Okay ladies, let me ask you a question: How many Vision Board Parties have you already been invited to for 2020?
Don’t worry; this isn’t one. I’ve done my share of Vision Board parties. In fact, we made a tradition a few years back in my family to take time and create vision boards for the new year. That was our “New Year’s” tradition. We’d go to Half Price Books after Christmas and buy up all the magazines that inspired us. Then on New Year’s Day (or some time around then), we’d binge-watch movies, get our poster board, scissors, markers, and glue, and piece together ”perfect lives” for ourselves. Vision boards are a time to envision our ideal lives- dream vacations, dream jobs, dream bodies, dream homes, you name it! Side note: It’s also a good gauge to see what's on your kids’ minds without having to ask any questions (hint, hint moms).
The point is, vision boards are fun! They are exciting! They are limitless (except when you run out of glue, then the party’s over)! But there is one thing that, if you don't do it, will keep your vision boards just “visions” and not a reality. One thing that, with it, could turn your vision board session into goals achieved; but without it, your vision boards will just become glorified art projects.
We’ve heard about "S.M.A.R.T." goals. Goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. But I'm adding another letter... REWARDING! Meeting your goals should be rewarding. Attach a meaningful reward that you will give yourself when you meet your goal and your chances of achieving it will be much greater.
To take all of the guess-work out, I’ve created your “Guide to Setting “S.M.A.R.T.R.” Goals for 2020”. It starts with a self-assessment. Why? Because we tend to skip this part and go straight to making new plans. You have to stop and ask yourself, “But did it work, Sis?”. Plus, you’ll never know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Next, take some time and really think about what is it you desire to do and follow my guide to help you determine how to get there. Lastly, if you really want some accountability, go to the Front Burner Tribe Facebook group (make sure you become a member) and post your most important goal. Use the hashtags #smartrgoals And I’ll be there commenting and cheering you on!
Here’s to making “S.M.A.R.T.R.” Goals in 2020 and Crushing It!! (Shout out to Gary V.)