It’s vision board review time (something I get excited about every January 1st, no lie). 2017 was a crazy year, and I could have easily gotten derailed…if not for my fabulous vision board. I know, I know it sounds silly, but I do think that me creating a vision board this time last year was the reason I was able to stay on track and achieve almost all of my big, lofty goals in 2017.
It helped me stay focused, motivated, and making a video about what my goals were and putting it out into the world as accountability didn’t hurt either.
In the past, I would just make a lengthy list of goals and maybe (if I was lucky) achieve 50% of them. So instead, I tried something new. I paired my goals down to a manageable number, I implemented the S.M.A.R.T. goals strategy to help me actualize my goals, and I also really tried to stop comparing myself to others and just focused on what I wanted to achieve for myself.
Now that 2017 is over and we’re now in 2018, I thought I would do a full-on 2017 vision board review to give you a look at how well I did (and what I failed to accomplish this past year).
My 2017 Vision Board Review
All in all, I did pretty good except for two goals. But to be fair, one I’ve been putting off for about a decade now (getting my full license), and the other (writing a book) is a pretty huge undertaking.
But because they are goals I still really want to achieve, they have remained on my 2018 vision board. And I share what new goals I’ve added to this year’s vision board in this video (yes, I made two videos this week, I’m insane!).
My Goals for 2018 & My Updated Vision Board
So, that’s what I’ve got planned for the coming year. But again, as you and I well know, you never really know what will happen throughout the year. It’s great to make plans so you have a sense of purpose and direction, but it’s also important to stay open to new opportunities, change course if things aren’t working, and scrap goals completely if they become irrelevant.
Now, having my vision board all done up for 2018, I’m excited to get started! 2017 was a wild ride, so I’m hoping this year will be just as fulfilling.
Did you make a vision board last year, and did you already do your own vision board review? How did you do? Share in the comments!