4 Steps to Clarifying a Vision for Your Future

Overcome Your Blockages & Move Forward

Man With a Vision

You’ll be 100 times more motivated moving towards something you want, than away from something you don’t want. Clarify what you really want! All of your goals should lead you toward your vision or they shouldn’t be goals at all.

How a Vision Can Improve Your Life

  • Opens you up to your potential
  • Helps you make the best decisions possible
  • Reminds you of what you have to be excited about
  • Makes you more disciplined and focused on the right things
  • Eliminates those activities not leading to your vision

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung

People hire me to help them find clarity. I ask questions that inspire them to dream about their ideal future. Here are the steps I help them take to create this vision.

4 Steps to Crafting & Executing Your Vision This Year

Step 1: Create a Foundation

Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional challenges, and low self-worth create blockages to having clarity & being your true self. Work on yourself first.

It’s hard work planning a bright future, especially if you’ve gone through trauma, you’re anxious, or depressed. Your mind won’t want to go there, yet it’s just what it needs.

Step 2: Get it Down on Paper

Write something down about how you want each area of your life to be at the end of this year. Don’t be perfectionistic about this, just write down what intuitively comes to mind.

Download the worksheet and take 20 minutes for this activity. Any more than 20 minutes may cause “over-analysis paralysis”. Trust yourself and get your thoughts down. Create your vision summary and reflect on this each morning.

Step 3: Use Filters

Your vision needs to foster life balance and align with your life purpose, core values, and core needs. If it doesn’t, then it’s not a healthy vision.

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies” – Ann Landers

Step 4: Take Action

Don’t play it safe. Let go of the outcome and JUST DO IT. Set short-term goals (i.e. 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, etc.) that lead you toward your vision. Make adjustments as needed. Remember, perfectionism is the enemy of progress!

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