BUILDING A LIFE YOU LOVE – WITH VISION
How often to you find yourself daydreaming about the direction you would like your life to take? Perhaps it involves working in a job that you love? Or maybe it’s about building your own passion-fuelled business? Or perhaps your vision is more focussed on having more free time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life? Whatever that vision looks like, ask yourself what significant steps are you currently taking to ensure this vision comes to fruition?
If the answer is “not much”, do not worry. You’re in the majority. However, I’m afraid that ten years down the line the comforting thought that most people do not take action to create the life they want will no longer be so comforting, as the results of your life will be disappointing. So today we wish to arm you with all the tools and steps required to build the life you love. Are you ready…?
Here we go!
Write YOUR vision.
Its sounds like an obvious place to start but the first step is to write down exactly what you want your life to look like at the end of this process – in every area!! Add motivating images, quotes, people…whatever you need to make this vision compelling, real and YOURS! Writing your vision is as much about deciding what you want as it is about showing the intention to action it! Just by writing your vision down you are already showing intention to follow through. If you notice yourself saying, “I’ll do that another day”, your intention to create a life you love is not paramount. Post the vision where you can see it every day.
Define your values.
Are you currently clear on what your core values are? If you aren’t, it’s time to get clear!! Every decision you make about your passion and how you want your life to look should support or reflect your values.
What are you putting up with?
What in your current life are you simply putting up with or just tolerating? Are there people or situations that drain your energy on a regular basis? If the answer here is “yes” then you need to start addressing these things one-by-one to make room for the good stuff coming your way. Once you’ve identified the areas that require work, it’s time for a spring clean of your day-to-day life! A de-clutter if you like. And this doesn’t just include physical clutter but the clutter of too many distractions, activities and commitments that suck your time and energy.
Make time for yourself.
It’s time to start setting daily or weekly appointments with yourself to work on your life passion actions. This will become a nourishing time where you get to reflect on what you are achieving and make decisions about what requires further focus. If you don’t set aside the time for the work, you will never reach your goal.
Share your vision.
Talk with the people in your life who need to know what you are working towards. When looking to make changes to our lives we all need some support to keep us on track and be a helpful booster when our energy dips slightly.
Now that you have all of your preparation work covered the next step is to start taking action! Tomorrow’s article will take you through the valuable stages of taking action to ensure you are set for success with building the life you deserve.