Tip #7 from my new "Grab Your Goals" coaching program is to ENVISION YOU living your goal or goals.
Open a Word doc, your journal, or grab a piece of paper and write a VISION STATEMENT that will help you realize living as if you have already attained your goals. Do this as free-writing: Set a timer for 5 minutes and just write about your ideal life, career, home, family, relationship, travel ... whatever your goals. Do a stream-of-consciousness 'brain dump'. Don't think to much. Just spew the contents of your mind on the paper or document.
When the 5 minutes are up, reread your free-writing and edit it to make sure you are writing using the 4 P's:
✅ Use PERSONAL statements (I, me).
✅ Write in PRESENT tense, as if it's happening now.
✅ Use only POSITIVE words, not DON'T, NOT, etc.
✅ Write with PASSION. Feel it, use emotion, describe!
After you've completed your vision statement, you can expand the activity to create a VISION BOARD, using photos, graphics, or other representations that can keep you focused on your goal.
Next up: Dealing with fear of change.
I was intrigued from the first moment I read the bold claim accredited to Socrates that "the unexamined life is not worth living" and it has been a touchstone throughout my life. And, through the power of hindsight, I see its influence powering many of my career choices and life activities.