It's a New Year and I know that many of you are taking time out during these first couple of weeks of January to create your goals for 2010.
Goals are great, but do you have a vision for what you want your life to be like in 2010 and beyond?
Today I attended a Strategic Goal Setting seminar facilitated by Maureen Orey where we learned that there is a difference between having goals and having a vision. Essentially, a vision is an overall goal for your life or business; something that isn't necessarily time-bound or measurable.
An example of vision vs. goal is my vision to inspire people to follow their dreams and passions in life. Under that vision, I would have different goals that I could achieve as part of that vision, like writing a book or spreading inspiring messages via the Studio 747 blog network and social network. Part of that vision is to also be able to travel the world and create passive income...
I recently talked to Wyatt Taubman, the founder of a website called Think Green Live Clean. He has a vision of people being able to live in a healthier, more eco-friendly world. His website was born from that vision. Under that vision he now has a goal of attracting more people to the website.
A Vision Starts with Values and Passion
There are two things that play a role in creating a vision for your life:
1. Your Values - What is most important to you? Is it family? Your career? Spirituality?
2. Your Passion - What excites and inspires you?
My vision of helping internet entrepreneurs succeed with their business while I travel the world and create passive income stemmed from my value of freedom and my passion for online business and marketing.
I would recommend jotting down a list of your values and your passions. Combine these values and passions to create your life vision.
After creating your vision, a product I recommend for staying motivated and focused on your vision, is this vision board software.
What is your dream? Do you have a dream? If so, is it big?
A vision is a dream that you have for the "perfect life". What would you be doing if money were not an issue? If you own a business, how do you picture your business benefitting customers?
Take some time out each day to visualize how you would like your life and/or business to be like. Don't put any limits on yourself. Dream BIG!
By the way, if you're in the San Diego area and are interested in getting help with your goals and developing your life vision, Maureen Orey has an eight-week program starting on January 21. Click here to find out more.