Having a vision means getting a clear picture in your mind of what you want to accomplish. If the goal is to learn a language, then it means vividly imagining yourself speaking fluently in that language. The vision could be wearing a certain size dress or pants, being involved in a specific type of relationship, mastering a skill, having a certain character trait, etc.
A vision involves seeing yourself achieving a particular goal in your mind’s eye. Experts say that if you can’t envision the successful accomplishment of a goal, then the goal is too lofty and will never come to fruition. It’s important, therefore, to give every goal the vision test.
Studies show that the more we envision ourselves meeting our goals, the more likely we are to get there in reality. Some people use photos, note cards, and messages (sometimes cryptic) posted conspicuously to keep their goals in front of them at all times.
Whatever it takes to help you see yourself at the finish line is powerful. The key is to get a picture in your mind of you – with the goal achieved. That’s vision.
The above is used by permission from the book Three Years Of Tuesday Mornings: 156 e-mails about business and life by Steve Fales.