Where there is no vision, the people perish.
This year I did something that I had never done before, and I actually enjoyed it. I took the advice of a well-known minister: “Start where you want to finish.”
Feast your eyes on my Vision Board for the new year.
Instead of writing out my goals and strategies as I always do, I decided to represent them pictorially. My plan is to print and frame two copies — one for my office and one for my work space at home. That way, my goals are ever present. I think this might be the first time that I’ve started my year with a vision rather than a resolution. For this exercise, I took some time to reflect on 2015 (which was a great year), and I envisioned what I’d like to do to add value to my life and that of others in the new year.
I decided that I want to primarily work on four areas: relationships, mentoring , my career, and white space. As you can see, I have made scriptural references to each area in order to anchor those goals.
- God’s plan for me is perfect, so I will continue to consult him first in all matters–especially my career aspirations.
- My marriage is the most important relationship on Earth. I will do everything within my power to honor this union.
- Two are Better Than One is my hobby, my passion, and the scariest thing I’ve ever endeavored. It’s also very rewarding and has allowed me to meet a few hundred gifted writers. This blog is the first step toward publishing my first book.
- Carve out time for family often — no excuses.
- I will use my gift of discernment and seek sage advice from my Village People to make good decisions.
- I will lead a healthy lifestyle — in mind, body, and spirit. Yoga and meditation are two things I plan to work into my schedule.
- Be courageous! I remember seeing a quote that states that courage isn’t the absence of fear but the triumph over it.
- Embrace John 3: 30 — He must become greater, and I must become less.
- Recharge by carving out time to explore my creative side. I’ll really have to dig deep on this one. I’m open to suggestions.
- Rest and Relaxation — I’m still learning when to say when, but I have gotten better.
That’s my list. I’d love to see yours. Don’t be shy. Share it, and we can revisit it together in a few months.
Happy New Year!
Dance class is always an option to help with #9. Come anytime. (It’s not like you’re busy during the day or anything…😉)
Jamie, you’re so funny and such a breath of fresh air. I should show up more often — might even find some rhythm. 🙂
I’m doing #9. I bought some really cool markers, pens, art supplies and sketchpads. I then doodle or draw the verse or the rhema for that day. 🙂 It’s very relaxing. 🙂
Love this idea!
Imagine my surprise at opening your post and seeing a vision board!! I had a friend invite me to create one of my own for the first time ever. I love yours! I love your ideas- and to keep to 4 areas of your life. Grounded in scripture… Great ideas!!!
Thanks for checking it out. This is the first time I’ve done one. I believe I’ll be a bit more focused. I’d love to see yours. 🙂
I was supposed to start it on Dec. 31st. That was when they were doing a big facebook party to work on them together….. I still haven’t started! Hoping to tomorrow!!!
Love your list, Michelle! For 2016 I made a jar where I can gather notes with all the good things that happened during the year. This way I can make a positive review in the end 😊
Thanks so much! Great minds think alike. I have a jar too. I’ll open it on Christmas day.
Wow I loved this list!! These are some really great ideas!!
Thanks so much, Shamira!
I believe nurturing creativity is SO IMPORTANT! What sort of things are you interested in? I love to crochet but I’m a bit biased 😉
I want to learn to crochet. A lady in my neighborhood attempted to teach me when I was a kid. I just couldn’t keep still. I’m ready now.