I talk a lot about vision in my coaching sessions. Vision is extremely important in your life. Let’s look at what vision is and why it is important.
What is vision?
Vision, is knowing the future state that you want your life or your business. All businesses have vision statements that drive the activities of the organization. Everything a business does is done to achieve the vision for the company. A company’s vision statement is normally short and concise so that it will resonate with the consumer. Let’s look a few vision statements:
“To make people happy.”
Be the world’s beer company.
Through all of our products, services and relationships, we will add to life’s enjoyment.
In those examples, you could probably name the company without me identifying it. With Disney, you see their vision in every product they produce. Anheuser-Busch even defines how they will add to life’s enjoyment. Each company makes decisions and plans around the vision statement.
Do you have a vision for your life? Can you describe the state that you want your life to be?
While the vision statement for a business has to be short and concise for the public, your vision statement should be very detailed covering all areas of your life. The more details, the better you see your vision. As humans, if we see it – even if it’s just in our minds – we believe it. When we believe in something, we are more able to achieve it.
By being specific with details, you can see what needs to be changed in your life to achieve your vision. You are able to create action plans to achieve your goals for your vision.
Why is a vision important to you?
If you don’t know your vision for your life, how do you know if your actions will get you the results you want? Imagine starting out on a trip and not knowing the destination. When would know had arrived? More importantly, how would you know where to go? Your vision, with the associated action plans, is your personal map to achieving the life you want.
- Create your vision statement for your life.
- Make your vision statement very detailed so it will real to you.
- Create a vision for different areas of your life and combine them to form your total life vision statement.
Feel free to add your thoughts or your vision statement below. Also, if you have any questions, you can leave them as well.