Having a clear vision of your future helps you create small steps to make it happen.
Creating a powerful vision of your future can be a catalyst to manifesting the life of your dreams.
Why make a vision of your future?
- To clarify what you want. – when you are making a life vision and genuinely immersed in picturing it, if it is truly what you want, you will be able to feel it in your soul. If something doesn’t feel right, perhaps ask yourself if you are trying to create a picture of a life that someone else is influencing? Are you feeling you should be doing this, not really wanting to do it?
- To help you see the end goal, you can start to work out small steps to help you get to it.
- To highlight discrepancies between where you are now to where you want to be. – these are the things you will need to work on to make changes to realize your vision.
What are the key elements to making a vision?
- Make it about what you do want, not what you don’t.
- Make it about yourself – what do YOU want to achieve? How do you want YOUR life to look? For example, you can’t envision that your kids will move home with you because that would be trying to control their lives. Remember, the only person you have control over is yourself.
- Imagine you have achieved what you want already – make it as though you were already living it – what would life look like? What would you be wearing? What would you be doing? How are you feeling? Make it so vivid and real you can almost taste it!
- Don’t hold back – make it big; who’s judging? Be confident in your ability to make things happen. If you have a big dream, there is no need to dull it down.
- When do you want this to happen? Is this a 1-year goal, a 5, or a 10 year? Be specific on the time scale.
How to solidify your vision
You may daydream of what you want your life to look like, and now it’s time to get it firmed up. Use these ideas to come up with some of your own. What speaks to you?
- Journal – set aside plenty of time so you can freely write. You can let your thoughts flow. Remember the golden rules, though – make it in the present tense – I am, I have, etc. Make it vivid like you are painting a picture with your words, describe everything in detail, make it come alive. Make it about what you DO want, not what you don’t.
- If you are visual, perhaps a Vision Board works better. Use visuals, pictures, colors, things that represent feelings; you can do this by cutting and sticking pictures, or you can do it on your computer, whatever way you feel will bring your vision to life.
What if you have no idea what you want?
You might know there is something out there that you want but have not understood what that is yet; you are a seeker. You know there is something you want to change, but you may be feeling stuck, not knowing what that is just yet.
And that is OK!
Spend some time contemplating. There is no need to rush this. Listening to your inner voice and giving yourself space to hear what comes up for you.
Perhaps try some right brain-stimulating activities that will quieten your left, logical brain that is sometimes too loud for us to hear our insights. Walking in nature, taking a bubble bath, doing crafts, journaling, doing a jigsaw puzzle – I’m sure you have many more ideas!
You have created your vision of your future; now what?
Once you have created your vision of your ideal life, what do you do with it?
Firstly, putting all your energy into creating it and making it feel like you have already achieved it puts you in a higher vibrational state to attract all the good things that will make it a reality.
You have put it out to the universe.
But does that mean you can sit back and wait for it to fall in your lap with no work?
Well, unfortunately not.
So take your big vision and start to think about what steps you need to make to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.
You can start creating a roadmap to get you there.
This can sometimes feel overwhelming if you don’t break things down small enough. Take a vision that you want to manifest in one year. You can start breaking it down into monthly or even weekly small steps.
Let’s look at a vision example:
‘In one year, you have made a habit of exercising for 30 minutes – 5 times a week. You feel like a bright light is surrounding you because you feel so energized and look so healthy. You sleep each night deeply and wake up each morning feeling rested and excited for the day ahead. Your clothes fit really well, you are comfortable in your body, mind, and spirit and have lost any aches and pains you used to experience in the past when you were not as strong and healthy.‘
What could be one small step you could take this week to start the ball rolling on creating this new life for yourself? Perhaps something as small as deciding what type of exercise you want to do? You might download an app ready to make a start.
Then next week, what’s next? You may be finding it hard to muster the energy to start ‘doing’, but you know that you will feel better if you do. How about the next goal is to do your chosen exercise at a beginner level for just 5 minutes? Perhaps getting dressed in your exercise gear first thing in the morning, or even buying a new exercise outfit or shoes.
You get the idea. With a clear vision to work towards, you don’t have to feel like you have to make everything happen right now. With consistent, small steps, you can move towards the goal over some time and reduce the chances of giving up or something getting in the way of your success.
So let’s recap
The key elements to making your vision of your future are:
- Make it about what you do want, not what you don’t.
- Make it about yourself.
- Imagine you had achieved what you wanted already.
- Don’t hold back.
- Be specific about when do you want it to happen.
- Work out what small steps you have to take to get you there.
Keep your vision in a place where you can see it every day, look at it, read it, and remind yourself of what you want.
If you need any extra support, let me know, we can take this journey together, it’s always easier when you have someone by your side. You don’t have to do it alone.