It’s the end of the year already, and not only is it a time of year for holidays but it’s a time when most of us take some time to reflect on the year that’s just past, and start planning for the year ahead.
The Vision Setting Process
One powerful way to celebrate 2011 and get ready for 2012 is to follow this simple 4 step process:
- Appreciate Your Successes: review what went well in the previous year and celebrate your successes
- Unleash Your Imagination: step aside from what you think is possible, and create you life as if there were no boundaries!
- Create Your Vision: move from your ideal fantasy vision of what you’d love to create to a concrete description of exactly what you plan to accomplish in the next year
- Validate and Commit: celebrate your vision for this year and the years ahead. Validate that this vision is what you actually want to achieve – and are prepared to commit to.
Each step in this process creates the energy and momentum for the next.
As we reflect over the year and appreciate our successes, this brings to mind our strengths so that we can build on them – and puts us in the right state of mind for vision setting. What were some of your successes or ‘wins’ for 2011? Just write them in the comment field
This leads us naturally to the next step, which is to consider what our life would ideally be like, if there were no constraints. How would you create your life and business if there were no obstacles? What would you do? What would you consider important?
Next we return to what we actually want to plan for and create. What is your vision in 5 years time? In 1 years time?
Finally, we reflect on the vision. How does it feel. Is there anything you’d change? Is it something you will commit to?
Download The Complementary Vision Setting Workbook
If you are an entrepreneur or own a business, I have created a complementary workbook and series of coaching emails for the vision setting process described above. Just download the template and follow the steps and you’ll create a powerful vision for 2012. The registration process requires your email address so it knows where to send the coaching emails.