How to set your vision for an ideal happy, blissful and fulfilling life?
What is your vision for an ideal life?
How to set goals for your life?
What do you see yourself doing in the future?
What are your goals for life, business or career?
Are you happy with the way things are going in your life?
Do you have any clear indication of where you are heading right now?
Do you have any ambitions for the future?
Are you content with your current income?
Are you happy, healthy and have good relations with family, friends, and colleagues?
What would be the ideal scenario you would like to reach let say in a month, 3 months, 6 months or 10 year’s time?
Do you know what your life purpose is?
What would you like to be remembered for after you leave this world?
I hear you saying … why so many questions woman, you may ask?
Well, it is simple…
If you don’t know what you want then you will never know where you are heading.
You simply cannot succeed in life guessing your way around.
It is important to ask yourself the right questions so you have ‘clarity’ of what you really want to be or achieve in life.
You need to have a precise plan in place which will set a ‘roadmap’ for your life to achieve the kind of success you desire, whether you are an employee, a student, a parent, a spouse, an entrepreneur or a business owner running an online/offline business.
It is the same for all people including you and me.
By the very fact that you are reading this article, I assume you have an interest in this matter and are genuinely concerned about the state of your affairs and would like to do something about it.
If that is the case then I hope this article will help towards giving you some direction on how you can turn things around for yourself.
By learning …
- How to set your vision
- How to have a positive mindset
- How to define the steps to achieve your dreams and goals for a happier fulfilling future
- How to define your purpose and the actions to transform your life
Firth thing first, you need to define what is your vision and goals are.
I will try to explain the difference between the two points as follow:
Vision – Defined as seeing the bigger picture of where you want to go or what you want to achieve
Goal – Defined as a kind of milestone that will help you get closer to your vision step by step
There is, however, an important distinction between Vision and Goals.
- Goals must be specific and flexible
- Goals must be serious but achievable
- Goals must have a deadline
#1: Set Your Vision
Perhaps your main vision is to travel around the world for the whole year.
As it happens, you may currently be working full time or not, and have no much money to spare to cover for the travelling nor for taking care of your responsibilities at home.
Perhaps you have a family to look after and bills to pay.
For your vision to come true you need both money and time, two luxuries that are hard to come by for regular folks like you and me.
Here we have defined what is your ‘Why’ or in other words your ‘Vision’ of what you would like to achieve.
Secondly, we need to define the actions you will need to take to accomplish your Vision.
These action steps are what we call goal settings or setting goals.
#2: Set Your Goals
It is said that a large number of people go through life without thinking about setting up goals, this idea rarely enters their minds.
Using our vision example of travelling around the world, the following are the kind of actions you would take to set ‘Goals‘ for yourself to allow you to accomplish your vision of travelling for a year:
Start by calculating what you will need for your travel for the whole year including:
- Travel costs – (flights, ships, trains, etc)
- Food and Accommodation costs
- Medical Insurance Costs
- Travel Money
Followed by calculating the costs you need to maintain yours/your family’s monthly expenses.
Multiply these by 12. You can add 3 months to cover any future unexpected events that might come your way.
A little caution will not hurt you.
Make a Decision
Find out whether you will be able to take a year off from your job as a career break or unpaid leave.
If the answer is no, ask yourself if you are prepared to make the gigantic decision of leaving your job and would not mind looking for other ways to make money when you come back from your travel such as:
- Getting another job
- Entering into a business venture or
- Do something that will make you money for your survival
Take a Decisive Action
Having established that you can afford to take time off work by hook or crook, you now need to figure out how you are going to come up with the money for a year’s travel.
Among the things you can consider doing for the next 6 months could include:
- Working at Weekends
- Saving by reducing your weekly and monthly outgoings
- Cutting down on grocery/food bill
- Ditching the car and use public transport
- Having cooked meals at home, less take away and eating out
- Selling things you no longer use or need at home. Put them on eBay and make a quick buck.
- Stopping using cable TV
- In your spare time becoming a freelancer – put your skills to good use and make few bucks/bobs
- And so on …
#3: Come Out of Your Comfort Zone
Every now and then you may encounter real obstacles and your will to continue with your quest will fade.
