For many of us, yesterday was the first day back to work/office/business since the New Year. I have found that the first quarter of the year always goes by so quickly. That’s why it’s super important to set your intention for the year in the first week of January. And it’s always fun to imagine what you’ll be reminiscing about on New Year’s Eve 2016!
Gratitude Tip: Whenever you are setting your intention or creating a new vision, ground yourself in gratitude first. Complete a gratitude assessment (such as this one from Darren Hardy) and then visualize celebrating New Year’s Eve 2016. What goals have you accomplished? How have you been of service to others? Are you growing or shrinking as a person? Then, either write out your accomplishments in the present tense or create a word picture that represents all that you plan to accomplish this year.
Have you ever seen these huge Post-It notes? I love working with them and posting them around my office. I have made many different types of vision boards over the years and this year, I decided to draw one. We did this exercise at the Art of Leadership at the end of November 2015 and I had really enjoyed it. I wanted to create something on a larger scale. My daughter had fun with me as well, she was attempting to create her own ‘vision’ board, although she doesn’t really understand how it all works – her goals for 2016 include getting a leopard gecko and a trip to Vancouver to see her cousins.
The center of my vision is to become an Executive Emerald Director in USANA. In order for me to get there, I’ll be advancing to Executive Ruby Director first – a goal that has been a part of my vision boards for far too long. I decided to reach higher this year! I was tired of seeing the same goal year after year, not being accomplished. It feels amazing to change my goal and aim for something even bigger!! I encourage you to do the same if you have a goal that has been on your vision board for more than three years. Either change the goal or change the way that you look at the goal so that 2016 is the year that you finally accomplish it.
I have placed my vision board in a spot where I will see it every morning when I wake up and several times throughout the day. I am making it my phone screen saver as well. Whatever method you have used to set your intention for 2016, whether it’s writing it out or drawing it, read it or look at it several times a day. Your brain will start to assume that you’re going to make it happen and situations and people will come into your life that will allow you to manifest everything you desire. Stay grounded in gratitude, and lead from a place of service and you’ll find that it all comes together exactly as it’s meant to.
After deciding not to go to Annecy, France this year, it took a bit of time to adjust and shift our goals as a family. It’s not always easy to let go of a major goal, but understanding that Divine timing is out of our control is an important part of life. We are now excited and focused on what’s ahead for 2016, knowing that our trip to Europe will still happen, perhaps simply in another way than we had originally thought.
Have you created a vision board or vision statement for 2016? I’d love to see it, if you’re open to sharing with us! You’re welcome to post on our Facebook page, or simply reply to this message to share it with me one-on-one. I will be cheering you on to success throughout the year!