Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Dream Board In Your Pocket

I'm a fan of using a dream board as part of an overall goal setting strategy. In fact, I've previously written about how to make your own online dream board.

But what if you don't always have access to your computer?

Or what if you're like many of us, and you already spend Too Much Time sitting in front of this silly box?

Is there anything wrong with going totally low tech?

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Here's an idea ...

Next time you're down at Wally World, stop by the stationary section, and pick up one of those little pocket sized notebooks. Not the little tiny flip-up ones. One of the one that opens from the side like a regular notebook, but is small enough to fit in a cargo pocket or purse ... I think it's 4x6.

Use it just like you would your online dream board:

Put the date at the top of each page. Then divide your daily entries into 3 sections:

  1. Today I am Thankful for …
  2. Things I like about myself today …
  3. My Goals and Intentions …


Make a new "post" every morning. Then, since you're carrying your "dream board" with you, you'll have the opportunity to review it as many times as you want throughout the day.

And if you wanted to get "fancy", you could even use the inside front and back covers to paste pictures (from books or magazines) of your goals.

This is just an idea ...

The important thing is, no matter how you go about goal setting, you MUST write them down !!!

I hope you find this helpful.

Todd

2 comments:

  1. I love using notebooks. It is such a relief to be able to jot things down when you think of them. I often say hold that thought, scratch something out on paper and then proceed on what I was doing. In my opinion it lets you focus more knowing you don't have to try and remember things. Then in blogging and content production all you have to do is visit the notebook for some ideas and crank things out. Quite the time saver in GTD.
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  2. Hi Todd,

    I am a journal addict, well used to be and want to be again once work slows down. I had journals for EVERYTHING-- what I am grateful for, daily life, what my goals are, etc. To me, if I can get my goals on paper, there is a really good chance they will happen. Call it crazy, but it works for me. :)

    Erin
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