Updated: Aug 30
Creating a vision for your life helps you choose which direction you want your life to go. Until you are clear on your vision, your goals aren't going to take you anywhere. Setting your vision helps you decide what you really want - and to get it.
A vision is like a very clearly visualized dream of how you would like your life to be. Many people like to represent this in pictures, such as by using a vision board. To make a vision board, you can cut out pictures that represent how you want your life to be, then hang it somewhere prominent in your home. This allows you to reinforce your vision on a regular basis.
According to Inc,
Knowing your life vision allows you to set your expectations for success. When you know what you want to accomplish in life, you'll know if you're getting closer to meeting your own personal expectations of success.
Having a life goal can help you stay focused on your own path -- not those around you.
When you try to get directions from a GPS, you need to know two things: Where you are going, and where you are starting from. When it comes to your life and your goals, your starting point is where you are now. Your vision determines where you want to go. You would never know if you had arrived at your destination if you hadn't set one beforehand.
Yet, many of us go through life without setting a destination. Is it any wonder that we are so unsatisfied with our lives? We haven't laid out a map or any directions. We just aimlessly follow whatever path lies in front of us.
Although this may lead to happiness in the moment, it doesn't promote success or growth in the long-term. When we don't plan for the future, we don't know what to expect. We don't lay any savings aside, or prepare for retirement. We don't prepare for the kids going to college, or going out into the world on their own.
Having a vision in life is important, because it is both your destination and your compass in life. It points you in the way that you want to go in life.
According to Compass, vision directs our future by:
01 | Vision Chooses Our Friends
02 | Vision Decides How We Spend Our Time
03 | Vision Creates Your Habits
When we are clear about what we want out of life, only then can we achieve it. Setting your vision for your life can help you live up to your full potential, and get the things that you really want out of life. It keeps you from getting sidetracked, and from going here and there without any real purpose.
Having a vision allows you to have a singular purpose towards which to direct your goals, thoughts and actions. This can make a huge impact on both your future and your happiness.
To help get clear on your vision, it can help to first determine your Priorities and Values. These are the ideals that you hold dearest in your life. By understanding more about what is important to you, it can help you to decide where you want to go in life.
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