Recently my performance coach put me through a series of exercises or “challenges” as he called them.
The first challenge consisted of me answering six key questions about my life. Here are the questions he asked me.
- What were you put on the planet to do?
- What are you great at?
- What would you like to be remembered for?
- What burning question never quite leaves the back of your mind?
- What problems do you consistently see in your world and the world at large?
- What topics of conversation make your heart beat a little faster when talking to other people?
After I sent back my answers my coach then had me do another challenge.
In this challenge he asked me to send him a series of photos that represented the kind of life I wanted to have.
Usually when my coach has me do these things he winds up doing some kind of Mr. Miyagi trick where I’m like “wait a second, I see what you did there!” Frankly I’m still waiting on the Miyagi from this challenge but let me continue.
After I sent him all the pictures that represented my ideal home, work, and leisure life, he told me it wasn’t good enough.
He told me to turn it into a collage.
The picture you see above is that collage.
Why is he doing this?
I think it’s fairly clear. At least my interpretation of it is fairly clear.
It’s not enough to simply want a particular lifestyle.
You’ve got to visualize it. You’ve got to craft it. You’ve got to literally see it in front of you before you can start taking steps to get there.
If you wanted to take a trip to a place you’ve never been, it’d be awfully hard to get there without a map right? Or in this day and age, a GPS, whatever. The point is that you need some kind of navigation.
And you never would have wanted to go on that trip had you not at least seen pictures of the place prior to your visit.
So why should you life be any different?
This isn’t hypnosis or crazy “mindset” stuff
Let me make something clear. We’re not talking about “visualize it and it will come.”
We’re talking about the first step towards making something happen requires creating a clear picture of it.
It’s only part of the equation.
The actions you take once you have that vision are equally as important.
If you don’t have a vision of what you want yet, reach out to me and I can help you. If you do know what you want but don’t know how to get there, I can help you.
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