Where are you going?
Have you ever felt lost? The feeling that you know that you want your life to be better, you're just not sure what that means? Maybe your problem is a lack of vision. Having a clear vision for exactly where you want your life to be is the bridge between your current circumstances and your future. Vision is a clear mental picture of where your life could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.
We’re going to talk about vision.
As an entrepreneur, it's critical that you take the time to develop a crystal clear vision for yourself and your business. We have to know where we’re going and how we are going to get there. The problem that most people have is that they don't have a vision for their life outside of their current circumstances. They're so focused on “just getting by” and all the things that they don't have in their life today. You have to take some focused time really thinking about what you want to happen in your life. Start to practice dreaming every day. Let you mind start to wonder to all the possibilities of you beginning to live a better life. What would that look like? What would it feel like? Once you start to get crystal clear on the answers to these questions, that's the start of you developing your vision.
Having a clear vision of where you want your life to be and focusing on it every single day is so important. Without this compelling vision it's difficult to sustain the motivation and enthusiasm that you need to go out and do the work necessary to achieve your goals. You need that vision and dream for you living a better life to start to pull you towards the future.
Let me share something with you.
In one of my favorite books, The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson talks about how every single one of us, at every moment of our life, we are either on the success curve or the failure curve. We are either heading towards a goal or headed away from it. There is no middle. You may ask, “well, how do I know which way I’m headed?” To answer your question, you must ask another: “Where is your focus?” With this, there are also only two answers.
- Your focus is on your current circumstances or the past
If your focus is on your current circumstances or the past, you are on the failure curve. It's impossible to head confidently towards a better future if your caught up in the past.
- Your focus is on the future
The easiest way to get on the success curve of life is to get out of your past and start focusing on the future. When you get out of the past and stop focusing on where you are today, that's when things begin to change.
Once you’ve got vision, everything else begins to falls into place. Vision is like a pulling force – snatching your attention and your focus in where you know you should and could be, giving you courage to pick up, pull off, throw away any struggle that was holding you back. Those struggles, instead, become stepping stones towards the life of your dreams.
You were born to do something special
One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Mark Twain. Mark Twain said, “The two most important days of our lives are the day that we're born and the day we find out why.“
Whether you’ve realized this or not, you were put on this earth to achieve something great. For those of you that already know this, you entertain the thoughts of dreams coming true. This is exactly what you should be doing. But then you catch yourself. You may call this “daydreaming” which has a flimsy connotation. This is a no-no. Stopping yourself from “daydreaming” stops your creative juices from flowing, trying to be… realistic. But, honestly, being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.
Don’t Fear the Mistakes
We’re not perfect. You have to understand that the road to your dreams and achieving your goals is going to be littered with failures. So don’t fear the bumps, we always learn from them. Did you know that Thomas Edison tried 10,000 times before he perfected his idea of the light bulb? He didn’t look at every one of those tries as a failure. Instead, he had a clear picture of what could be. Failure became opportunity to try again. Each setback was just one step closer to him finding the solution.
Here’s a list of important points to remember:
- Stop focusing on where you are
- Stop focusing on what hasn’t happened
- Get out of the past.
- Focus on where you want to go
- Get a clear mental picture of what you want
- Focus on that every, single day
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Your Virtual Upline,
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