Do you know what your ideal aligned life would look like? When you close your eyes can you see it vividly? Build an inspiring map for yourself with these 7 powerful questions that will help you flesh out and create a vision for your life that sets you on fire.
Let your imagination loose to run wild and dream up your best possible life! Let your heart build a future for you.
Check Out the Rest of the Series!
This is the fifth week of our 8-week series about setting yourself up for your best year ever! This week is all about dreaming up your best life so that you can start setting aligned and focused goals.
You can check out the other posts here:
- How to Prepare for the New Year [an 8-Week Plan for Your Best Year Ever]
- How To Do a Year-End Reflection [Make peace with 2020]
- How to Let Go of the Past and Move Forward Into the New Year
- What You Allow is What Will Continue
- In-Between Moments: Sitting in the Space Between Two Things
- A 5-Step System for Breaking Goals Down Into Manageable Steps
- How to Create a Morning Routine and Stick To It
- Week 8: Choosing Habits That Nourish You [Available Jan 18, 2021]
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Make peace with 2020 and move into 2021 with grace and clarity! Transition mindfully from the old year to the new with this workbook designed to take you from frazzled in December to peaceful and focused in January! This workbook will help you dig deep, look mindfully at your journey over the past year, think about where you’re heading, and start the new year in alignment with your dream life!
Why It’s Important to Have a Vision for Your Life
Why do you even need a vision for your life? What if you’re a “fly by the seat of your pants” type of person? Do you need a vision even if you don’t like planning everything out and prefer to see where the flow of life takes you?
The answer is yes! Even if you don’t like planning everything out you should still know what your vision is for your life!!
Having a vision for yourself is not going to stifle your spontaneity or box you in moving forward. It will do the opposite! Once you have a strong vision for your life, it will be easier for you to avoid getting sidetracked. You can set goals and make decisions and choices that are in alignment with what you actually want.
Create a vision so that you know where you want to go and how you want to get there. You may have a vague idea of what you want out of life, but can you describe it in vivid detail? Knowing where you want to go makes it a lot easier for you to start getting there, to navigate your path forward, and make decisions (big and small) that are in alignment with your ideal life.
How to Create a Vision for Your Life: Dream Big, Aim High
If your life could be anything, what would it be for you? Don’t be afraid to dream big! All doors are open for you. Think of the POSSIBILITIES! What does your best life look like? How would the best possible YOU live?
When you sit down to create an amazing vision for your life, throw your practical side out the window. Now is not the time for realism. Don’t worry about what you think is realistic or practical for you to accomplish. Right now, you DREAM.
You can worry about practical planning some other time. Once you know what your dreams are, you can set goals that are in line with them and get to work transforming your life into that beautiful vision.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”—Eleanor Roosevelt.
7 Question to Help You Create a Vision for Your Life
It can be intimidating to sit down and try to create a grand vision for your life, especially if you’re starting from scratch! Here are 7 questions to help you dig in and come up with a rich and fulfilling vision for your life. Try to be as specific and complete as possible.
1. What do you want in life?
When’s the last time you sat down and thought about what you even want from life? How do you want to feel? What would you like to accomplish?
2. What makes you happy?
A happy life is a wonderful life. What makes you happy? What makes you feel most alive? What makes you lose track of time? When are you the happiest?
3. If you could be anything, what would you be?
If money, time, education, expectation, ability were not considerations, what would you be? Who would you be? What would you be known for?
4. What things would you like to explore?
What new things (places, ideas, etc) have you always wanted to explore? What types of things pique your interest? What have you always dreamed of doing?
5. How do you want to be remembered?
What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? How do you want your friends and family to think of you? What would you like to be your defining characteristics?
6. What words describe your ideal life?
Do a braindump of descriptors for the life you want. Think of the things that you would like to shape your life:
- Descriptive adjectives
7. What would a perfect year look like?
Imagine your best year ever. Who will you be? What will you do? Where will you go? How will you feel? Describe it in as much detail as possible.
What do you want your life to be? You can make your life into whatever you want, but only once you know what it even is that you want. After you create a vision for your life, go back to it periodically and update it. It’s normal for your dreams to change as you change. Don’t be afraid to adjust your vision accordingly. After all, it’s YOUR life!
What do you want for your life? Leave a sneak peek of your vision in the comments below!
Are you ready to create your best year yet?
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