You know it’s the end of any year when you see and hear all the television commercials for gym memberships and weight loss opportunities. For me, the end of the year signals its time to make another vision board.
Each year, nearly 50 percent of Americans vow to change their behavior come January 1st, resolving to lose weight, get more organized or whatever they pledge to rectify.
When my children were very young, I was a member of the African American mother’s group Jack & Jill of America, One year, I organized an art auction to raise money for the community. The event not only donated funds for a local charity but it gave the children and parents an opportunity learn about art. Instead of a piece of art I purchased a cute merry-go-round for my daughter. For my son, I purchased a limited edition Negro League baseball photograph.
I dug out the packed away box with my daughter’s many other childhood memorabilia from my cedar closet. The beautiful merry-go-round conjured up the analogy of how life can sometimes have you going around in circles.
As the year 2014 closes out, on the horizon I see new visions and dreams that abound for the year 2015. This time of the year, I like to reflect upon my goals that I set forth with my vision boards. Just to remind you, a vision board is a tool that I use to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.
To successfully navigate the new year, I like to consider the big picture and put everything into perspective for present and future. If you follow Age of Grace, you know I utilize vision boards to visually challenge myself to accomplish my personal and professional goals since 2012.