“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Have you a vision of who you would like to be or a life you would like to have? This is more than a goal. A goal could be to clean out the garage on a rainy day, hardly something inspiring for your life. But that goal could be a step along the way to reaching the vision of how you see your life.
Just as we have been taught to write our goals in the present tense, we can write our vision as though we are living it right now. The subconscious doesn’t have a concept of the future, it accepts the instructions as though you are living your dream in the present.
As you build this picture with words or as some do, a vision board of images that represent your dream life, remember some questions that need to be asked.
Is this dream worthy of me, do I want to give up my life for trying to achieve it.
Does my dream make me feel alive? If not you will give up at the first hurdle.
Is it in line with my core values, do you know what they are? You certainly won’t achieve something that doesn’t line up with what you believe about life.
Is this dream going to require me to grow? Everything in nature is growing all the time. It won’t stimulate us if we’re not growing.
Do I need help from a higher power? Whether that be from another human being or whether you need intuitive guidance.
Is there some good in my dream for others? A beautiful garden can be a real sense of joy for people walking by.
You need to answer ‘YES’ to all these questions. If not you may need to go back to the drawing board and work out where the changes need to be made for you to grow into your vision.
Enjoy constructing your life!