There is a lot of talk about vision especially in this election, but what does that really mean to you? I challenge you to really ask yourself: Where am I going? Who am I? Why am I here? What is the Vision for my Life?
Vision is the force that invents the future and actually leads you on your journey. Holding your vision is like following your North Star that shines the light even in the darkest of nights. Seeing your vision is what keeps you focused on days when you want to throw in the towel. But, before you can begin that journey, you need to have a solid foundation in knowing who you are and in knowing your values.
I say this in workshops and people say "I know who I am, and I live according to my values". Yet, when we take a deeper look, many of our actions are not reflecting our words. Somewhere along the way, we get out of alignment. Many of us do not realize it until there is a crisis. Rather than wait for a catalyst, why not spend some time reflecting now?
What are the most important things to you? If someone described you, what would they say? How would your family or co-workers describe you? After you list the things that are important to you, ask yourself if these are the activities that show up in your life.
Are you living an authentic life of integrity always doing what you say you are going to do even when no is looking? If not, you are stopping the positive flow of energy. Every time you tell a little white lie even to yourself, you are giving your power away! It is like putting a kink in the waterhose; the water cannot flow.
When you procrastinate on your goals, or not follow-through with your ideas, you are stopping the flow. Where in your life can you really take a new level Personal ReSponsibility? I wrote about PR in the last post as the ability to respond and not play the blame game for your life? Pillar II is taking that PR and creating a Vision for where you want to go!
Realizing You have the Power within to do anything you want is the greatest gift you can give yourself. It only takes a thought! Change your thought now about who you are or who want to become. It may require a shift in conscientious. If so, take a few minutes everyday to allow that shift to happen. Focus on your Vision every night before you go to bed.
Take ReSponsibility for knowing your values and living accordingly. Live your life to the fullest every single day with this knowing and you will begin to see your Vision unfold right before your eyes!