Creating a compelling, bold, clear vision is one of the most effective strategies for achieving your dreams and for making sure that you're living an intentional life.
Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight. In fact, your life vision requires time and reflection, being built as you go through life.
Nevertheless, the quicker you design it, the fastest you'll have a compass to help guide you to take the choices that propel you towards your best life.
To help you get started, we've collected 5 powerful exercises for you to do and create a life vision that speaks to your soul.
The 3 Most Important Questions
This life-changing exercise created by Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, will change the way you plan your life and the way you set goals.
Imagine the upgraded version of a "bucket list", but much, much better.
Firstly, you'll look at the experiences that you wish to have in this lifetime; and then, you'll focus on what truly brings fulfillment into your life —
Answering these three questions will not only support you in creating a vision for the future, but it will also draw a roadmap on what matters the most to you.
Connect With Your Mortality
Let's face it — we're all going to die, and we don't know when. Mortality is part of our nature of being human.
Contemplating your inevitable, unpredictable death doesn't have to be depressing. On the contrary, it can actually enrich your life now.
Imagine yourself far, far into the future, on your deathbed. What kind of life do you want to look back on? What will you be remembered for? What do people say about you as a human being?
These questions have the power to stimulate your imagination and reignite your dreams. The time to live a life you love is now.
Journal The Future You
Imagine yourself in three to five years from now, and write down as many details as possible. Journal as if you were living in that destination in the future.
What are the things you value the most? How does your normal day look like? Who are you surrounded by? Most importantly... How do you feel?
Tip: If you'd like to go deeper, try to divide your life into its different categories (health, relationships, work, play, etc.) and write the vision
Ask For Divine Guidance
Let's consider the possibility that everyone has a gift to share with the world and an impact to make, and that at all times we're somehow being guided by the Great Creator. Trust that she knows best.
Have you been taking the time to listen, lately? To connect with that part of you?
Regardless if you believe in God, in a higher creative force, or the Universe, we'd also suggest you asking for guidance and being open to receiving it.
You may do it during your meditation, or you may also write a letter to the Great Creator. What visions are popping into your mind? What words are being written in your journal? Follow what feels good and what's exciting for you.
Envision Your Future
Now that you gained clarity on how your life looks like in the future, it's time to envision your dream to be real.
Take the time to sit quietly. Close your eyes and start going within. How does it feel like? What do you hear? Focus on those positive, victorious, emotions.
The power of envisioning is well-known by business leaders and notable people around the world, including Jim Carrey, Arianna Huffington
If you can dream it, you can do it.Walt Disney
The next step is to draw a plan on how you'll bring your life vision into this physical world. Read this great article to learn more.
What's your long-term vision? Share with us in the comments below!