Many of us can plan our parties and vacations down to minute details, but we do a poor job envisioning and planning our broader lives. As Stephen Covey says, “We should always begin with the end in sight.”
One of my coaching goals is to help my clients get better clarity and focus as they envision where they want to go in their life. This helps to provide order from the chaos of everyday living as you work towards serenity and peace of mind. It will also help you define your purpose.
Having “vision” is possessing the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. A life vision is a big picture, and it has many components made up of what you’d want your daily life to look like. These “departments” might include:
A “business vision” is a vivid mental image of what you want your business to be at some point in the future based on your goals and aspirations. A “vision statement” captures, in writing, the essence of where you want to take your business and can inspire you and your staff to reach your goals.
A vision statement describes what a company desires to achieve in the long run, generally in a time frame of five to ten years, and sometimes even longer. It depicts a vision of what the company will look like in the future and sets a defined direction for the planning and execution of corporate-level strategies.
In our coaching journey, you will develop a short vision statement regarding each area of that outline. These should be short, maybe only two sentences, and capture your vision of that area in life. This of course will lay the foundation for developing our mission and goals for any designated period.
A good vision statement should not be too ambitious in trying to define long-term goals, though it is critical to set a bigger and further-out target in a vision statement that communicates your aspirations and motivates the audience. Below are the main elements of an effective vision statement:
Creating vision statements and long-term goals is just one step. It is important to understand that the process of creating a vision is a continual work-in-progress that should be visited regularly. As stated, it will give you the rewards of:
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