I was watching a career coaching video and it talked about creating a visual prompt made up of pictures and words that inspire you, to achieve your personal and professional goals.
The idea is that your vision board is a personal reminder for you to look at each day to focus your energy on what matters to you.
Once you have made your board place it in a location where you will see it regularly.
You can also update it or refresh when you’ve achieved the goal; or if your goals change.
I regularly use a notice board in the office when I am project planning in school. I add information that I have collected that might come in useful. For example, when I am looking at drafting grant bids it is handy to have details of the short and medium term vision.
But I have never created one for me. So I thought I would have go. One of my goals is to publish a book for school business managers, so a lot of what is on the board are words and pictures to inspire me towards that goal. Hopefully!
With a little apprehension I have decided to share my board…
It is not posh or polished. I bought a cheap cork pin board, painted it white and covered the cork board with some pretty wrapping paper.
I picked a number of quotes to motivate me, including this one…
“Understanding your own unique balance of qualities will give you greater validation, permission, and clarity to express who you are and to support others” John Gray
It is really important to me that I know and accept what I am good at and what I am not good at. I am always looking to learn new things, but I am happy with who I am.
If you like the idea of a vision board try creating one of your own for you or for a project at work.