According to our CEO of YOU® Million Dollar Practice Builder, one of the steps to developing a winning mindset is to define your vision.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
My question for you is – Do you believe?
If there were no limits to what you could have, what would your practice and your life look like? That image you get in your head when you think of that question is your vision. Your vision is your desired state for the future. It sets the path for your journey and help guide you to your desired destination.
Why is it important to define your vision?
It defines the optimal desired future state and provides guidance and inspiration as to what an organization is focused on achieving in five, ten, or more years.
A vision can be used in two different ways: inspiration and prediction. It is first used to inspire you in reaching something that you desire. It is also used to predict changes in the future as you journey toward that desire.
A vision might be the most powerful way to keep your focused on what you want in life while keeping you motivated in achieving it. It will open up your mind to endless possibilities and a brighter and bigger tomorrow. When you can envision a future that is happier, healthier and wealthier, you are more likely to make the changes that are necessary for you to reach that type of life.
The future may hold a lot of uncertainties, but one thing is certain – the future is created in the present.
5 Tips to Define Your Vision
Here are 5 tips to help create a Vision Statement that will anchor your dreams.
Make sure that your vision aligns with your core values. Does this vision fit who you are? Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses. Keep your vision as authentic as possible. In doing so, you’ll create an unwavering anchor for your future.
Make sure your vision is ambitious but realistic. Many people suffer from a condition I call “Unrealistic Expectationitis“. Such people get into the habit of creating visions they can’t achieve and that usually leads to discouragement and disappointment. Enlist the help of a business coach/consultant to help you reach for the stars while they keep your feet grounded on earth.
Be somewhat artfully vague when writing your vision statement. Write the vision in a way that will make it adaptable to change and growth. If you’re too rigid, you may limit your vision and it may not be applicable years down the road.
Follow the K.I.S.S. rule. Keep it simple short! You are going to need help to fulfill this vision, therefore it must be easy to understand and implement. Keep it under 5 sentences and avoid technical jargon. The easier it is to communicate, the easier it will be to create.
Review it and update it as often as necessary to keep the vision current and dynamic. The best way to do that is to create a vision board. Your vision board can be digital or on paper. I recommend a digital vision board especially for busy people like me but paper works too. Here are a few steps to help you create a digital vision board:
- Choose a few images that represent your specific goal. These should be actual pictures of what you want that you can find on the internet and save to your computer.
- You can create your digital vision board at no cost using the following Apps: Vision Board, VISUAPP dream or Hay House Vision Board or powerpoint. These apps are available in both IOS and Android platforms. Use the apps to make a collage of your images on your phone or preferred device.
You now have the foundation to create your own Vision Statement and a vision board. For a more detailed guide on creating a fabulous Vision Statement, check out our upcoming mastermind group.
In this group, you’ll be surrounded by positive and supportive people. In that environment, you will learn how to develop a winning mindset to achieve practice or career success and work-life satisfaction.
Are you ready to create your vision?
If so, click below to sign up for our upcoming mastermind group!
I look forward to seeing you there!
Until next time, remember to dream big, take risks and become the CEO OF YOU®!
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