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The more real a goal can be to you, the clearer the path to achieving it becomes. So, just like verbalizing a goal has all kinds of accountability benefits, not to mention opening a lot of doors to help, another popular way to motivate you towards a goal is to create a vision board that you see on a daily basis.

A vision board is simply a combination of pictures and words that help to keep a goal front and center.  They range from simple to elaborate, they’re really meant for your eyes and motivation only, so as long as they are inspirational to you, that’s all that matters.  It’s fine if other people see them but they should be intensely personal and may not make any sense to others and the great thing is, you don’t have to explain it, if it motivates you, job done.

I like to use vision boards to represent how I will feel once a goal is accomplished.  That exercise of envisioning life after that goal helps me back into an action plan because I have visualized the end result.  A vision board helps keep that feeling or end game fresh in my mind.

December is a very reflective time of the year for many of us as we look back over the year and our goals, accomplishments, and shortcomings and we start to roll all of that forward into plans for the new year.

The Women with Dynamic Purpose community will be giving vision boards a try for the new year.  What other tools keep you motivated in achieving your big, hairy, audacious goals?