“Make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant.” Anonymous
Have you ever wondered where you are going and how you are going to get there? In general most days, when you plan to go to the shops or meet a friend you know where you are going. In fact, whenever you drive you normally know where you are going. The end destination is clear. However, when you go to a new place, you may not know where to go. Therefore, you might use a roadmap or ‘sat nav to help you get there. The map gives you direction so you don’t get lost.
Life too needs direction. Without knowing where you want to want to and what you want to achieve, you can become lost. One way to give yourself personal direction is to create your future vision by setting goals.
To reach your future goals, you need clarity.
In 2017 I noticed my vision was not as sharp, so I got my eyes tested. And, as I thought, my blurry vision could be corrected. It was as simple as purchasing and wearing glasses. Consequently, I now wear glasses for reading and also for driving.
This got me thinking about my personal vision in life. My personal goals and how clarity is needed to achieve them.
What about your personal life? Is that blurry? Many people have a vague idea what they would like. A general idea of their future direction. Some people have an idea and then along the way, the vision becomes blurry. The future vision is lost in a haze. Lost to someone else’s vision for them.
I was very good at seeing my direction but over the past few years, I allowed my vision to become blurred. I stopped focussing… but now I’m correcting my vision. I have refocussed on my goals and I’m no longer aiming for what someone else had set for me.
Maybe you are similar to me, you have got lost along the way. All those years of serving others; partner, children, family, friends, clients, naturally, left little time to focus on wants, desires. Let alone create the clarity required to achieve them.
Three steps to create your future vision.
Define your future vision by asking yourself questions like;
- What do I want to do with my life?
- What inspires me?
- What do I love to do? – When you are passionate you’re so happy, that you may forget to sleep or eat.
Give yourself time to write the answers to the questions as you define your vision. Write freely, write as if you were writing your ideal day?
- What time would you wake up?
- What would you do?
- Who would you help?
- Where would you go?
- What would you eat?
- How does each moment feel?
Feelings are important as, when you create your future vision with emotion, using your senses you can feel your future.
A great way is to write your vision as an ideal day as if it was happening. How happy do you feel, are you smiling because you are talking to the important people in your life? Can you smell the sea air as you walk by the beach?
I know how my ideal day looks, how about you, can you picture it? can you see it? also, can you feel it?
Communicate your vision.
Communicate your vision to yourself and to others. Read your ideal day to yourself daily. As you read your ideal day, visualize it, visualize yourself in your future day. Feel it with all your senses.
Take action and work towards your vision.
Create a plan on how to create your future vision. Break it down into steps. A business would create a strategic plan to get from A to B. Life is no different a plan is needed. When setting goals for life, a blueprint is important, as to know the steps to take to achieve the vision you imagine.
One way to take action on your vision is; If your ideal day says you enjoy a revitalizing swim at the end of your day, find time to enjoy that now a few times a week. Another way is to learn the skills you need to create the life you would like.
My ideal day includes working with mentors and also mentoring and helping people learn the skills they need to create a life that they love.
Life is for enjoying. With these three steps to create your future vision, create an amazing life for yourself.
Angie blogs about productivity, community and social media marketing, as well as living abroad. She started blogging while learning the skills to start an online business. Her mission is to help others succeed with social media and blogging as well as live a laptop lifestyle while travelling in Australia. Angie often shares tips and tricks while walking the beaches and near the lake on the Central Coast NSW Australia.
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