Setting goals in life and constantly failing to live up to them? Then you’re probably lacking inner-vision. You may see where you want to go, but often get lost in the thick of the action.
Setting goals are great, but you need to define your vision. This is where your ‘Priorities In Life” vision comes in. It’s like a smartphone GPS. It’ll map out the journey, the distance and the end goal.
As you move forward, stay focused on your vision and let it guide you to your goal. Following this, the steps will reveal themselves. What is important is that you create a vision that is desirable to you.
When you write your “Priorities in Life” vision, it needs to be completely yours. Own it, but don’t live it through other people.
It’s important to make a distinction between your goals and vision.
A goal is your “How”. Walk everyday for 30 minutes, develop a business action planner, spending more quality time with family.
The Vision is your “Why”. What you want to get out of your business Lifestyle, want out of life in 5 to 10 years time.
To create a “Priorities In Life” vision, begin by identifying your core values, passions, what you love and believe to be your purpose, and how you visualise your future.
From there, be more specific and clear. Your vision should represent your values and your view of the future without being too generic. Your vision can also change over time. The point is to have one so you know why you’re doing what you do, and you’re happier doing it.
A “Priorities In Life” vision consists of describing the life you want in nine areas. As you describe your ideal life in these areas, be daring, be bold, and write with detail.
If you want to own an art studio one day, visualise it and write about the colour, the size, what it looks and smells like inside. Get very specific okay. Even better, set a date for working in your art studio.
At ArtSHINE, we are passionate about “the 9 Priorities in Life” vision. Each area supports the other. Consider them as a well-defined vision will lead to a more focused goal set. The nine areas are:
Mind, Body, Spiritual (Health & Fitness)