“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.

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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!




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