Every May, I do something special just for myself.
Since it’s my birthday month, I like to re-visit my vision for my life. I’m talking about the powerful, crystal-clear vision, that’s written down, with dates, that helps guide me in everything I do personally and professionally.
To tell you the truth, not much changes from year to year. My original vision wasn’t about material things. You know, what I wanted to achieve or to own someday.
I wrote about the lifestyle that I wanted to live and the person I wanted to be.
Sure, people will come into your life and others will leave it. Circumstances may change (like a worldwide pandemic!) And these situations may cause you to have to pivot or tweak your vision just a bit.
When you write a vision that’s clear and from that still a place, you’ll find that the core of your vision will remain the same throughout your life.
That vision should remain the same when you write it over again each year.
The Steps To Write Your Vision
Here are 3 Key Tips for Vision Writing (or re-writing) to help you get into the perfect space for the words to just flow out of you and onto your paper.
1. Find a quiet space where you can truly be at peace.
I love to be away at a beach to do this exercise. This year, I’m with my brand new grandson instead!
Make sure that you’re in complete solitude. It’s quiet, your phone is off, and no one’s causing distractions around you. It should be like you’re in a state of meditation.
The peaceful environment will allow you to open yourself up to the universe.
You’ll open up to receiving what God is telling you. He’s got something he wants to collaborate with you on!
2. Make a list of all the things flowing from your heart that you really want for your life.
In two of his incredible books “Think and Grow Rich” and “Outwitting the Devil,” Napoleon Hill talks about the importance of knowing what you intend to do…about knowing what drives you.
What are your non-negotiables?
What are the burning desires that you have? The ones that you think about when you wake up, and all day, and then again when you go to bed? Those desires just there tapping at your heart…
For re-writing: Reflect on the past year about the things you no longer want, what’s not serving you anymore, what has stopped exciting you, and what doesn’t align with those desires in your heart anymore.
For me, that sometimes includes things like groups I’m associated with that no longer fit into my vision, or part of my business that I incorporated for a while but I’ve decided I’m ready to let that go and move on.
I have found that who I am and what I do don’t change from year to year. That means what I’ve written is aligned with my purpose. Every year, it just gets sweeter and more powerful.
3. Write the vision as if it’s 3 years from now. It’s May 2023!
Quick tip: I find it really inspiring to have a fresh new journal to write my 3-year vision in each year.
Three years from now, what does your life look like?
Provide everything in very clear detail about your faith, family, fitness and health, finances and career.
But don’t worry if there are some shifts from year to year. And you may need to pivot or create something new.
A great example of a shift for me is that I’ve just become a grandma. I’m in a whole new and wonderful place!
Last year when I re-wrote my vision (in Cabo, and boy am I missing the beach this year!) I started writing things out knowing that I would eventually be blessed with my first grandchild. I didn’t know how soon it would be, but I am over the moon that he’s here.
I wrote about the shifts that I would be creating in my business and how I wanted my lifestyle to be so that I could spend as much time as possible with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchild when that time came. Now here I am, experiencing those shifts.
The Time To Write Is Now
If you’ve never written down your purpose-driven vision, I challenge you to do it.
Grab a journal and a pen, find a quiet place, and get started.
Leave a comment and let me know when it’s complete!
Vision is victory,