I find that having your goals and thoughts put in print is helping me to stay focused. Sometimes when life is busy I can get confused or go off the track, therefore I have these to remind me what my goals are. I have these printed out and standing in my apartment and from time to time I can just spontaniously take a look at them and remind myself what I want to achieve.
I have a Vision board to plan the year to come. The I also have an Achievement board that I look back upon to see what I achieved the past year. I think it is important to feel proud about yourself and feel good about the previous work.
If you want to make one of these I recommend Pintrest for inspiration. Then I edit the boards in Word or Pages. I also use an app called Typorama for font editing.