Want to fire up your drive and determination?
Create a compelling vision!
Without a vision for the future that excites and motivates you, your days can seem long and difficult. Without a compelling future, each step forward can feel like slogging through mud.
Sometimes we lose sight of why we got started in business and slip into a rut.
Here are some strategies to maintain a compelling outcome and change your life for the better:
Make a list of your highest values. Write down the emotions and states of being that are most important to you. Ideas like connection with friends, freedom, achievement or contribution
Your compelling vision will improve over time. Keep adding details and changing things around until you find the perfect version.
A compelling vision should be revisited at least once each day. Be sure to spend a few minutes visualizing this compelling outcome each day. Even better would be two or more times each day. Keep it vivid in your mind.
When you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed return to your compelling vision. Your compelling outcome is a tool to be used whenever necessary. If you’re having a hard time motivating yourself to do something, use your compelling future to provide a boost of motivation.
When faced with decisions in your life, remember your compelling vision. It’s much easier to make choices when you remember what you’re trying to accomplish.
Imagine that vision is to be able to work from home and be with your family as much as possible, and you’re not sure if you should buy House A or House B.
Compelling visions are like a guiding star and a source of motivation that are always available. Our minds work in pictures, so have a clear and exciting vision for your future. Creating a vision of a compelling outcome also forces you to clearly define what you desire for your life. Many people are foggy about their desired outcome.
Without a compelling vision for your future, you’re standing still.
Define what you want for your life.
Ensure that it’s motivating and use it to your advantage each day.
What do you want your future to look like?
Patrick Loke is the founder of Actual Impact Consulting and Portrait Photography Profits. He has over 20 years experience owning and running both online and traditional businesses. He has performed as a sales and marketing consultant to small and medium sized enterprises since 2012.