Your Personal Vision Statement
Writing your Personal Vision Statement is part of the habit that is called “Start with your Aim in Mind"
Why a Vision Statement? If you are like me, you may think:
“A Vision Statement… what does that have to do with me?
I don’t need to do that. I know what I want!”
I knew about this concept for some time but I always thought it was too silly to really do it. It took me some time to overcome a false sense of shame, to see my own “naked” thoughts on paper. Somehow I didn’t like the idea that anyone else might read it... Well, it is true that Essence can be vulnerable, but there is nothing to be ashamed about, especially not towards yourself! Besides, we’re all Human beings!
So, here is why you need a Personal Vision Statement:
A Vision Statement defines your OWN meaning of the word Success!
It shows you what the word Success means to YOU!
Another aspect of writing your Vision Statement is that it forces you to think about your Values. Many people do not think much about their Values and they are often not aware how easily they adapt them according to the circumstances, because it would make life too difficult for them if they wouldn’t.
Simply writing these things down on a piece of paper helps to make it clear for yourself. If you really try to do it you may find that it is not as easy as you may think. The thing with writing it down is that you can read it back. You wrote it yourself. You can’t deny it. But the next day you may find that you feel a little differently about your vision…and that’s ok. It just means that you have to polish it, rewrite a part of it. And then keep doing that a couple of times until it can withstand your reading without disagreeing.
Here are some tips:
• You can make your Personal Vision Statement more balanced and easier to work with by breaking it down into the specific “role areas” or “personalities” of your life and the goals you want to accomplish in each area. For example, it can include career, family, spiritual development, romance, finances, etc.
• Don’t forget to include in your vision the idea of the Greater Good. It helps!
• Use Visualizations. Rehearse your future! See it, feel it! Make a mental image of the Abundance that you want to attract into your life. A mental image is an experience that significantly resembles the experience of perceiving some object, event, or scene, but that occurs when the relevant object, event, or scene is not actually present to the senses. It is very important that you feel good about it, maybe even joyful. When you see your Vision as a mental image, write it down in the words that come up. Just let it flow and write as it comes. You can for instance create a Mind map and later use that for your statement.
• Make it emotional by describing how you feel, as if your vision has already manifested, and use the present tense.
It is very good if you write your Vision Statement from a place inside that is aligned with Source; from the state of Essence. If you need some inspiration with that, read the section about
how to get into the right state.
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