What do you really care about?
What do you really want?
Most people easily identify the things they don’t like and why they don’t like them. They have much more difficulty identifying what they do want. Most people also don’t get what they want because they haven’t actually decided what they want, nor have they clarified it in compelling detail.
If you are to create the decade you want, clarifying your vision is one of the most rewarding processes you will embark upon.
Creating the New
Do these two things to create the new decade: set aside time to (1) reflect on the year that’s coming to an end by asking power questions — acknowledge the wins, challenges, lessons, and opportunities; and (2) clarify what you truly want by creating an inspiring vision for the future.
1. Ask Power Questions at Year-End
Grab a notebook or journal, and answer the following questions:
- What were the wins and magic moments?
- What experiences made you really happy?
- What were the biggest wastes of time and energy?
- What were the challenges and lessons?
- What were the opportunities?
Be deeply grateful for all of them because they are the seeds with which you will sow a new future. Here’s the first step in sowing those seeds: write down which experiences you want more of, how you will take advantage of the opportunities, and how you will eliminate the wastes of time and energy.
2. Create an Inspiring Vision for the Future
"If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you."
- Steve Jobs
Visioning is the process of articulating what you care about and where you want to go. Steven Norrell, peak performance coach and entrepreneur, has an excellent vision workbook. Download it here for free! Use it to create a vision for 2020 and the next decade. Steven’s workbook will support you in articulating your passions and challenges, clarifying your core values, and setting your vision for the year ahead. I used it this week and I highly recommend it.
Will You Lead?
According to Warren Bennis, “leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
Will you lead? Will you make your visions real? Here’s your invitation to lead and to translate those visions into reality — in 2020 and in the next decade!