A clear vision for one’s life answers questions such as – Where do you want to be in the future? What do you want to accomplish? What is the destination that you want to arrive at? How does the destination look like? Why do you want to get there? When do you want to get there?
A clear vision points you towards what you want to be in life. Knowing your destination will keep you traveling on the right road, even if you go off track or get lost you will be able to reset and get back on track.
The long-term vision for your life should be motivating and inspiring. A great vision gets you excited when you think about it. Write it down and describe in detail what the vision is and what you want to happen. Breakdown the vision into small components which can be handled one-at-a-time.
A critical ingredient for a strong vision is knowing what you are willing to do to achieve your vision and also knowing what you will not do. Both sides of the coin are equally important in determining how successful you will become. Clarity helps you eliminate those things and activities that don’t add value to your vision.
A clear vision for success enables you to draw inward and tap into your resources, skills and abilities and also to work with others to propel you forward on your success journey. It keeps you focused. In the absence of a clear destination one simply wanders about and is blown by the wind from one point to another. When you encounter challenges and setbacks, your vision will keep you going strong.
A powerful vision translates to passion which gives you great gusto and intensity in the actions that you take. It gives more meaning, enjoyment, pleasure and satisfaction to life. In short it increases your appetite for life.
Imagining a better brighter future helps to invigorate and inspire you and keeps you motivated even when circumstances are tough.
You can inspire others by having a strong vision and clearly articulating it. A trademark of strong leaders is their vision, they know what they specifically want to achieve, they are focused and work with other people to make their vision a reality.
A clear vision of what you want helps you to see opportunities and possibilities around you. It guides you in figuring out what you want to do and what actions and activities you need to focus on to accomplish your objective.
Vision helps you take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. It helps to identify your characteristics and abilities that are advantageous to achieving your vision.
In addition, having a clear vision can point out traits that can hinder your vision such as impatience and short term thinking. Delaying gratification is important to enable you reap the long term rewards of your vision.
Motivate yourself by seeking inspiration from other people who had visions for their life and worked towards successfully achieving their vision.
Constantly remind yourself of your vision and take it a step further by visualizing it. Visualizing success is the act of first seeing a clear picture in your mind of what you want to accomplish then going out to make it happen.
Imagine yourself as an architect drawing the blueprints for a building or a fashion designer sketching an outfit. The blueprints and the sketch guide the production process and you refer to them from time to time as you construct the finished product.
Battles are first won or lost in the mind. When you picture yourself as having succeeded you are one step ahead. See yourself beyond where you are right now.
Create a visual portfolio or a vision board where you put images, photos, drawings, videos, quotes, newspaper clippings and other visual elements which show the kind of future that you want.
Look at these images on a daily basis and let them sink deep in your mind. Soak in the details of the images. Let them quench your dream thirst. Each morning when you wake up you should look at the images and also look at them at night just before you sleep.
Your vision should be on your mind every day. Reflect and concentrate on the mental images as well as you sleep and over time you should be able to clearly see the image with your eyes closed.
Your visual portfolio or vision board can be hardcopy or electronic. Take a photo of your vision board and you can even print a copy to keep in your purse or wallet.
There is something powerful about seeing how the end goal looks like. A magical driving force! Feel it, taste it and immerse yourself into it then take action to achieve it and bring it to reality. Visualize and mentally prepare. Connect with your vision and let it motivate you.
Key Takeaways/Points to Remember
- A powerful vision increases your appetite for life.
- A clear vision of what you want helps you to see opportunities and possibilities around you.
- Vision helps to identify your characteristics and abilities that are advantageous to achieving your vision.
- Constantly remind yourself of your vision and take it a step further by visualizing it.
- A clear vision points you towards what you want to be in life. Knowing your destination will keep you traveling on the right road even when you get off track.
- A critical ingredient for a strong vision is knowing what you are willing to do to achieve your vision and also knowing what you will not do.
- Create a visual portfolio where you put images, photos, drawings, videos, quotes, newspaper clippings and other visual elements which show the kind of future that you desire.