It's April of 2016, and many of us have already forgotten about the resolutions we made as the ball dropped December 31, 2015. We had vision board parties, made list and many other things in the name of New Year, New Me. Some of us have stuck to our yearly goals, but I am sure many of us have used vision boards that in only 4 months have become outdated. Time really moves that fast, so adjustments and revamps are always in order.
Editing your vision board doesn't mean you're giving up, quitting or acknowledging a defeat. Editing is necessary, usually the first draft is the worst one anyway, so don't be afraid of editing when it comes to your vision board. Things change all the time, and that should happen with your goals as well.
- What actionable things have you put towards your goals? What goals on your vision board are you actually working on? Not all of our goals can be achieved in one shot, we eat meals one bite at a time. If there are things on your vision board that you have not created a plan for, ask yourself, do you really want this? It's okay to change your mind and peel things away
- Sometimes we create goals that are novelty, is your vision board just filled with stuff?We sometimes make tangible things our goals because they evoke specific feelings in us. Try to focus more on the feeling these things will give you rather than the actual things. Try to trade stuff for feelings, these are usually what the goal of the tangible item is met to fulfill. If you can reach that feeling without the item do you really need it?
- Take a look at your vision board and figure out what you're clinging onto that it's time to let go of. If you know something isn't for you let it go. It's okay to grow out of things and move on to different things that fulfill you. I personally thought I would be in the medical industry, got my degree in biology, went on to graduate school and realized that's not what I wanted. I was holding on to it because that's what I always thought my life would be, and I was living up to other people's expectations. I had to let that go, and revamp my goals in order to be closer to happiness.