How to Discover Your Vision for your Life
Do you have a set vision for your life? Do you know what you want to accomplish and what you are working towards? It is important to take some time to discover your vision for your life. Your vision is like traveling into time and seeing your future. It’s an image that makes you feel hopeful and excited when you look at it. It’s a future reality that you are willing to work and sacrifice for because the rewards will be greater than the sacrifice.
Your vision is the image of your ideal life. It represents all the things & people who mean the most to you. Your vision is your own. It is what you want to achieve, accomplish and enjoy during your lifetime. It will encompass the legacy you want to leave.
It’s not about being successful. It’s not about earning awards or recognition. It’s not about having a big house and a fancy car. It’s not about making a million dollars. It’s about creating a legacy for others to follow. It’s about making a difference in the world around you. It’s about living a life filled with passion, purpose and joy.
I personally believe we are all put here on this earth for a purpose. I believe it’s our responsibility to figure out that purpose and pursue it passionately. The first step to find out our purpose is to create a vision and connect with our dreams.
Your vision may change some as you grow older and as you mature. You may find things that were important to you 10 years ago are not really that important now. You may find that you have realized some of your dreams already and need to create some new dreams and goals to work towards. It is always important to re-evaluate our vision, goals and dreams at least once a year or every few years. Most of all, it’s important to make sure your vision is so powerful that it inspires you, re-energizes you and keeps you motivated to continue striving for those goals.
Questions to ask yourself to create your vision:
Writing down your vision (as well as your goals) is essential to your understanding, connecting and achieving your vision. It’s like having a GPS or road map to your intended destination. Below are 10 questions to help you figure out your vision.
1. If I could invent the future, what would I create for myself?
2. At the end of my life, what will be my greatest accomplishment?
3. What mission in life absolutely inspires me?
4. What is my burning passion, what am I truly passionate about?
5. What work do I find absorbing, engaging and truly enjoy?
6. How will my work, career or business enable me to live those dreams?
7. What would my ideal or perfect day look like?
8. If someone were to describe me, what words would I want them to use?
9. If I had a magic wand and could change any one thing about my life, what would I change?
10. If I knew failure wasn’t an option, what would I attempt to achieve or do with my life?
(Source for some of these guided questions: Build it Big by the DSWA)
Take the time today to honestly answer these questions. Think back to the dreams you had when you were younger. Rekindle the fire for the mission you are truly passionate about. As you answer these questions you will be begin to discover what your vision is for your life. Then you can begin to create goals and action plans to reach your dreams.
Once you have done this, the next step will be to create a vision, dream or focus board. You can learn how to create your Vision Board in my post: How to Create a Dream, Vision or Focus Board for your Life
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