“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” -Tony Robbins
I typically always have a to-do list scratched on random pieces of paper, in my notes on my phone, or just floating around in my mind. Something has been on my mental to-do list for, I kid you not, one whole year. What have I been putting aside for so long? A goal board. Pretty ironic it’s taken a year to accomplish the goal of making a goal board. Not off to the greatest start, but it’s a start nonetheless. (PS Goal boards can also be called vision boards, dream boards, mood boards… you get the point)
Once I sat down and started flipping through a few magazines with a pair of scissors handy, I realized why it took me so long to get to that moment. I hadn’t the slightest clue exactly what I was looking for. Essentially, I was afraid to ask myself “what are my goals?” Refusing to give up before I could even start, I grabbed my journal, and brainstormed. I jotted down some adjectives, emotions, and the overall mood (hence why some people call these doodads mood boards) that I wanted to evoke from this activity. You can see the result from what I gathered and plastered onto this doodad in the image provided. I’m clearly feeling the word doodad right now.
Why a goal board? To sum it up into one sentence and reiterate what I’ve previously stated on this site: I believe my thoughts and perception play a big role in my reality, so it makes sense to have a physical, constantly visible manifestation of what I want to become, achieve, and be surrounded by. If my brevity cannot convince you, some literature and elaboration on the subject can back me up here, here, and here.
What you need: Seriously doesn’t have to get too complicated, all you need are some scissors, old magazines/newspapers/etc, a poster, and glue. I threw in my phone to suggest I was listening to music and a citrus-y drink to spice things up. Whatever floats your boat.
What you need to do: Like I mentioned, jot down what you’re trying to gain/accomplish in life. Get a good understanding of your #goals, then snip snip and glue away!