And even if I'm not actually looking at them, my subconscious still sees them. It has made a huge difference.
Here are 3 tips to help you create a visual board that engages your subconscious:
- Have specific goals. My chart includes answers to the following questions:
- What is your goal - the "big win" that you want to accomplish?
- Quantify your goals. Be specific, i.e. number of... amount of... etc.
- What is your target date you will have accomplished this by?
- How are you going to hold yourself accountable to reaching this goal?
- Print each section out and design something visual that will fit in the space you have. As you can see in the photo, I have a magnetic white board in front of my computer. I planned the size to fit within this space.
- Make it attractive! Use colors and embellishments that draw your eye and subconscious.
You may be thinking, "You're crazy, Sue! I don't have time to spend on something like this!"
But here's the reality: it's much easier to reach your goals and have the "universe align" when you consistently feed the right thoughts and images to your subconscious.
Think about all the goals you've set and dreams in your heart... Isn't it worth a couple of hours and a few dollars to design a visual tool that will help you in ways you can't even imagine?