Having a clear vision is key to your success, it helps to create clarity and defines success in every aspect of your life.
I have come to love this topic so much, because of its ability to pull people into their success and mastery.
Instead of whipping you, a vision should inspire you to live your most successful life.
The trick is, a vision is not a destination but, rather a North Star that will guide you on your journey. I like to think of it like this; a vision should be thought of as a road trip, not a flight (or better yet, not a time travel machine)
Before we get into the four key principles to creating a powerful vision I want to talk about visualization.
Visualization is a real thing; it is not some woo-woo stuff. When we visualize the desired outcome enough times, using all five senses, and with deep emotion, we get to capitalize on the fact that our central nervous system cannot differentiate between real and imaginary events.
By doing this, we rewire the nervous system to have the experience of having experienced those events, influencing our beliefs and behaviors in a different orientation that suits the desired outcome. This new orientation is the purpose of a vision.
For example, athletes have been using this tactic for years under the name of visualization or imagery. As Emily Cook, a veteran American aerialist said “You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it, everything.” when describing how to make imagery so power to the point that “it works.”
Now that we have that clear, let’s get into the four key principles:
When creating a vision, we need to focus less on what we want and more on what we want to feel. This is a shift from extrinsic motivators to intrinsic motivators.
When you think about your vision, whether it be in business or in your personal life, what do you want to feel like? What describing words come to mind when you visualize yourself in that desired state?
2. Tap into your senses
Include all of your senses in the creation of your vision. As Emily Cook said above “You have to smell it. You have to hear it. You have to feel it, everything.” to get as close to the real package as possible.
An effective way to do this is to build a journey through all five senses in experiencing your vision.
What does it smell like? What does it feel like? What does it look like? What does it sound like and what does it taste like?
For example, if you want to buy a new home, take yourself through a tour of the house with all your five senses. Don’t just think about it, experience it.
3. Joyfully achieving
To make the journey even more powerful and meaningful, you must bring contentment and gratitude to the present moment.
This comes from a place of self-discipline and self-love. A simple gratitude practice can make all the difference in your experience and makes that pulling vision something that inspires you rather than whips or defeats you.
Take time to smell the roses along the way; you’ve got this.
4. Letting go
The last principle is letting go of your vision as a destination. This is not a plane trip from point A to point B.
To receive the fruits of your vision, a thinking pattern shift must take place. So often we think about our vision as a destination and ignore all the beautiful things that come up along the way.
Those feelings, situations and learning outcomes are what points us in the direction to live in the journey and realize our real intention.
Are you ready to create big wins through a powerful vision?
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