On Goal Setting & Vision Boards

I’ve never been a big believer in goal-setting. Especially when it comes to deadlines.

That might sound weird coming from a veteran superstar-level salesperson. I quadrupled one company’s sales in one year. I increased sales at another company by 700% in 18 months. How could I have done that without setting goals?

I have goals but I rarely put deadlines on them. Sometimes it’s necessary, of course. Like when you want to lose so many pounds by a certain date in order to have a chance to win a trip to Hawaii 🙂

Here’s what I’ve learned: If you want something, you dwell on it. You fantasize about how you will feel when your vision becomes real. That’s why I don’t set goals. They are too limiting. I let my imagination soar and always add “or something better” to my wish list.

I currently have 2 Vision Boards:

  1. Lifetime
  2. 90 Days

When I get around to it, I’m going to add a 3rd Vision Board: 12 Months.

As part of my New Year’s resolution morning ritual, I’m pondering my Vision Boards at the end of my meditation. I’m dwelling on each area and daydreaming about how it will feel. I allow my daydreams to go beyond my limited vision.

One day I was daydreaming about my essential oil business and the daydream morphed into designing an essential oil retreat. A light bulb went off in my head. “I love that idea!” I said to myself. “I’m going to add that to my Vision Board!” Before I could even get up to get my Sharpie, I received a text invitation to be a presenter at an upcoming spiritual retreat. Can I present my Essential Oils and Spiritual Practice workshop and also provide AromaTouch treatments? (Wow, that was fast!) Within another hour I received another lead about a venue who wants to offer an essential oil retreat.

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Be very selective about what you dwell on. And always say “or something better.”

 

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