Your personal vision is a detailed description of where you want to be.
It describes in detail what your destination looks like and feels like. I would suggest that to create a balanced and successful life, your vision needs to include all dimensions of your life.
In coaching we refer to this as the wheel of life. Consider the following: work, finances, free time, health, relationships and giving back to the community, to mention a few. You can change these sections to suit your particular vision. Dividing your life into sections is done with the intention of considering all aspects of your life rather than just one or two. Let’s face it, there is more to your life than just one or two aspects.
Clarifying your goal or your personal vision is key. Once this is decided, affirmations and visualisation work is encouraged to keep you moving forward. Once you are clear about what you want, you can keep your mind focused on that by using your affirmations and visualisations daily. Opportunities will arise and they always do. We need to be in the mindset to recognise it and grasp it.
This is all private and personal work. Sometimes people may find the idea of repeating mental affirmations and visualisations embarrassing, even silly, but who needs to know? If positive affirmations and visualisations keep you moving forward with your dream, getting up and going into a job that will help finance this dream, then why not try it?
Be brave and courageous in creating your personal vision this Christmas. Limiting thoughts creates limiting outcomes. Be clear and crystal clear about what it is you want and why you want that particular vision. Having this kind of clarity helps you to stay on track and gives you that deep sense of passion, meaning and purpose that is required to see your vision through.
There are people who will try to talk to you about your vision, they will tell you that it can’t be done, that it is a waste of time.There will be others who will not take you seriously with the intention of bringing you down to their level. That makes them feel comfortable because you see, your desired change is challenging them also. But that is their story, that is their perspective and leave it with them.
Part of maturing is changing our desired outcomes. Can we really have the same desired outcome we had when we were 15, 20, 30, 40 years of age and older. I would suggest that as we grow older we deepen our understanding of society, resulting in changing our vision and priorities. At this stage in our lives we may have experienced difficulties and challenges. We may also have experienced the many possibilities that can be achieved. We move through life’s stages with various perspectives, manifesting visions and dreams as we travel the road taken to materialize them. There is never just one way.
Dreams change, visions transform. They represent a stage in our lives that we are at. The dream could be completing exams, meeting that special person, starting a family, owning a house/apartment etc. Each of these stages will have their own separate dream and vision.
So our dreams and visions are constantly changing and constantly evolving. Find the technique that works best for you, affirmation, visualisations, meditation or vision boards and then apply it to all your dreams and visions. To stagnate, results in you missing adventures and creating a story, your special story, for no one else but yourself. You can do it!
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Online life coach. Ireland