Finding your vision
“All highly competent people continually search for ways to keep learning, growing and improving. They do that by asking ‘why.’ After all, the person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job, but the person who knows ‘why’ will always be the boss.”Benjamin Franklin
Do you have a vision? Do you have an idea of something you want but don’t know how to get it? Do you want to have a vision but you just can’t see it?
Your vision is something that pulls you forward and gives momentum to your life, it is the ‘why’ you get up and live your best life.
Finding your vision is essential but the two main reasons people are scared to look for it and then to live their mission is because they can’t see it clearly and they are scared to fail.
Let us start with discovering what your vision is.
Think about these three questions:
If time and resources were not a concern, describe the things you long to do.
Think about one or two people you know who really inspire you. What about them is inspiring?
Look forward 20 years… you are attending a function where someone is giving a speech about you. What would you want them to say?
Your vision will provide the energy and enthusiasm to achieve your goal but first you need to see it. Coaching can help you see what is unique and distinctive about you and will help you uncover a future orientated vision.
Finding your purpose
Once you start to find your vision you will see that it is aligned with your purpose. This is the reason you do what you do and will lead to a life of meaning rather than emptiness.
You will live for yourself and not against yourself. With purpose you can live with hope rather than monotony.
A life of purpose gives you something to work towards. It is a means of implementing your vision.
Your purpose is closely aligned to your values. Values represent who you are right now. They are principles that you hold to be of worth in your life. People often confuse values with morals. Values are not chosen. They are intrinsic to you. Your individual values are as distinctly yours as your thumbprint.
Think about these questions:
What is important to you?
When do you feel most yourself?
What brings you joy?
Making a plan
The important and only vital question is, how much greater, finer, am I than I was yesterday? Have I fulfilled my possibilities, made the most of my potentialities?Edward Weston
The plan is your time to implement your vision and purpose.
“What do you want?”
“How will you start?”