“If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity.”
— Loretta Staples
Teddy Roosevelt once said, “A frequent deterrent to goal setting is the fear of making a mistake. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”
A CLEAR VISION IS ESSENTIAL
A clear vision is essential to the success to any project or business. If you don’t take the time to map out a clear detailed vision then you are doomed to spend your life achieving the vision of others who do. In the place of a clear vision in your life, you will either be stuck in a business or career you don’t feel good about or will be specific with a clear vision map of what you do want. Unless you do this, you may end up with a sick feeling of thinking you took the wrong turn on your roadmap to achievement and wonder, “How did I ever get here?”
A failure to understand the extreme importance of establishing a clear vision is very common. But to those who examine their true potential by following their Signature Strengths Instincts will outperform everyone else by a huge degree.
The fear of making a mistake is often the main deterrent to making a clear plan of action to reaching your vision. This is where the following formula will help:
Personal Strengths +Desire+Small Action Steps = Vision Reality
When we start our map of clarity to achieve our vision, and we block it out in small achievable steps, we are assured success. There is no way we can fail and therefore we have won the game already.
History is crowded with success stories of famous people who have won the game and achieved their dreams. One example is Mary Kaye Ash, who had the desire to help single Moms like herself to be able to support themselves and their families. She had no business experience, but I feel sure she used her Personal Strengths+Desire+Small Action Steps to chart out her map to success. Knowing your deepest DESIRES, and matching them with applying your Personal Strengths, and taking SMALL STEPS, you will have a recipe for realizing your VISION REALITY. When you know what you truly want, and go after it, the results are astonishing!
Most of us were never aware of all of our Personal or Signature Strengths or called on them to create and live a great life. If a desire is burning so deep inside you to achieve your dream vision, why is it that you are not taking the time to define where you want to go? Part of the reason is that we follow our impulses when we don’t have a clear map to where we are going. Often those impulses can mean we face derailment, detours or worse, a complete standstill with a roadblock, and our vision gets stalled or stuffed back in an unfulfilled dream.
Well-known author, Steven Covey, talks about “starting with the end in mind.” His theory is to work backwards. But first you need to know your Personal Strengths, Desires and a Clear Vision. By taking over the decision to achieve your vision yourself, rather than hand over the reins to someone else and their whims, you have decided to take control over your destiny and gain a tremendous sense of control that most people never experience in their entire lives.
Most of us assume we have a direction, so therefore we will reach our dream vision…someday. But this is not the case, and in addition creates the illusion of progress. Building a business, making more money, or getting a promotion are not a dream vision. A vision is a specific, clearly designed, measurable state. An example of the difference between the compass direction of northeast and the top of the Empire State building in New York; one is merely a direction and the other is a definite location.
Clarity of your Dream Vision is one of the most important steps in manifesting your DREAM LIFE. A process I have discovered that works for me is the process of knowing that I can achieve my dream by taking small steps and mind mapping my vision to have clarity that the process is doable. Achieve my dream in small steps? you bet! Knowing I cannot fail is the secret to achieving. I never have the fear of starting when knowing I cannot fail is in my mind at the beginning. The trick for me is that those small steps become a leap for my dream becoming a reality.
After spending time getting clear about what you want, I suggest that you prepare A Clarity Through Personal Strengths Vision Statement. This is a statement that details your desire of your vision.
Things flow much more clearly once you can visually see what you want. Remember the Universe delivers to you what you give attention and energy to, not necessarily what you desire.
When you do this exercise, you will undoubtedly experience the powerful feeling of being in control of your destiny, attracting the life and environment of your dreams.
I wish you well in all that you do,
Life Strengths Detective
Copyright Joci James