Do you have a clearly defined vision for your life?
Here is one of my favorite excerpts from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll:
Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
The Cheshire Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
Alice: “I don’t much care where –”
The Cheshire Cat: “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
Over the last year, I have been asking a lot of CEOs and Business Leaders if their company has a written vision. Most said yes, yet when I asked if they have a written vision around their PERSONAL life that clearly depicts the IDEAL in all areas of life, guess what they said? NO. In fact, I’ve led some Roundtables where there was not a single person in the room who had one.
This sounds like an epidemic.
Some might say that having a personal vision is not all that important. Life will happen. What’s wrong with going with the flow? If you agree, then you probably also align with the Cheshire Cat’s message. However, having a company vision but going through your other life departments with nonchalance would mean living with incongruence. And, over time, the polarity of having a vision at work and “seeing how it all goes” in life will become more and more palpable.
You do have a choice. You can wander through life or you can write a personal vision and stay true to your life’s purpose.
A personal vision that is mapped correctly will:
1) Create clarity in what you REALLY want in your life—in ALL areas.
2) Help you see where you have limiting beliefs about what is possible for you.
3) Direct you in decision making.
4) Create opportunities for you to make your vision a reality.
And yes, I know from experience that if done properly, a personal vision will do all that.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life … don’t take your dreams to the grave.
If you want to chat more about your own personal vision, please feel free to reach out.