Our dreams are as individual as we are. They can be large or small, and anywhere in between. I am going to take you through the process of self-reflection, introspection, and creating your own vision.
If you feel that you are capable of a life far more enriching than the one you are currently living and that there is untapped potential within you, then you are going to enjoy the process of creating your own vision. A vision will help you tap into what it is you truly want for all areas of your life, and help you uncover your strengths and talents.
You may have a voice in the back of your mind saying: “Why should I do this? My life’s not so bad. I’m pretty content.” And actually, the best time to do an exercise such as this is when things are going well because you approach the process being more open and willing to welcome new ideas.
A process of creating your vision.
The first step in the process of creating your vision, is to get into a good place mentally so you can explore where you are currently, and where you want to be in the future. The more present and centered you are, the better you can tap into where you are now; the better you can determine what you really want; and the better you can figure out how to get from where you are to where you want to go.
Centering is powerful because it helps you to be fully in the present, and not have your attention elsewhere. It helps you to be physically and mentally relaxed, so you can be open to your discoveries. And it helps you have the intention of bringing to life something wondrously beneficial.
When you have plenty of time to dedicate to the process and are ready to create your vision, reflect on the questions and write your thoughts. At first your answers might seem to be unclear or incomplete. Or other thoughts might pop up inside your head and distract you. Do not let this discourage or stop you. Trust that it may take you a little while to “warm up.” Just keep asking the question, continue writing, and your thoughts will start to flow.
When you are answering these questions, write down all the thoughts that come to you. No judgment, and no controlling what you write, just let the thoughts flow freely. And most importantly, no self-limiting thoughts or voices to interfere during this process. It does not have to be perfect, nor is anything you write etched in stone. There are no wrong answers.
Here are your questions:
1. Who am I?
2. What do I truly love?
3. What am I good at?
4. When am I happiest?
5. What matters most?
6. What gets me going?
7. What holds me back?
8. What do I want for my life?
Continue this process until you feel you have explored and discovered all the dreams, strengths and talents that lie within you. Refer back to your discoveries, write more and reflect more. Let these realizations simmer, and then crystallize. The next step is to prioritize specifically what you want to pursue based on your discoveries, and to set an action plan.
Are you ready? I mean really ready?
Wishing you the best