Last week I shared five ways vision boards can help you transform your life. I got such great feedback and I love that so many of you make vision boards every year! Many of you are like me and haven’t made one yet and that’s okay. I’m hoping to at least get my vision board finished by the end of the month! Fingers crossed, it’s already been a busy first half of January for me. Today I’m continuing the conversation on vision boards and talking about how you can create the new you one goal at a time.
There are a number of great ways to use vision boards in your life. When you think of creating a vision board you think of the goals you want to achieve and then you find pictures and words from magazines and paste them to a board. But let’s take it a step further and dive deeper.
Creating the New You One Goal at a Time
Vision boards are a great way to transform all aspects of your life. However, if you want to ensure they deliver the best results, it’s important to focus on one goal at a time.
General life goal vision boards are great at establishing what you want from life in the long term. When it comes to creating a whole new you, it’s most beneficial to create a vision board for each goal you want to achieve.
Here, you’ll discover why it’s important to focus on just one goal at a time.
The Power of Focusing on One Goal
Even if there’s quite a few goals you need to work on to transform yourself, focusing on just one goal at a time is going to be most effective. It’s easy to underestimate just how difficult it is to change a habit.
Focus is one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal. When used solely on one thing at a time, you can create long-lasting changes in a much faster time frame than if you were to focus on several things at once.
Think of it like multi-tasking. When you multi-task you think you’re getting a few things done at once but in reality you’re not doing them well at all. The brain is designed to focus on one thing at a time and not switch from task to task. I found this great article about multi-tasking here.
So, as tempting as it might be, try to avoid creating a vision board which focuses on several improvements. Stick to just one thing at a time and you’ll see much faster, more effective results.
It’s Less Stressful
Initially, setting a lot of goals for yourself can be exciting and motivating. However, it won’t take long for you to realize that it can be stressful.
When you’re working on more than one goal at a time, it can easily become overwhelming. You can forget where you’ve got to with each goal, plus it’s so much more difficult to focus on changes if they’re too diverse.
You may start to feel out of control of your goals when you have too many to work on. So, if you want to reduce your stress levels and increase your chances of success, creating one new goal at a time is highly recommended.
Have you ever tried to completely overhaul your life to lose weight? Sure you may do great for a short term but most people (including myself) have given up because it just is too much to take on. Instead, success is found when you make small changes at a time.
You’ll Gain Motivation and Confidence
In order to achieve any personal development goal you need to have motivation. This is something you can gradually build up through using vision boards. But it’s hard to stay motivated when you’re trying to work on multiple goals at the same time.
The problem is, it’s impossible to give each goal your full attention if there’s more than one of them. This means, it’s easy to make a mistake or not follow through with one goal as you’re focusing on another. If this happens it will only cause your motivation levels to drop.
When you work on just one goal at a time, you’ll find it much easier to stay motivated. All your focus will be on that one goal, reducing the likelihood you’ll veer off-course.
Plus it will also boost your confidence. As you start to see results on that one goal you’ve set yourself, you’ll feel a sense of pride. You’ll realize you can achieve your goals and transform yourself. As you start to become the person you want to be, your confidence will keep on growing.
Building up Consistency
Finally, focusing on just one goal at a time works because it builds up consistence. Just like motivation and focus, consistency is key to achieving any goal you set yourself. It’s also one of the biggest challenges in life, at least in mine anyway. In order to make changes, you need to be consistent.
As you focus each vision board on one goal, it teaches you consistency. You’ll be following that goal every single day, taking steps to achieve it. Once you’ve mastered one goal, you’ll know exactly how to achieve the next.
These are just a few ways creating a new you one goal at a time is important. So, if you’re looking to create a vision board to transform your life, make sure you focus on just one goal at a time.
Once you’ve achieved that one goal then move on to your next goal and create a new vision board! You can never have too many 🙂 Just don’t focus on them all at the same time 😉
So what is the one goal you want to focus on first?