When this happens, you need to remind yourself of your vision as to why you are trying to do this in the first place.
It is very easy to give up and say I cannot do this, is never going to happen.
Well if you do that then you would have a done a de-service to yourself.
You will never know what you can accomplish unless you try.
Tell yourself that quitting is not an option.
Travelling around the world is an opportunity of a lifetime and not many people can do it for the same reasons as yours including due to lack of time, money, health and having un-avoidable responsibilities.
Becoming an online entrepreneur and running your own internet business is no different.
Both require you to have a ‘vision‘ and setting laser targeted goals to complete the necessary steps which will allow you to achieve your business and life’s accomplishments such as being able to:
- Work on your passion or venture whenever you want to
- Replace your income
- Spend quality time with loved ones
- Be financially comfortable
- Travel around the world
- Dedicate your life to a good cause
- Live life on your own terms
- Have the freedom and control to determine your future and destiny
Remember that nothing in your life will change unless you change.
To succeed in anything, you must learn to:
- Define exactly what is it you want to do, be or have in your life – aka Know your WHY
- Take decisive consistent actions to help achieve your goals
- Accept the challenges as they represent themselves to you
- Be willing to put in the work – what goes in, eventually comes out
- Manage your time smartly to ensure things are progressing as planned
- Eliminate things that no longer serve you (including people, situations and negative patterns that don’t align with who you want to be or contributing to your life’s progress and wellbeing)
#4: Commit To The Plan, Persevere And Be Patient
Stick to the plan, commit and persevere especially when you encounter life’s challenges and difficulties.
Without a shadow of a doubt, you will be tested and find yourself being thrown at the deep end.
Life has a way of surprising us when we least expect it.
If it happens, just know it is ok.
Take it in your stride and don’t become overwhelmed about it.
Sacrifice today so you can have a better tomorrow.
#5: Have a Positive Mindset
You have to allow your mind to tune in to positive thoughts, as possessing the right mindset will ensure success takes place.
To have a healthy mental state, you mustn’t let doubts, fear and negative thoughts overshadow your mind and overall thinking.
The key is to be in control of the situation and don’t let negativity take over your life and determine your future.
Remember you are in the driving seat, you decide the direction of where your life is heading and not the other way around.
A positive attitude will keep your focus and give you the drive and determination to succeed against all odds.
#6: Define Your Life Purpose
Lastly but not least, to have a meaningful happier contented life, you must define what your life purpose is.
Your life purpose can be anything you want it to be.
It could be a life of meaningful existence and positive direction.
A life of destruction and waste.
The choice is simply … yours!
However, as a responsible entrepreneur, a professional person, a student, an apprentice/intern, a school leaver, a graduate, a homemaker, a retiree or whatever occupation you may or may not hold.
It is my hope that you have higher aspirations for yourself, family, friends, community and humanity at large.
In other words, whatever good you wish for your self you wish it for others.
If that is the case then it becomes easy to define your purpose based on what you would like to do, in order to ‘serve’ and ‘help’ other people in a meaningful manner.
I have previously discussed this topic in detail in my other article called the 4 outstanding rewarding ways on how to build and leave a lasting legacy.
Please take time to read the article and I hope you will be inspired to do something positive for your life.
Take Home Message
Your dreams, goals and ‘visions’ can all become true if you dare.
It is up to all of us to fight and strive for what we want, and what we strongly believe in.
Remember the old saying ‘He who dares wins’.
Anything is possible if we want it badly and work towards it.
I encourage you to take ‘control’ of your life and don’t let other people plan your life for you.
Your life is yours to live as you are meant to be.
With courage, faith, determination, optimism, resilience, humility and full potential.
Since you are responsible for your life and are sitting in the driving seat, so to speak.
Decide which direction you would like to take, which will best deliver you to your destination of an ideal happy, blissful, contented, successful fulfilling life.
It’s waiting for you when you decide to take the necessary steps to get there.
You may now wish to read and explore:
- 14 Top Amazing Habits of Ultra Highly Successful People
- 7 Steps To Overcome The Fear of Failure In Life & Business
- 4 Outstanding Rewarding Ways On How To Leave a Lasting Legacy
- Smart Planners,Trackers and Journals To Achieve Your Visions & Goals
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