Thursday, May 18, 2017

Creating a Vision

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

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

This is the vision that we need to develop. We need to have a vision of the kind of person we want to become, and we must have a clear picture of what we must become. Do those two pictures look alike? If not, we 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.

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

When we develop our big goal and put our creative energy into reaching that goal, the level of worry that is generated from the daily obstacles we face will shrink and then 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 we were thinking that our life goal would be easy to attain, then we either didn't create a big enough life goal, or we were a bit delusional. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it, and attaining it really wouldn't bring the happiness that we thought it would. Again - it's 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!
Live Adventurously!