Vision is essential. If you can’t visualize your end point, how will you know how to get there, and how will you know when you have arrived?
This is an important week, because it will help you make necessary decisions as you organize the different parts of your life. Maybe you were discouraged from daydreaming in school, but taking time to daydream about your ideal life can be both fun and empowering. Our actions begin as thoughts, so don’t overlook the powerful tools that your thoughts are. Think about your future and ask yourself what you would like it to look like. Don’t set any limitation on yourself. If you can’t dream it, you can’t do it!! (I am living proof of this one).
3 Goals for The Week
* Start this week by remembering your childhood dreams. Visit your Alma mater or your childhood home or look at old photos. These visual reminders will stir up your old dreams. Read your old journals or yearbooks. Reminisce with family members and friends. If you find any old dreams you want to live, write them down.
* Make a list of the things you want in your life in the next year.
* Go down the list item by item and write down everything you need to do to make that happen. Be realistic and research costs and time investment if you need to. You need a step by step action plan.
* After you know the steps you need to take, schedule time on your calendar across the year so you try to make some kind of progress each month.
* If you have a hard time coming up with ideas for your life vision, ask the people closest to you what they see you doing with your life. But remember, this is only their opinion, if you don’t agree you don’t have to do it. This is your life.
One of the first things I do when working with a new client is sit down and ask them this question: If this space could have any look, what would you want it to look like? It is the same question I ask about their life: “If your life could have any look, what would you want it to look like”? When you know what you want, you can make a plan to get it. Organizing your thoughts and your home relies on decision-making (where will I put this or what will I do next), and it’s much easier to make decisions when you know what you want. As soon as you know what you want, you know what you are working toward.
* I share more tips and resources on how to live your life vision in my upcoming book: Organize Now! Think and Live Clutter Free: A Week-by-Week Action Plan for a Happier, Healthier Life.