In my post below about Achieving Your Goals in 2008, one of my tips to keep you on track was to write down your goal or resolution and display it so you can see it every day. This could be next to your mirror, on the inside of your front door, on your fridge, on your desk at work and so on. Anywhere where you know you will see it. One person I know actually laminated it and put it up in the shower. Sounds a bit perverse to me but hey, it worked for her and that’s what counts.
Rather than just write down the words, another thing that works for visual people is to create a visual representation of the goal and display that. The best way is usually to create a collage which can also be fun. A large piece of paper (card is better), scissors, glue and a huge stack of magazines are all you need. Once completed put it on display and you’ll have a continual visual reminder of your goal, a great motivator. If you don’t mind visitors seeing it, it can serve as a topic of conversation because the more people you tell about your goal, the more likely you will achieve it.
Another way of doing this for the computer literate amongst us is to create the collage on your computer using a graphics program like Image Composer or Paint Shop or whatever. Google has an image search so you can grab images that reflect your goal and insert them into your collage. Being on the computer, you can easily crop and resize images to make them fit. You can then print it and put it on display or even use it as your computer wallpaper or screensaver at home and/or work.
It doesn’t have to be a work of art, just something that works for you and keeps you on track to achieve your goal while having some fun at the same time.