As I look back over the year, I must admit it has been one filled with a lot of challenges. Those challenges definitely have forced me to be more committed to the goals I have set for myself and my family. All of us have a choice. When things happen, especially those things we have no control over, we can choose to pray through it or give in to it and just give up. Because I chose to pray through it an(d survived, I thought I had the process down pat. Since I choose to pray through everything whether it’s good or bad, I figured I was an expert and knew EXACTLY what I wanted and what I deserved. I mean, I let go of a ridiculous relationship because “I KNEW WHAT I DESERVED”.
A vision board is used my most people who want to have visual reminders of the goals they have set. I love them because throughout the year it is a barometer to let you know how well you are doing with your goals.
I was really excited to complete my board for 2014! I was even more excited to share it with all my B.I.O (Beautiful Inside Out) sisters. As I was reviewing my board to get my talking points prepared for my video, I realized a couple of things which put a knot in my stomach.
I realized I failed to put any photo or encouraging word as it relates to a relationship. I paused for a minute because I really look forward to being in a healthy relationship but my failure to symbolize it in my vision concerned me. In my heart I really believe I had given up on a relationship and may have even thought I did not deserve one. This is a work in progress….I added the photo of the couple in the lower corner of my board.
I also saw I failed to place a car, house, or money on my vision board. I did think about putting a Mercedes on the board but I am not really a materialistic person. It would be nice to have a luxury vehicle but I have cars so it isn’t a necessity. I believe my financial goal is important but more important, for me, was to understand HOW to manage and diversify my money. So, you will notice a lot of financial symbols on my vision board. The last thing I did add is the photo of the house.
Throughout the process of completing my vision board I gained clarity in what I wanted versus what I was displaying/saying I wanted. I had an AH-HA moment which is going to definitely help me to become greater, do better, and dream bigger. My vision is 20/20 and focused on a “Stilettos Movement” 2014.
Written by: LaTaye L Davis
The Drill Sergeant of Business