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!