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?
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.)
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