What does it mean to have a vision?
You have heard it numerous times in your life. Have a vision for yourself, make a vision board, vision this and vision that. So what does it all mean? Well, to sum it up, someone without a clear vision for themselves is just sort of drifting through life and going through the daily motions of whatever it is that they do. Some people are quite content with this and there is nothing wrong with that. However, for those who are in search of something more and just don’t feel fulfillment in what they are currently doing, going through the daily motions just won’t cut it.
Most of us are so preoccupied with distracting ourselves by way of so many different things that we never think to focus on just one that we are truly passionate about and see it through to completion. Were we to actually operate in this manner, with specific intent it would actually simplify our life. How is that so you ask? Well, it prevents us from being scattered all over the place. It’s all about intentional living. Knowing where you are going, what you would like to be and being devoted to that.
Most of us just aimlessly set goals and if we hit them we do, and if not, which is most often the case, we don’t really give it a second thought. The problem with that method is that there isn’t anything particularly inspiring about it. There’s nothing wrong with goal-setting in the traditional sense if that’s your thing, but there is a level above goal-setting and that level is called your vision. The difference is that your vision does not have a finish line. Your vision is all about your world being a certain way and that is an ultra inspiring existence to create for yourself.
When you truly have a specific vision for yourself and for your future, one that inspires you, it will cause you to start your day off feeling great about yourself. You will have this wonderful passion and purpose front of mind which can’t help but to make you feel awesome. You will feel great about yourself and your life, versus feeling lowly or miserable because you are just going through the motions of another dull day feeling repetitive and just plain slowed down by your own negative thinking because you feel without purpose.
Start taking note of how you are spending your free time and daily activities. Is it being absorbed by television shows, endless text messaging and social media indulgences? If so, all of these wasteful distractions are keeping your attention away from where it should be, on your vision and progressing toward the life that you really want for yourself.
Living your life with real intent, passion and purpose will create that ever important belief in yourself which in turn will create that feeling of happiness that we all so desperately want to achieve. Please know that you were not placed on this earth just to make a living and pay bills. We are so very much more than that and all have our own unique purpose that is for us to discover by way of what we are most passionate about in our hearts.
A key item of note is that your vision will dictate how you approach your daily to-do list. Your to-do list will now be influenced and rooted in your vision. They should all be things that are going to bring you closer to your vision. Having a vision for your life clarifies your purpose, provides you with direction and empowers you beyond your regular state of living.
The greatest thing in this world for you to discover is yourself. What you are doing right now is not all that you were born to do. What you were put on this earth for is so much bigger than what you are currently doing right now. When you are pursuing your vision, you glow differently. People will notice a difference in you and most importantly, you will notice a difference in you. I hope this helped!