How to turn your vision board into actionable goals

If you created a vision board from our last post, How to host a Vision Board Party for the New Year, now it’s time to turn your vision into actionable goals.

The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know exactly where you have to concentrate your efforts.

The Benefits of Goal Setting

Goal setting is something every successful person and organization completes annually, monthly, and even weekly.

Goal setters;

  • Achieve More with Focus 
  • Have Long-Term Vision 
  • Build on Short-Term Motivation
  • Organize Time & Resources 
  • Raise Self-Confidence

Take a look at your vision board and define the ‘big picture’.  What is the one large-scale goal do you want to achieve this year?

Double Check —> Are these goals you want?

You will go no where fast if you are working towards someone else’s goal. 


There are 5 Principles to setting a successful goal.

  • Clarity

Is your goal clear? If you told someone your goal, would it make sense what you want to achieve?

  • Challenge

Will this goal challenge you? If it’s too easy, it won’t be rewarding enough for you and if it’s too challenging, you’ll be more likely to give up.

  • Commitment

Do you envision yourself really committing to this goal? For example, don’t have a goal that includes giving up chocolate for a year if that’s something you can’t really commit to giving up. Also, be sure you’re able to commit. Committing to moving to the country might not be possible if your family doesn’t agree.

  • Feedback

Every goal must have some type of feedback loop so you can see progress and document success. This can be measured in time, weight, survey’s, financial gains, etc. anything that provides feedback for you so you know that you are reaching your goal successfully.

  • Task Completion

Are there tasks or steps you need to take to reach your goal? Can you document that you are competing these tasks to reach your goals?


Once you’ve clarified your goal, it’s time to break your goal or vision into smaller targets to short-term goals.

Use this worksheet to help you break down your goals, create bench marks, set priorities, and set SMART goals. This process helps you to quickly spot distractions that would otherwise lure you from your course.

Properly set goals can be incredibly motivating, and as you get into the habit of setting and achieving goals, you’ll find that your self-confidence builds fast.

Long term and short term goals.

Turn your Vision Board into Long-Term and Short-Term Goals.

Short-Term Goal # 1

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Short-Term Goal # 2

Short-Term Goal # 2

Short-Term Goal # 3

Short-Term Goal # 3

Short-Term Goal # 4

Short-Term Goal # 4

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