Envision 2015. That’s all I can think about these days! My December shall be spent not only celebrating the holiday season but also gearing up for the next 12 months of my life. On Saturday, November 29, 2014, I attended a vision board workshop hosted by Ryan Whaley, founder of The Ambitious Girls Club (and I was surrounded by exactly that—a room full of ambitious women/girls) just as I did last year and I cannot emphasize how excited I am for 2015. It was a great opportunity to network and to hear what other ambitious women were passionate about and looked forward to in 2015. My vision is so crystal clear and I can’t wait to start implanting it!
What is a Vision Board?
It’s your visual to-do list mixed with symbols of who you are as a person and what you believe in. Some people make one once a year and some people make a vision board for every project they wish to complete whether it be business or personal. My first vision board that I ever created (circa late 2013) was more of a vision for myself personally and how I wanted to grow as a person in 2014. Of course there were some keywords relating to the business aspect of me but that’s a natural part of me anyways. I must say that I did almost everything on my vision board for 2014 and as fast as this year went by, so much has happened and it’s evolved me into a better person. Isn’t that the point of life?
As we grow older, we should be growing wiser, more mature and becoming better within ourselves. Personal growth should be the ultimate goal each year. Unfortunately, we’re not all blessed with that ability because of lack of awareness. I feel so blessed that God has opened my eyes to so many things. One of my favorite Drake quotes is, “being humble doesn’t work as well as being aware.” To be both aware and humble is the greatest amount of peace because you come to terms with what’s really important in life, as short as life is.
Now that I’ve conquered 2014 (looking back on everything I’ve learned this year, I’d say I did) , I’m able to re-direct my focus on what’s most important to me and that’s making MY dreams come true. 2015’s vision board is a lot fuller than 2014 as my vision is much sharper and direct. Although there are some personal goals on there, it is equally balanced with some important business goals that I plan to accomplish as well.
Why you should create one
It’s a great way to help visualize what you want to accomplish in the upcoming year and the purpose is to hang it in a place where you’ll see it every day as a reminder of your priorities. It’s a great way to stay on track and it’s taking your short-term to-do list a step further by adding a picture element to it. Most people are visual learners anyways. 🙂
I encourage you to make one as I feel that it will be very beneficial to you and it’ll give you a chance to sharpen your creativity skills.
Stay Ambitious, Stay Motivated!