When the year ended, what did you do? Did you make a list of all your new year’s resolutions, or did you set a list of goals that you want to achieve the following year?
Take note of your answer. There are three things I want to discuss:
- Why new year resolutions don’t actually work.
- The importance of creating vision boards and why it’s crucial for the year ahead.
- Why is it important to map out in the next 90 days?
Resolution versus Goal
The stats say that at least 80% of resolutions wont last until June. And I totally I agree with that. I reckon it’s even more. Because resolutions are usually set in a stage where, you know – “Ah, I wanna stop smoking,” or “I’m gonna do this, I’m not gonna do that.”
And usually what happens with resolutions is there’s no plan behind it. So it’s all well and good. You write it down, put it in the drawer at the end of the year. It’s like the dust gather on it and that’s where it leaves.
So, what is the difference between a resolution and a goal?
A goal actually has a plan associated to it. It has mapped out of what the actions, what needs to get done, the reasons why and how to go about it. Where resolutions is just like, oh yeah, it be its nice to have. That’s why resolutions, I personally feel don’t work but goals actually do.
Create a Vision Board
The second component is creating a vision board.
Now some of the thing that we do as a family, is sit down on Christmas break and we get our laptops out – we review our previous year’s vision board and then we set up the next year’s vision boards. So its pretty cool around the kitchen table, all of us we start to map out.
We get our goals written down in relation to what we want to achieve throughout this year, then we go, “okay, if there’s a picture that would associate to that goal what that look like?” So we go to Google images and we type out that goal. Then we have that goal and we put in a slide on a PowerPoint.
So what happens is you create what’s called a montage – of all the different goals, different pictures of what you want to achieve for 2019. And that’s super easy, cause then you save it, you print it, laminate it, and you put it in the shower.
Importance of Creating a Vision Board
The reason why it is so important because this is what when you get up, you have your shower. When you go to bed, you have your shower – you just see it constantly each time your in the shower. It reminds you of what the activity is. It reminds you of what you need to start to be doing, who you need to become more of.
This is the motivator, this is the juice, the pictures of where you want to travel, the things you want to have, the person you want to become more of. Its so important to have this as your visual component.
The 90 Day Plan
The third component is, why is it so important to get the 90 day plan ready to go right now?
Because it’s so easy to get overwhelmed when you get back into the business. So when you’re having a clear right map of what you need to get done over in the next 90 days, you get back in the super charged mode knowing – “okay this week I need to that, next week I need to do that.”
And so the frustration completely goes out the window, because you’re super clear, you’re super focused and you’re on track of what you need to do.
So, resolutions or goals? Ask yourselves and think about what you need to do.