Your vision is what you are working on every single day. Each small action you take will get you closer to that of what you desire. But it really is so much more than that because as you work towards your dreams and goals you want to make happen, you are changing in the process and truly are becoming who you already know is the real you deep inside.
But what is vision really? What does it mean and how can it help you?
What is Vision?
Vision is that place in the future of where you want to go and what you want to achieve. It’s that ongoing dream you have of all that you wanted to do and how you want to live, but you are currently not living in that version of yours. In short, vision is having a rough plan on where you are going and what you are creating in your life. Vision goes beyond the immediate short-term goals and being able to imagine yourself in the life you up until this point, you have only dreamed about.
What is the purpose of vision?
Something I find true for most of us is that we need a purpose, and vision in it’s the simplest form gives you something to strive for. It’s that dream that keeps repeating itself in your mind, that you get so excited about to make it happen. It is the essence of living and really feeling like you are alive and not merely existing. Without the visions and dreams, one might ask themselves, what is the point of all this? Why bother getting up every morning and repeat the same mundane process of life repeatedly. The purpose of your vision is to help you feel excited about getting up every single day.
But just how do you find your vision?
What is that reoccurring dream you have that you can’t wait for to be real? It feels so amazing and yet so big but you struggle to see just how you are going to that end goal. And let me just add here now, that your vision may change, you will always have new dreams and goal and you will find it challenging to reach the place of “I have arrived”. Because every time you feel like you have arrived, something new and exciting just may peak your interest.
But just for a moment, imagine your biggest dream. How does it play out in your life? What will it mean to you to achieve that vision?
Finding your vision is seeing your biggest dream come to life. And not in a fairy tale like scenario, because you will have to do something about it, although it can have that same kind of magic. It makes your body tingle with excitement, even though parts of you are scared to bits.
How do you bring your vision to life?
To bring your vision to life, you must know what you want. And sometimes that can feel overwhelming and it’s helpful to make a list of what you don’t want. Take some quiet time with your favorite drink and start creating a list of the things you don’t want. From there, start writing your vision.
Give it a date, by xx I am so happy and grateful to wake up_____________________.
It’s almost critical that you free write this without restrictions. Allow your dreams and goals unfold in front of you without restriction. Imagine that if you could not fail and didn’t worry about money, what would your life feel and be like.
- Who would be part of it?
- Where are you living?
- Who do you wake up with?
- What does your morning look like?
- When do you start working?
- What does your work day look like? Your weekend?
- What does your evening look like? Again, who is part of it?
- When do you go to bed?
- How do you feel?
- Describe your environment.
As you begin answering those questions, you will define who you want to become and realize that you can be that person right here, right now. You see your life isn’t in the future but it’s bringing those small pieces into your existents in your current reality.
As you are reading through your vision, what elements can you actively make happen now? What parts of your morning routine can you include now? What part of your work can happen now? How can you feel now?
Your vision is a lot closer than you think!