Many have goals they would like to accomplish in the next chapter in their life. Reaching those goals can be challenging.
Achieving and experiencing your vivid vision of your goals can require a different mindset and set of skills; some you may have used before in business.
Why not apply the same skills and energy to achieve your vivid vision of your future.
First step in creating a Vivid Vision: start thinking about these key questions.
- Roll your calendar forward 1, 5 or 10 years out; now look back over that time frame, did you accomplish what you wanted?
- Did you have a list of goals that you wanted to accomplish?
- How many of your goals did you accomplish?
- Play this story in your mind and ask yourself: did my story play out like I would like?
- Are you the hero of your story or just a bit player?
Use This Vivid Vision Checklist
- Adopt a growth mindset
- Write you story with your climactic scene in mind
- Be the hero of your story
- Reverse engineer your story, what is the controlling theme?
- Is it designed to make you excited and interested in participating in your future life?
- What is your short- and long-term vision?
- What are your goals; they must be challenging.
- What do you want most in life? Define your ambitions in detail.
- Reverse engineer the goals, break them down into daily, weekly and monthly achievable and measurable tasks.
- Learn to say no to things that don’t coincide with your vision.
- What are you willing to sacrifice for what you want?
- What is your destination and why should anyone care; make your destination functions as your compass.
- Will your vision inspire or serve other people? Write a defense of why your life was meaningful
- What are your charitable inclinations?
- Your funeral is your ultimate climactic scene; write the fictional version of your obituary/eulogy now. Reread it often.
- What will your family and loved ones say about you when they describe you to others?
- Meditate, exercise and journal it may help clarify your vision
- Make sure the story you are telling others about yourself is as relevant as the story you are telling you about yourself; manage your internal narrative.
Vivid Vision Checklist-Get Started
Take the time, write them down, reread weekly.
- 1yr, 5yr, 10yr goals which include:
- Life plan
- Charitable intent
- Big vision you want to accomplish before your death (can be scary, audacious)
- Who do you want to share meaningful experiences with?
- How much time do you have left (you can use your age subtracted from 86 as an example)
- Things to do each day (2)
- Things you don’t do each day (2)
- Assign tasks and timeframes (SMART)
- Set goals, name each goal, prioritize
- Write out why the goal matters
- Goal accomplishment date
- Milestones label 1, 2, 3 to keep track of progress
- Break the goals down to the essential daily steps to achieve the goal(s)
Why Vivid Vision?
An important component to retiring with confidence; to know what your vision of your future looks like. It allows goals to be framed, clarified, quantified, and prioritized so strategies can be designed to pursue your vision. If you would like to talk more about your vivid vision and how we might help, schedule a call.
Vivid Vision- Suggested Reading
- Vivid Vision by Cameron Herold
- Mindset The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
- The Power of Story by Jim Loehr