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What Is Your Personal Vision?

As a consultant/coach, the most important thing for me to learn about my client is what their personal vision is for their life.  Ask yourself these questions:

 

What do I want my life to look like 5 years from now?

What do I want my life to look like 10 years from now?

What choices am I making today that puts my on the path to getting there?

Saipan. One hands is holding a glass sphere and it projects the sky and the clouds at the beach.

 

Most people have no personal vision and are starkly afraid to think about what their lives will look like in 5 or 10 years, especially if they continue doing what they are doing, and have been doing.  Each of us MUST have a personal vision.  What’s that Andrew? Sounds like a buzz word from a motivational speaker.  I know, it’s so over-used and under-explained.

 

Vision is the act of gazing at an internal sight; or a sight mentally, seen in the mind’s eye  (imagination).  We have to be brave enough to see in our mind’s eye what our lives will look like in 5 years if we stay on the track we are on.  It’s scary because deep down we know the ugly truth is, well, UGLY.  Create an internal sight, in your mind’s eye of a great life in 5 years time.  Think about everything you want your life to be, if it was possible.  Don’t think about why it can’t happen, or that it’ll never happen.  Think only about what you would want your life to be if nothing was impossible.  It might not be probable, but it is possible.  Take probable off the table for this exercise in creating a personal vision for yourself.  (Imagine what you would do if you won the Clearing House Ed McMahon thingee, if you can’t get there any other way.)

 

This is the very FIRST STEP toward having a great life in 5 or 10 years, build your personal vision.  What’s your house look like that you are living in? Do you have a speed boat? Do you look smoking hot like a fitness model?  My friend Steve Siebold has his clients pretend to write a letter to a friend about their life and what it looks like 5 years into the future.  Be sure to tell as much detail as possible (like how great your back patio is with a hot tub, stone fire pit, water fall, flat screen TV, full bar, outdoor kitchen, etc.)

 

Boo Yah!!

 

PS. If you want help building a personal vision dealing specifically with your health, fitness, or weight loss CLICK HERE.

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  1. Michele Vargason says:

    I came across your page as a suggestion and as I was browsing your page, found this article.
    I am a disabled veteran, living hundreds of miles away from family and friends, so, I decided late last year that I would move back to Florida (from Ohio,) to be close to my loved ones. I had no idea how I would make it happen as I’m on a fixed income, but, when I made the decision, I sat down and made a vision board.
    The vision board was pretty amateur, featuring cut-outs of places I wanted to be, how I wanted to look and most importantly, what state of mind I wanted to be in, (strong, confident, peaceful, etc.) I just have to say that I believe the vision board was a game changer for me; I’m moving in June of this year.
    I wanted to thank you for sharing the information about the 5-year letter as I feel it could be the final piece of my vision as a whole. I’m a firm believer in getting the information you need, when you’re ready to receive it, and this article came along in the perfect way and the perfect time.

    • Andrew Wittman says:

      Michele,
      Thank you so much for sharing your story! It is inspiring and exciting to hear a first-hand account of the applied principles of success and mental toughness in action. Please keep us posted in June when you make the big move, and send a picture with some palm trees in the background! (I feel more peaceful and relaxed just writing the words “palm trees”.) Boo yah!!
      aw

    • Boo Ya, Michele!

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Nicely and clever written,
    Boo Yah Andrew ! )

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