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Updated: Oct 26, 2022


When it comes to envisioning their life, many women feel dissatisfied with the way things are. Whether they want to make a career change, learn a new skill, or pursue a particular passion, women often long for more real opportunities and greater freedom of choice. Many of them are also looking for ways to connect with other women who share similar ambitions and dreams.


At its core, having a vision for one's life is about setting goals and identifying ways to remove any obstacles that may get in the way of achieving those goals. Some women find that working with a mentor or life coach can be tremendously helpful, as it allows them to gain valuable insight and guidance from someone who has already been there before. Other women might turn to books, articles, or online resources for support and inspiration in reaching their goals. Yet others rely heavily on friends and family as well as helpful communities of like-minded individuals on social media platforms. Whatever paths they choose, though, it is clear that women around the world see having visions as an essential part of being true to themselves and living their best lives possible.


Below we highlight three effective ways to help you bring your vision to life.


1. Believe in yourself

In order to achieve your goals and bring your vision to life, you must have the confidence and belief in yourself to see it through. Whether you are seeking to start your own business, write a book, or pursue a new career path, believing in yourself from the very beginning is key. When you believe in your abilities and trust in your strengths, you remain fully committed to reaching your goals and overcoming any setbacks that come your way. This mindset of positivity and perseverance will help propel you forward and make the process of realizing your vision that much easier. Sooner or later, if you continue to stay determined and take action on a regular basis, you will realize your goal and be able to say that you made it happen all on your own – because you truly believed in yourself. So whatever dream or goal lies ahead of you, never lose sight of the fact that believing in yourself is the key to achieving it. When you believe in yourself wholeheartedly, there is nothing that can stand in your way.


2. Set realistic goals

Setting realistic goals is crucial for bringing any vision to life, whether big or small. This is especially important if your goal involves overcoming significant obstacles or tackling challenges that may feel daunting at first. By setting clearly defined and achievable goals, you can create the necessary structure and momentum to achieve your ultimate aim. In the past, we have recommended learning about S.M.A.R.T goals. This is an effective goal-setting strategy many use.


At the same time, it is also important to remain flexible and open to new possibilities along the way. This doesn't necessarily mean lowering your expectations, but rather staying focused on your ultimate goal while recognizing that there may be unexpected turns and twists along the way that inform your decisions and ultimately help you reach your destination. With this mindset, you will feel empowered and energized in pursuing your vision, knowing that even small steps forward can make a big difference in making your dreams a reality.


3. Stay focused

To bring your vision to life, it is essential to stay focused and determined. This means setting clear goals and making a plan of action, while maintaining the confidence and resilience needed to push through barriers and setbacks. It also means learning how to manage your time effectively, so that you are able to dedicate enough energy and attention to all of the important tasks at hand to reach your goal. A good suggestion we tell our clients is to analyze where their distractions lie. Do you binge on Netflix? Or are you an extreme couponer and are constantly in the stores making your budget-friendly purchases? Identifying areas that you can improve in time management will help you refocus and allow you to devote it to the action items on your checklist.


Kobe Bryant was known for his determination to achieve his vision of becoming an NBA player. He once said, "The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win." Bringing your vision to life takes courage, determination, and perseverance. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. Believe in yourself, set realistic goals, and never give up on your dreams. You have the power to achieve anything you set your mind to—so go out there and make your vision a reality!


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Having a personal vision is essential to leading a fulfilling life. A vision provides direction and purpose, helping you to set goals and stay motivated. However, a vision is not something that can simply be pulled out of thin air. In order to be effective, it needs to be specific. That means that your goals should be clearly defined, and your plan for achieving them should be well thought out. While this may seem like a lot of work, taking the time to develop a strong personal vision will pay off in the long run by being the guiding light when sometimes us women feel lost. With a clear sense of what you want to achieve, you'll be better equipped to make better decisions, stay on track, and ultimately achieve your dreams.

In our previous blog, 5 Effective Ways to Create Your Vision, we outlined useful tools that will help you develop your vision. In our experience, each person has their own way to develop their vision. Finding the way that works for you will be the first step in building a long-term roadmap for yourself.

After you have found the tool that works for you, now it is time to use an effective strategy to bring those visions to life. In our practice, we recommend using the S.M.A.R.T. goal system.

A SMART goal is used to help guide the goal-setting of your vision. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Therefore, a SMART goal incorporates all of these attributes to assist focus your efforts and increase the chances of achieving your goals within your vision.

Specific

Being specific with your goals helps give your more clarity on what you want to accomplish. Maybe you are looking to lose weight to feel healthier. A specific goal would be to lose 20 pounds. The more specific, the better.

Measurable

Enabling a way for you to track the progress of your goal shows you how effective you are at accomplishing your goal. Making goals without metrics of success can be discouraging since accomplishments are not as clear. For example, maybe you want to eat healthier and reduce the amount of fast food you purchase. Making a clear and measurable goal of only purchasing fast food once a month will help set the metric of success.

