Once you’ve succeeded in creating your game-changing vision statement, it’s time to create a game plan for pursuing and progressing towards your vision.
To achieve your vision, it is important to map it out and follow the guide you set.
Before you can start setting your game plan though, you must believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, your vision will never be realized. You must wake up each day with the mindset that there is no doubt you will fulfill the image you have created for your future.
“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” – Brad Henry
To begin mapping out your game-changing vision, first revisit your vision statement and clearly picture the end goal. What does it look like? Who are you at the finish line? From there, you can work backward to set a game plan that spans from today all the way to that finish line.
I believe the best way to do this is to set key milestones and time frames in which to complete them. It can be difficult to stay motivated and on track when the vision you’re working towards is years away from being fulfilled. To resist procrastinating on your vision, break it down into important milestones that, when accomplished, will continue to motivate and push you on towards your vision.
Don’t stop planning at the major milestones though, keep refining your game plan until you feel comfortable and confident with the path before you.
The best way to ensure that you stay on track and that each objective is met is to set attainable goals within each major milestone. This will help eliminate the potential of a milestone seeming too daunting. You can even go as far as setting weekly or daily goals. There’s a lot to be said about being able to accomplish something every day, even if it’s something small.
“Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.” – Robin Sharma
From experience, I can say that this process works with all of the different types of goals that may be a part of your overall vision statement. Whether you’re aiming to start your own business, make a lifestyle change or become something new, this process works.
Something to remember when mapping out your game-changing vision: don’t rush it.
It’s okay if you feel as if you need a lot of time to accomplish a certain goal or if the fulfillment of your vision will take a few years. There’s no time limit on reaching your vision. The most important thing is that you have a plan, not that you push yourself to change your life in less than a year. Big changes take time, and that’s okay. Reach your vision on the timeline that’s best for you. Set realistic timelines with yourself and when and if life happens be flexible in attaining the timelines you have set.
Once you’ve got your game plan set before you, there’s only one thing left to do: follow it.
Don’t let another day go to waste where you’re not fulfilled and passionate about the vision of your life. Follow the game plan you have set, and eventually, your vision won’t be of the future, it will be of now.