Creating a Vision

Before you can begin designing the life you want to live, you need ask yourself a couple of questions. First, what would excite me? If your vision doesn't completely, 100% excite you, then you really need to figure out what would excite you (for however long this may take). Once you are thoroughly excited by this vision of the kind of life you want to live, you need to ask yourself the second question. Is the person I am currently, the person that can live that future life I have in mind?

If the answer is no, and there is a good chance that it is, then you need to start figure developing a plan of action that will transform you into the person that can not only attain the future life that you so desire, but also and most importantly, be happy working toward that new life.

This is the vision you need to develop. You need to have a vision of the kind of person you want to become, and you must have a clear picture of what you must become. Do those two pictures look alike? If not, you must keep refining these two images until they finally do sync up.

Our vision is a combination of what we want to become and what we must become.

"What you do is create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true." - Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The vision can be created right now (better now than later). You can always change it if you want, but don't live a moment longer without one. Watch what being hungry to live that vision does to your ability to motivate yourself. 

Are you passionate to become what you must become? If not, you need to re-examine who it is that you think you want to become. Big goals inspire us in a way that small goals just can't. So set your sights high and get inspired, but make sure that the small goals along the way are attainable to keep your confidence level high and keep yourself positively motivated. It may take a while, maybe a long while, but (cliche alert) it really is about the journey.

When you develop your big goal and put your creative energy into reaching that goal, the level of worry that is generated from the daily obstacles you face will shrink and the those obstacles will start to look more like hurdles. And hurdles are just challenges that we must overcome along the path toward our life goal. 

"Lacking external focus, the mind turns inward on itself and creates problems to solve, even if the problems are undefined or unimportant. If you find a focus, an ambitious goal that seems impossible and forces you to grow, these doubts disappear." - Tim Ferris

If you were thinking that your life goal would be easy to attain, then you either didn't create a big enough life goal, or you were a bit delusional. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it, and attaining it really wouldn't bring the happiness that you thought it would. Again - the journey.

So, let's get started:

  • What would excite me? That's the life goal.
  • Am I currently the person that can attain that goal and be happy with it?
  • Is the person that I want to be, also the person that I must become?
  • Start developing the Life Plan that will get me from the person I am today to the person that I must become to reach my Life Goal - The Adventure Life! (Hopefully)
Live Adventurously!