Achievable

Being able to attain the goal is an important part of the visioning process. Recognizing what is needed to reach this goal will help you build out your plan to accomplish the goal. Reviewing current resources or additional things needed is key to making the action plan clear.

Relevant

Committing to a goal that is realistic is an important part of the process. Setting the bar too high, like defeating your social anxiety in one month's time could put too much pressure on yourself. Good goals that are reasonable to accomplish are set up to challenge you over a healthy period of time.

Time-bound

This attribute is our favorite! Make sure there are specific deadlines attached to your goals. This helps keep you on track and gives a realistic visual as to when the goal should be finished. Without a sense of urgency, a goal will just get accomplished when we feel like it. Attaching a start and finish date is a sure way to keep you moving toward the finish line.

Are you ready to start your S.M.A.R.T goals? Great, we have an easy-to-use worksheet to help you get your vision into action!





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A personal vision can act as a roadmap for your life. It is a way to articulate your deepest values and aspirations, and it can help you to make choices that are in alignment with your long-term goals. Without a personal vision, it is all too easy to get caught up in the weeds of day-to-day living and lose sight of what is truly important to you. Having a personal vision can help you to stay focused and motivated, even when times are tough. It can also give you a sense of purpose and direction, making it easier to set goals and make plans for your future.

Women who decide on their vision are proven to achieve more of their inner desires. Building your vision can be accomplished in many ways. Visioning is a very personal journey and it is up to you to find the way that works best for you. Below we have listed five ways to help ignite your ideas and creativity.

Journaling Many people find that one of the best ways to get in touch with their personal goals and aspirations is to keep a journal. Writing down your thoughts and feelings on a regular basis can help you to clarify your thoughts and gain a better understanding of who you are and what you want out of life. In addition, journaling can be a great way to track your progress over time and see how far you've come. As you look back on your entries, you may be surprised at how much your goals have changed or how much you've accomplished. Keeping a journal is an excellent way to create a personal vision for your life and ensure that you're always moving towards your goals.

Planner Having a planner is another great way to start developing a personal vision. By planning out your days, weeks, and months, you can begin to see patterns emerge in your behavior and thinking. This process can help you identify your goals and values, and start to develop a plan for how to achieve them. In addition, seeing your thoughts and plans laid out in a visual format can help to motivation and focus. As you begin to check off items on your list, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment that will fuel your desire to continue working towards your goals. A planner can also give a sense of urgency with the ability to make deadlines for certain goals. It helps make consistent action a common behavior.

Vision Boards A vision board is a powerful tool that can help you to create a vision for your life. By collecting images and words that represent your goals, you can begin to visualize what you want to achieve. The process of creating a vision board can also help you to clarify your goals and intentions. As you consider what you want to include on your board, you'll likely find yourself thinking more deeply about what you truly want to achieve. In addition, the act of physically putting together your vision board can help to bring your personal vision to life. Seeing your goals and dreams represented in a tangible way can inspire you to take action and turn your vision into reality. Whether you're looking to make some changes in your career or personal life, creating a vision board is a great place to start.

Poetry Poetry has been known to have the ability to help us see the world in new and unexpected ways. By forcing us to distill our thoughts into concise language, poetry can help us to find clarity in our chaotic lives. In addition, poetry can be a powerful tool for self-expression, allowing us to explore our innermost thoughts and feelings. And finally, poetry can help us to connect with others, offering a shared experience of emotions and ideas. Through its ability to challenge and inspire us, poetry can help us to create a personal vision of the world that is both unique and deeply meaningful.

Speech

A personal vision is a guiding force that can help you navigate through life's challenges and choices. While your vision may change and evolve over time, they can provide a sense of direction and purpose when needed. Another great way to develop and clarify your personal vision is through speech. By articulating your beliefs and values, you can gain a greater understanding of what is important to you. In addition, speaking about your vision can help to inspire and motivate others. When you share your personal vision with others, you have the power to make a positive impact on their lives as well. Ultimately, developing and sharing your personal vision can help you create a life that is rich with meaning and purpose.

Real-Life Experience with SMART Goals

Throughout the years we have had the pleasure to help develop many of our client's visions, even when they might find it challenging to create one. One fond memory we have is of Claire, her name has been changed due to confidentiality, but her story is just as powerful. Claire had the vision to work in expressive arts. Claire and I identified her desires and made a SMART goal to achieve her vision. Claire and I processed her thoughts and feelings surrounding her goals. We identified her resources and supports and planned it out by identifying three tasks at a time. Each week Claire would come into our session and identify what I call W’s for Wins and L’s(Learning Opportunities). After several weeks of consistent sessions. Claire completed several projects associated with her vision and is in the process of obtaining a community partnership to make the vision happen.


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