HOW TO CREATE A COMPELLING
We’ve all experienced some of the beneﬁts of setting goals, but there’s got to be something ‘above’ your goals; a vision for the future. But, how do you create this ultimate vision?
GREAT VISIONARIES DON’T JUST SET GOALS. They have an extraordinary, imaginative, clear vision that compels them – even when they feel like they have been running a mental marathon.
All human beings need to feel like they have a purpose, a reason for being here! But, the truth is, most people don’t have a compelling vision, so they move towards people who do, just so they can feel that they are ‘part’ of someone else’s.
We’ve all experienced some of the beneﬁts of setting goals, but there’s got to be something ‘above’ your goals, a vision for the future. Your vision is your zest for life. It’s what makes you jump up out of bed in the morning, instead of just ‘going through the motions’ without any clear direction or purpose. Your vision is something that pulls you forward, not something you have to push to create.
I believe that there is enormous value in taking the time to consciously write down your vision, to work on it until you read it back to yourself and it moves you. It should stir your emotions and excite you. If there’s no emotional intensity then it’s impossible to put yourself in the peak state you need to be in to get the very best out of yourself. Having an intense vision gives you focus and it becomes the source of your energy.
t is the vision of the future possibilities, of what can be, that arouses emotion and motivates people to give of their best. The most powerful vision is described in terms of values rather than in terms of money. Of course, money is important, but the decision and commitment to “be your best version of you” is far more exciting. When we pursue something greater than the current moment, we ﬁnd fulﬁllment and joy. The ultimate vision ﬂows from knowing we have a special and unique purpose on this planet. So, how do you create this ultimate vision? Go to an environment that inspires you and where you won’t be interrupted (e.g. the beach, a park, an art museum), and take these steps:
Step 1: Write a paragraph or two answering following questions:
What do you want to create for your life? If all of a sudden you had the energy again like you were a child and the journey had just begun, what would you be excited to tackle? What would get you up early and keep you up late at night? What would your life be about? What does that vision look like? If you had no fear about moving forward, what would you do in your life? What challenges might you be excited to overcome? What do you want to contribute to your own life and the lives of others?
What do you want to give, create, be, feel or share?
“To create an extraordinary quality of life, you must create a vision that’s not only obtainable, but that is sustainable.” — Anthony Robbins
Step 2: Make sure this vision is emotionally charged, with the power to move you to action:
Your vision will provide a consistent focus, continually reminding you what it is you are committed to creating in your life, career or business.
Step 3: Add speciﬁcs:
Your vision should provide some detail about what measurable results you are going to achieve in your life. This yardstick will help you assess where you are versus where you want to be.
Step 4: Don’t try to make your description perfect
You aren’t writing for the Pulitzer Prize— you’re writing to create something that excites you! Try creating a Pinterest board that inspires you or that describes your vision. Or choose a song that becomes your theme song for your life. Get creative, as there is no right or wrong way to describe your ultimate vision .
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