What a powerful thing vision is! Did you read the first post on my series on Vision last week? You can check it out here.
I understand how broad and sometimes overwhelming the thought of a life vision can be. I mean why should you be expected to know the end goal of your life when you barely know what today holds? But this really doesn’t have to be a daunting task – your vision can be a simple overview that carries your values, hopes and dreams in a clear sense that guides your everyday life.
The best way to make your vision come to life will be to come up with a vision statement and ideally everyone should have one of these. An ideal vision statement should capture in clear terms the values that guide you, the dream(s) you have and the end metric of what you hope to achieve. So for instance, your vision statement could be, ‘to be my best, give my best at all times and inspire others to do same’.
This simple vision statement can then broken down can guide ones goals and day-to-day living.
I recommend you spend some quiet time and reflect on what your vision statement should be. Don’t rush the process.
Once you’ve crafted a vision statement for yourself, the next effective step is to translate this into your goals and daily tasks. If your vision is to be your best at all times and inspire others to do same how does this translate in your daily life? It could mean that every day when you wake up, you follow an ‘at my best agenda’ by asking yourself at every point, “am I giving my best in this situation”?
You consciously set out set out each day with a goal to inspire someone to be their best either by talking to them or inspiring them through your life.
At the end of each day you reflect and evaluate your day and interactions with people and ask yourself if you were in anyway your best that day, where did you fail and how would you have done better? Were there any factors that stopped you from being your best? How can you avoid them or remove them next time?
This kind of evaluation eventually draws you into living out your vision and producing the kinds of results that you would look back and be proud that you have lived your life in light of your vision.
So start now and:
- Define your vision
- Craft a vision statement
- Translate it into your daily life and implement
- Evaluate and see how well you are doing
See you next week for more.
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