It’s a New Year – Get a Motivation Board
I just renewed my motivation board. And I think this is a great practice to do at the beginning of each year. To me it is more like a ritual I enjoy doing because it helps me to visualize my aspirations for the upcoming year(s).
It is all about visualization. That’s why a motivation board is such a great tool for any entrepreneur or an individual who seeks moving on in their careers.
For example Arnold Schwarzenegger has been so successful because very early in his career he understood the power of visualization.
“I visualized myself being and having what it was I wanted. Before I won my first Mr. Universe title, I walked around the tournament like I owned it. I had won it so many times in my mind that there was no doubt I would win it. Then I moved on to the movies, the same thing. I visualized myself being a famous actor and earning big money. I just knew it would happen.”
Sounds rather arrogant to you? Well I would say he has always been very confident and worked really hard towards his goals. I don’t know if Arnold has ever had a motivation board, but he has certainly always been a great ambassador of visualization technique. And it damn worked for him! He was successful as bodybuilder (his name became iconic), as a Hollywood movie star and even as the Governor of California. Literary anything he got involved with was a major success.
A motivation board can help you to stick to your goals by constantly visualizing them in front of you. I like to wake up every morning with my eyes on the pictures I placed on my board. Here’s a summary of my board for your inspiration:
- There is a bunch of fitness pictures including the picture of my favorite female fitness competitor reminding me of not forgetting to complete my work out.
- 3 other pictures remind me of my commitment to healthy lifestyle, mainly nutrition.
- And other 3 tell me not to forget to relax and practice my meditation.
- There is also a vision of my future place for living.
- And in order to earn it once, I need to work hard. But not only. I want to stay creative and be happy about the job I do.
Hence, my goals are less concrete. This is fine. It is because I’m still looking for some very concrete opportunities. Once I have it clearer, I would add them on my motivation board. Actually, as I’m writing this, I have already one very concrete business goal on my mind. But that’s a secret, so I won’t share :-).
Sometimes you are still looking around and maybe your motivation board would help you to do the next step and get a clearer vision of what you want to accomplish. Therefore, do not aim to make it perfect; there is no such thing. Just create it and re-do it multiple times until it makes sense to you. Good luck!