I studied and practiced many years the best method of goal setting. I tried and adapted my own style in many situations and with many other players: with myself, with my teams, on my projects. I experienced great achievements and amazing surprises while I was learning and perfecting this process.
My truth related to this subject and others from the same category like law of attraction, visualization, dream management and many other different names for this activity is the following: vision is vital. It is the foundation. If people want to live their dream, they have to dream it at first.
Vision is the spark lightning the dark road, it gives you safety that you are on the right path and courage to keep going. It brings your motivation out to surface and keeps your dreams alive. It makes you feel worthy and gives you a reason to live and keep going even when you are tired, or sad, or when you feel you don’t want anything else.
It took me a while to discover what is the best way to envision the future. I tried vision boards hand made, drawn, written goals, pictures. I even modeled some of my vision boards, or meditate around them. Now, I live the dream most of the times. My secret starts to reveal.
Here are my five tips to create a great vision:
- Dream big
- Use to be verbs instead of action verbs like to have or to do
- Clarify visually how will be when you reach the ideal state
- Visit it often
- Re-validate at least once a year your desired state and priorities and change it if it is needed.
Here there is more about Vision and Envisioning process.
Have a good week!