While our society is focused on “Big” begin better, I want to ensure you don’t set yourself up for failure particularly when it comes to establishing your vision and mission.
As much as I love to lead with imagination and visualization, I am also driven to be a strategic action taker that is grounded in reality.
All too often I see people on a treadmill chasing an unattainable elusive more or stick to path that they have no emotional connection to (and even worse they even regret wasting years of their life).
First, understand the what must come first before the how. Then when you choose the what, the how usually falls into place.
Watch this week’s video where I share with you 5 indicators to determine whether you’ll achieve your vision or the what and the areas you want to focus on if pursuing your vision has felt like a struggle.
As you go along, I want you to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 in each of the categories.
Your Rating:1 = “No, you lost your damn mind” and 10 = “Hell Yah! I own this!”
I’m also a firm believer in dreaming BIG! If there is a will, there is a way! Nothing here is set in stone. After you rate yourself, look within each category that you rate yourself below an 8 and strategize what are potential needle movers in your vision that can move you higher up the scale. Ask yourself why you rated yourself in each area.
1. Future Identity Can you clearly see your vision and really owning your future identity right now? Can you see yourself taking the necessary action and owning this vision over the long-term in the future?
Is this vision aligned with your core values and beliefs? Can you envision yourself becoming/doing/being the very vision you see? Do you come alive? Does it excite you and light your soul on fire?
2. Intrinsic/Extrinsic Value Does your vision purpose-driven and emotionally speak to you? Will you experience further personal growth and development from pursuing your vision?
Will you advance your business and life with your vision? What are you personal payoffs? Does your vision align with the rewards and recognition you seek? Will you attain any tangible value?
3. Resources Do you have enough available resources available to achieve your vision? Resources include your personal efforts such as time, focus, strategic plan and decision-making ability. It can also include financial, social support from others.
4. Time What is the time delay before you will actualize your vision? What are the opportunity costs or opportunities you forgo pursuing because your vision is the priority? Will you have the bandwidth to commit to this vision?
5. Impact Is your vision aligned with the legacy you want to leave behind? What kind of influence do you want to have in community? What kind of role model do you want to me in your social circles, friends and family?
Because I much prefer to see people live into their fullest potential rather than go down a rabbit hole, I want to ensure you have all the necessary tools at your disposal to make the best decisions and powerful choices in aligning your business and life with your highest vision.
No dream is too big or too small. Only the size of your imagination and belief to make it possible.
Always keep radiating your beautiful light to the world living life with passion, purpose and meaning.