Last year, I did my very first vision board. It was a fun and enlightening experience and it helped me more than I imagined. Knowing this, it has been on my "to-do" list forever. Don't believe me?
Can you find the ONE AND ONLY thing not crossed off? Not to mention, all of the other tasks are pre-Christmas. This struck me the other day as I went to remove it (the post-it) and I reminded myself of what I still needed to do.
I am not entirely sure why I have been avoiding making my board. I know how it helped last year. So what was I avoiding? I think it was because I didn't believe my vision was clear. But I was wrong.
I started sifting through magazines and cutting any and every thing out that appealed to me. Once I had a plethora of images, sayings, etc. It was really easy to decipher what was important (and not important) to me this year in completing my goals.
First off, I guess I felt I had to remind myself what I was doing.
To get to IMCDA, I figured out what was going to be important to me in getting there.
In this process, I identified that my goals were different this time for training and racing. Unlike my first Ironman, instead of just completing it, I want to focus on it and train to the best of my ability -- embrace it and love it. Not just get through it.
And, of course, there will be races to get there
The whole right side of the board, I dedicated to the actual race itself. To reminding me of my goals in completing and how I wanted to race it.
So, you put it all together and here is what you get:
A constant reminder of what I am shooting for, and how I am going to get there.