As all of the new freshmen move into their dorms, they will likely forget something important: the vision board. You won't find it on many packing lists, but it's still something that you need in your dorm. Why do you need this when you have so much else you have to do and bring?

1. It lets you focus and remember your goals.

When I made my goal list for my vision board, I had a lot of goals that I wouldn't normally think about or focus on. I have some really long term goals that I forget about, but I still want to achieve them. Assuming that you want to achieve your goals, writing them down lets you remember the ones that aren't happening as soon.

2. You can't start on your goals unless you fully know what they are.

Your goal might be "Get good grades" but that really doesn't tell you much. With a vision board, you can have pictures of how you're going to get good grades. Are you going to be organized? Show it. Are you going to study? Show that too. Giving yourself an idea of what you're going to do to reach your goals will help you reach them.

3. You're more likely to follow through.

Envisioning the goal happening makes it more likely to happen, and this is the perfect way to get you envisioning your goal. If you have to look at something you want every day, you're going to want to push yourself to get it. It also holds you accountable by showing everyone who sees it what you're trying to do.

4. It gets ideas out of your head and into the world.

A goal in your head is not going to be enough for most of the time. Unless you have some magically high discipline, you won't work on your goals if they stay only in your head. I am not one of those people. I had a goal to work out once a week during my first year in college, and I did it... for 3 weeks. It will probably happen to you too. Just think of all of the resolutions you failed to complete.

5. You can start your college career on the right foot.

I've been there, done that, and got a few free t-shirts. College isn't easy in any sense, but it can be easier if you use vision boards. Why would you want to work harder than you need to when you can look at Pinterest for ideas on creating your own vision board?