The 5 Step Process To Creating A Vision That Works For You

You’ve probably heard that you can only get where you want to be if you know where you’re going.

And, you know what, that time-worn truth carries a lot of weight – even today.

So, how do you come to know where you’re going, so you can get where you want to be?

To start with, goals are crucial.

By setting goals, what you’re really doing is taking each aspect of your life and bringing it into alignment with your overall vision for yourself. 

Using the powerful vision-setting process I´m going to share with you here will help you set more effective goals that will, in turn, help you chart a course that will support and move you forward towards the realization of your life vision.

So, before we begin, let me ask you something…

Do you have a vision for each aspect of your life? Do you know where you’re headed spiritually, socially, relationally, physically, and financially?

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A 5 Step Process For Creating A Vision That Works For You

Step 1: Write down your vision for a particular aspect of your life

Write a couple of paragraphs describing what you’d like to have or be. There’s no right or wrong here. In fact, you probably won’t be completely clear on your dream the first time around. Dreams tend to develop and evolve over time. Making a reasonable guess is a good place to start.

  • When creating your vision, avoid focusing on what you don’t want, because this will only bring about more of that. Turn your back on negativity and focus on what you do want to bring about.
  • For example, if you want more money: Avoid wording your statement like: “I don’t want to be poor anymore.” Instead, envision what it would be like to have all the money you desire – which, after all, is what you really want, and write about what that would be like for you.
  • Although you may feel challenged when first learning to focus on what you want, it gets easier the more you do it. Plus, when you do this consistently – the rewards are spectacular! You actually begin to feel like you have more control over what´s happening in your life…and the power you need to make the positive changes you most desire.

Step 2: Read your vision statement 2-3 times a day

And, while you´re doing it, imagine how well that aspect of your life matches your vision. How does your vision make you feel? Are you really excited and enthusiastic? Is it appealing to you on every level? This little exercise shouldn’t take more than 60 seconds to do each time – so be sure and make it a habit!

Step 3: Re-evaluate & adjust your vision, as needed

If you feel really good about your vision, that’s great. If not, now is the time to make some alterations. Continue refining the image of your dream life until doing your visualization feels spectacular. Re-write each new version.

  • At this point, you may be wondering when this process ever ends. Fortunately, it never ends. Your vision will continually shift and evolve throughout your life – which is good, since what you want in life will change over time as well.

Step 4: Review your vision daily and ensure that it continues to attract you

This will rapidly usher change into your life. In turn, these changes will demonstrate that you’re actually moving towards that vision.

Step 5: Create separate vision statements for all the areas of your life

Consider your finances, relationships, adventure, health, social life, and spirituality. If you can get all these visions to look just the way you want, imagine what your life will look like! 

Why Spend Time On This Process?

Consider all the things you do every day. Everything you do is either helping you reach your vision or helping someone else reach theirs. Wouldn’t you rather help yourself reach yours?

Creating a vision is the first step to creating the life you love.

Tweak your visions a couple of times a day and really focus on the experience of living that vision. This gets easier all the time, because imagining something enjoyable is pleasurable in itself.

Don’t hesitate; begin creating your vision today.

Then, start reviewing and improving them immediately. As you do, your life will begin to change in positive ways you might have never thought possible! And when that happens, you make the shift from blindly building other people´s dreams to having the power and vision to build your own.



About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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