How to Create a Clear Vision for Your Life

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“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller

Imagine waking up every day not knowing what you truly want to do, feeling lost without a purpose in life. 

There are many who go through life unsure about their future, and even present. 

Now imagine another feeling of knowing your life vision, clarity about what drives you, what makes you happy, what makes you fulfilled and arrived. 

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A clear vision acts like a guide, a compass.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of creating a clear vision, identifying your core values, deciding your goals, and practical steps to turn your vision into reality. 

Why do you need to have a Clear Vision?

You need a clear vision in life because:

  1. It gives you direction
  2. It gives you clarity so you can make decisions
  3. It keeps you motivated for your goals
  4. Your vision aligns you with your values and passion. 

What Makes a Clear Vision for Life?

Your vision is a mental picture of how you want your life to look like. Your Life Vision includes your dreams, it represents an ideal future.

When you visualize you imagine the person you want to become. 

Your vision is supposed to cover all aspects of your life. 

Career, relationships, health, personal growth, and contribution to the society.

Creating a vision for your life can be difficult in the beginning. It requires a lot of introspection and vivid imagination. 

You have to let go of your inhibitions and fears and self doubts and imagine the life you want to have ultimately. Remember that your life and your Life Vision are not fixed, they evolve as you grow.

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As you get closer and closer to your vision, you may want to add new goals and remove some things that don’t matter anymore.

How can you create a perfect vision for your life?

You can do anything you want in life, but you can’t do everything.

We live in a world with limitless options. To live a meaningful life, you must start with what matters to you. This starts with self-reflection. 

What are your core values?

What are your natural talents? 

Your natural gifts and strength?

What is something you enjoy doing?

Answering these questions takes you closer to your inner self.  Now you know what matters to you and don’t focus on others.

Use these insights to create your goals and aspirations.

How to start working on your vision

Creating a mental picture is the first step. You have an abstract idea of how you want your life to be.

Next you need to take action. 

You have to align your life with your vision.

Here is how to do that:

  1. Make sure that your daily activities and your future plans match with your life vision. 
  2. Learn the power of No. Say No to distractions and choices that don’t fit in your life vision.  
  3. Power of visualization: Make sure you write down your vision every day on a piece of paper. This helps you stay connected with your vision.

How to Turn Your Vision into Reality

Finding your vision and aligning your life is important. 

But turning your vision into reality requires a lot of work.

Now is the time to work hard and stay focused.

1. Set Smart Goals

You have to set short term and long term goals. 

You can set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly goals. 

2. Break Goals into Tasks

Once you break your goals into a list of tasks, it becomes manageable and achievable.  

3. Use Vision Board

Human beings are motivated by their emotions. 

When you look at a picture that reflects your vision, it creates a surge of emotions. We want to have that emotional connection with our vision. 

4. Identify the daily habits

Identify the daily habits that you need to succeed in your goals. These are your core activities. The 20% that is going to bring 80% of the results. 

5. Build Routine

Success in any field of life requires routine.

We have limited willpower. But your routine is like a muscle. The more you exercise the stronger your routine grows and after 5 to 6 months, your routine becomes automatic.

6. Track Progress

Track your progress every week/month. See how you are performing and how you can do better.

How to Overcoming Obstacles in your path

When you set big, bold goals, Be prepared for challenges and obstacles.

These challenges can be in several forms.

They can be internal like, lack of clarity, fear of failure, insecurities, doubts, lack of resources, skills.

There can be external issues that are out of your control.

Let’s take a look at how we can address these challenges

1. Lack of Clarity

Lack of clarity happens when your vision is not clear. You have doubts.

Take a break and redo the vision exercise. Keep on doing self reflection until you figure out exactly what is it, that you want. Clarity in life may take some time. Seek help from a clarity life coach when needed.

2. Procrastination and Lack of Discipline

Procrastination happens in the mind. 

If you are not sure of achieving your goals, you will procrastinate. If your goals and dreams are big enough you may lack motivation to work.

Make sure your goals are bigger than the effort you have to put.

Break down your goals into smaller steps. If your mind is convinced your body will do it.

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3. Fear of Failure

Fear of failure can paralyze us from taking action. 

You have to shift your mind from results to process. Enjoy the process.

Remember you cannot succeed without failing in life. 

Failure is the necessary step, which teaches you how to get better results. 

Adopt a growth mindset, and see each failure as a learning opportunity.

How to stay motivated toward your vision

Staying motivated toward a goal is easier for some people and difficult for others. 

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind:

Don’t keep too many goals

Our brain can focus a maximum of three priorities at one time. If you focus on too many goals at a time, you won’t be able to achieve anything.

Have a role model

Your role model could be a celebrity, a leader, your boss or your mom/dad. Your role model is someone you can look up to when you need motivation.

Surround yourself with like minded people

Human beings are wired to work in communities. When you have people around you who are working on the same goals or have achieved the goals, it will keep you inspired.

Summary Create Life Vision

I’ve given you the steps:

  1. How to find your core values, strengths, dreams, passion 
  2. How to create your vision 
  3. Living your life according to your vision 
  4. Setting goals and start building your life 
  5. Overcoming obstacles and challenges to your life vision.

Now it’s your turn, to take this information and turn your vision into reality!

See you soon with another exciting topic!

Dolveen

Life Clarity Coach

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