As the new year fast approaches, many of us make resolutions or create vision boards in an effort to improve ourselves and our lives. We set big, lofty goals for ourselves and feel excited and motivated to achieve them. But for many of us, these resolutions and vision boards often don’t stick. Why is this?
One reason may be that we focus too much on the tactics of achieving our goals and not enough on the behaviors and beliefs that are holding us back. A goal setting vision board is a great tool for getting clarity on what we want, but if we don’t also address the underlying behaviors and beliefs that are preventing us from achieving those goals, we’ll likely struggle to make progress.
Creating vision boards that stick
Let’s say you want to lose weight and get in shape. You may set a goal to go to the gym every day or to eat a certain number of servings of fruits and vegetables. These are tactics that may help you achieve your goal, but if you don’t also address the behaviors and beliefs that are causing you to struggle with your diet and exercise habits in the first place, you will likely find it difficult to follow through on these tactics.
How to address the behaviors and beliefs that are holding you back
Instead of focusing solely on tactics, it’s important to ask ourselves how we want to feel in our day-to-day lives. Do we want to feel energized, confident, and healthy? If so, what behaviors and beliefs are currently preventing us from feeling that way? Once we identify these underlying issues, we can start to work on them and make the necessary psychological shifts that will allow us to follow through on our tactics.
Another reason that a goal setting vision board and resolutions may not stick is that we often set goals without fully considering what it will take to achieve them. We may have big, lofty goals that we’re excited about, but we are simply guessing at what it will take to get there. This will inevitably lead to disappointment and frustration when we find ourselves struggling to make progress.
Conclusion: Creating lasting change
In conclusion, while vision boards and resolutions can be powerful tools for improving our lives, it’s important to remember that they’re only part of the equation. To truly make progress and achieve our goals, we must also focus on the behaviors and beliefs that are holding us back and take a structured and informed approach to making progress. With the right mindset and approach, we can turn our resolutions and vision boards into lasting, meaningful changes in our lives.