The last couple of months I’ve been thinking about, well a lot of things really, but mainly things I want to achieve in my life. I’m going to be 23 things coming year, I know right still quite the spring chicken, the last two years I’ve had a lot of fun, I’ve worked hard but not at anything truly worth while. I’ve just worked to achieve materialistic goals but I feel this is the time to start moving forward with something that really matters to me and that I’m passionate about.
Much like having my blog to write down my thoughts, opinions and feelings I decided to create a goal board to visualise my goals. Goal boards are a great motivational outlet, they help control your focus and motivate you to keep pushing through those tough times.
What to put on your goal board.
As you can see by the photo above I’ve not just included pictures of the things I’m hoping to achieve, I’ve also included pictures of things I’ve already achieved. Like my sky dive. One of the most exciting things I think I’ve ever done, and was on my bucket list since I was about 17, I was so proud of myself that I had saved up the money and actually did it. I jumped out of a god dam plane at 15000 feet!! The adrenaline was just like no other feeling I had felt before, I couldn’t stop smiling for the rest of the day. This is on my goal board to remind myself of what I can achieve if I set my on something I want to accomplish.
Materialistic, Personal and Work goals.
I always like to make sure I have three different categories. Materialistic goals are of course for me, non other then those sexy ass shoes create by the genius that is Christian Louboutin, I mean what girl doesn’t ever dream of owning a pair of these incredible red soul shoes. Personal goals might be harder to express, but are possibly even more important then your materialistic goals. Think about what sort of person you want to be, do you want to be kinder? Do you hope to find something you’re passionate about? Maybe you want to help others, whatever that personal goal is make sure you some how find a picture or maybe just a word that connects you to that goal. Work goals are possibly something you hope to achieve within your business or company. These type of achievements might come to you whilst you’re at work, if this is a category that you find difficult talking to colleagues or looking back at what you have already achieved is a good way to figure out what those goals are.
Setting a time scale
This is a difficult area for me as I always make them too long. I say to myself “in a years time” or “in the near future.” I don’t know why that is, maybe it has something to do with the fact I never used to believe in myself so never really thought I would achieve the things I wanted. Specifics are more important then you think. Set yourself a date, such as I will buy myself a pair of Christian Louboutin heels buy 26th of February 2017. This way you can start to work out what it is you’ll need to do to achieve that goal. Once you’ve set that date, do not move it! Don’t make excuses as to why you won’t achieve it, believe you will achieve it and you will find yourself doing anything in your power to make it happen.
Where to place your goal board
This may sound like a funny one but it makes a huge difference into pushing yourself to make sure that new Audi is sitting in your drive way by “20th September 2017”. If you do all of the above but then shove it under your bed and think that all those amazing opportunities and will just fly through your front door one day then you’re making a big mistake. You need to make sure this board is something you see every day. Put it on your fridge door so that every morning you go to make a cup of tea and get out the milk you’re reminding yourself what you’re working so hard for. If not your fridge door then on the back of your front door so that when you’re leaving for work or even leaving to meet friends, you’re seeing those amazing goals that will motivate you to keep going.
As you can see by the picture above I don’t just include pictures of my past and future goals I also include little motivation quote cards. These gems are from my favourite stationary shop Paperchase and are about 75p. These little quotes are that extra motivation that is sometimes needed on that day when its poring with rain and you decided to go food shopping on your own and try carrying all the shopping in at once all the way from your car that you have to park in the public car park which is at least 50 meatres from your house.
How to achieve your goals
Work. Work. Work. No I’m not quoting the Rihanna song that seems to have exploded this year and played over and OVER again on the radio, yes as I’m sure you can tell I’m not a fan of the song, sorry Rihanna just not your best “work” in my opinion, pardon the pun. ANY HOO! What I mean is, you have to work for it, make sure you have a clear plan as to how you will achieve those amazing goals and I’m sure before you know it you will be taking down your old goals and sticking up new ones. If all of this is a bit over whelming look to your family, friends, work colleagues and team mates for advice and support, after all thats what they’re there for so use them!
I would love to know what your goals are or if you have created a goal board?
Ta-ra for now