Do you ever think what your life will be like in 1, 5, 10 years?
For multi-passionate women, it’s hard to imagine where you’ll be tomorrow. There’s always a new passion to discover. A new business idea to pursue. A new shiny idea to chase.
The possibilities are endless.
I’m all for exploring anything that piques your fancy and abandon projects you’re not interested in anymore – without guilt.
But, without a clear vision, you risk staying stuck in limbo land forever, trying all the things and always feeling like your life isn’t going anywhere.
To go somewhere, you need a map. A direction. A vision of what your life will look in the next few months or years.
Once you have that vision, it’s simply a matter of taking action and creating the right habits that can get you there, one day at a time.
This simple exercise will help you get clear about your vision for the future, so you can start taking the right action to get there.
How To Create A Clear Vision For Your Life
Whatever your vision is, you want to make sure it is YOUR vision before you start taking action.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you need to follow a certain path because that’s what everyone around you is doing or what people expect from you.
That’s a recipe for disaster.
You don’t want to work for years towards your goal only to realise once you get there that it doesn’t make you happy. So ask yourself these questions before you start visualising:
- Imagine it’s 80 years from now and you’re on your deathbed. What kind of life do you want to have lived, what goals do you want to have accomplished? What would you regret not having done?
- What does success mean to you? Is it travelling the world and experiencing other cultures, writing books that touch people’s lives, getting involved in charity organisations in your local area or getting home in time every evening to have dinner with your partner? Or ALL of these things?
- What are your values? Do you value the freedom of working from everywhere and creating your own schedule everyday or the stability of a steady routine? Are you driven by money or the impact you could make in the world if you achieved financial success? What values (health, compassion, integrity, etc) do you live by?
If that dream of yours doesn’t pass these tests, it wasn’t really your dream. Ditch it, and move on to your real life vision. Life is too short to waste time on things you don’t really want to do.
The Life Vision Exercise
Grab pen and paper (or your laptop, if you prefer) and sit in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Turn off your phone (or put it in another room) so you won’t get distracted by all the notifications.
Ready? Start visualising what you want in every area of your life.
If visualising where you’ll be in 10 years feels too overwhelming for you, visualise where you’ll be in 1 year or even 1 month. Take it at your own pace.
Pick your time frame and write your answers to the questions below in your journal:
- What job are you doing?
- What projects are you working on?
- Where are you working from?
- Who are you working with (colleagues, clients, etc)?
- How much money are you making a year?
- Are you in a romantic relationship and, if so, what kind?
- What’s your relationship with your family (parents, siblings, cousins etc) like?
- How many friends do you have and how often do you see them?
- Are you involved in your community and, if so, how?
- How are you helping others?
- What’s your diet like?
- Do you exercise and, if so, how?
- What do you do to stay healthy and fit?
- Are you practicing any form of mindfulness and, if so, what?
- Are you free from disease and illness?
4. Free Time
- What do you do in your free time?
- Who do you spend your free time with?
- What are your hobbies? Anything new you want to explore?
- How often are you going on holiday?
- Where are you going on holiday?
5. Personal Life
- Where do you live?
- What does your home look like?
- What’s your spiritual practice like?
- What are you doing to improve yourself as a person?
Write it all down and look at your vision often. It’ll inspire you to take the right action to create your dream life.
What If Your Life Vision Changes?
Newsflash: your vision will change.
Human beings are ever-changing, ever-evolving creatures. As you go through life, try new things, and have new experiences, your dreams and goals will change.
But while the details can change, I believe your overall vision does stay the same.
Your vision, dreams and goals are part of your life purpose, the mission you came on this planet to achieve.
Your life purpose doesn’t change. But the way you achieve your purpose, or the order you chase your dreams, can change overtime as you learn valuable lessons and prioritize certain goals over others during different periods of your life.
Don’t worry about getting every detail right. Focus on what you want out of life this very moment and go for it.
10 years from now, when you revisit this list again, you’ll find out you’ve accomplished most of it without even realising it.
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