These are wonderful pointers for getting the life you want.
“Without a vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18
The general idea that if you don’t have a vision for your life and are not living with intention, you might certainly find yourself somewhere perhaps where you’d ultimately like not to be.
Where are you going?
Here are some steps to help reshape some areas of your life that may not be serving you and will help you see your vision crystal clear.
1. RESHAPE your Heart and release your old hurts
It can be hard to reshape your heart and see a new vision for your life while being held by old pain, grief and trauma’s that have not settled. Spend some time thinking and feeling about hurts that are still within your heart. Do you need to forgive someone? Are you hanging on to pain that needs healing? Be truthful with yourself about those feelings, engage with trusted counsel and support, and begin the reshape process so you can fully heal and move forward.
2. Giving of yourself
Build out a vision for your life that includes giving of yourself to others. People need you – they need your gifts, your talents, your story. You will create the very best version of yourself in the process.
3. Develop your personal passions
We have all been created with natural talents and passions. What are yours? Are you truly living them out in some way? There is nothing better than when you feel you are living in your lane using your gifts.
4. Engage with people you admire and are inspired by
Identify people whose lives you admire. Talk with them about their journey, what keeps their passion and commitment alive. Make a point to spend time with people who do what you want to do and live how you want to live…you are the company you keep!
5. Create a vision board for your life; in your mind, on paper or on Pinterest
The first key to any strategy is to start with the end goal in mind. What do you want your life to look like? Visualize it in detail as this is the first step to engaging your heart, mind and soul in the process.
6. Don’t trap yourself in your thoughts, in your heart or by your current situation
Cast your vision big. Don’t allow your vision to be diminished by fear or a lack of confidence. if you begin to feel uncomfortable or unsettled by the bigness of your vision, than you are on the right track. You should feel a little anxious but also very excited. If you can see it, you CAN get there!
7. Be open to observation
Ask the people closest to you for support and that the commit to stand with you. Be sure they are there for your best interest and will be honest and supportive.
8. Create your own branded mission statement and activation plan
Write down a statement that represents your vision and place it somewhere where you can read it every day. Next write down five action steps that will allow you to advance toward your goal. Choose three that are simpler and two that take more of an effort. Make them doable so you can feel accomplished with each success. Once a quarter or two times a year, you may need to add new action steps as you progress with your plan.
9. Be open to accountability with trusted relationships
This is one of the most important elements to reshaping any area of your life. Gather a small group of people that will encourage you and hold you accountable to stay on course. Give them the authority to do it and don’t get frustrated when they do.
10. All about the end goal, the journey to get there may not be what you would expect, but keep focused an appreciate every step of the adventure.
We cannot cannot control everything in our lives. Circumstances happen that can cause your vision to change or adjust and it’s ok. Think of your vision as a living thing that aligns with the fullness of your heart, mind, soul and health as you progress with your life over the years.