If you feel less than enthusiastic about your work, clarity, or sense of success these days, I did something recently that has made a profound difference – maybe you want to give it a try, too:
I wrote a new vision statement.
I wrote my first vision statement years ago, and although I revisit and revise it pretty regularly, I recently realized that what I had didn’t quite ‘fit’ anymore.
Things have changed, *I* have changed, and I needed my vision statement to reflect that.
So I pulled out a blank piece of paper, asked myself a few questions, and let myself dream without limitations. I then noted the most important-to-me points and crafted them into a statement.
Once I sat with this newly-revised vision statement for a while, other things – such as my goals, plans, and focus for the upcoming year – started falling into place, too.
A few of the questions that got me started, which you might try asking yourself:
* If I waved a magic wand and everything went absolutely beautifully, what would I see 3 (or 5, or 10) years from now?
* At my 95th birthday party, what would I love to hear said when others are toasting me?
* How would I like to finish this sentence: “When people think of _______, they think of me”? In other words, what do I want to be ‘known for’?
And one of my personal favorites,
* What will the world look like once I’ve finished changing it?
These are big questions, which is what we need to craft a big vision! But don’t worry if it takes a while to uncover your answers. (And if you’d like help with this, contact me – I coach often on vision, purpose statement, and values work!)
Do you have a vision statement? What other questions might you ask yourself to help clarify your vision? Share your ideas and questions below!