“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
You probably know all too well the messages of “New Year, New You”. Come January and our media feeds are flooded with ideas and methods on how to set that perfect goal and achieve it, hopefully.
According to research conducted by Strava, a well used fitness platform 19 January is the date where new year goals meet their doomed fate.
This of course doesn’t mean that striving towards a new year goal is not worthy of pursuing but rather what you want to be focusing on is a new year vision. A vision for where you want to be, who you want to become and of course what you want to achieve in your life.
A vision is not only achievable but sustainable and here is a fool proof method to help you with your new year vision endeavours.
Know your vision
As the quote goes “if you can dream it, you can do it”. Having a vision of what it will be like to achieve your goal is a great way to help you on your way to getting there. I recommend writing out a vision statement or creating a vision board to help visualise your dream as reality. A vision through imagery and words will help to manifest the success and happiness gained from achieving your goal. Using meditation and other visualisation exercises are also extremely helpful.
Know your purpose
Why is this goal or future vision important to you? Or furthermore why do you want to achieve this goal? It’s important to understand what you want to achieve but it’s even more important to understand why. Knowing this is going to help you as you strive to achieve your goal and particularly at times when your motivation may be low.
What do you value?
Another critical element of vision creating. Your core values are what drive your decision making and actions. Your values are your hearts deepest desires or needs and being true to them will help you in your endeavours to achieve your goal because you are being true to you. At the time of your vision creation, connect with your values and then review on a quarterly basis to ensure you are still living in alignment to them.
Connect to yourself and listen to your body
As you embark on pursuing your vision it is easy to get caught up in the doing and striving to achieve. It is important to take time to slow down and be with the present moment. You will have moments of highs and lows, acknowledge these when they arise and embrace them as learning opportunities to grow and evolve.
Back yourself and believe
You need to go into the process of achieving this goal with 110% confidence and belief that you can do it. The only way to build your confidence and belief is to take action towards your vision. Follow your gut and your heart and deep dive into that vision achieving journey through small intentional actions that align with where you want to go and who you want to be …you won’t look back.
Natalie Moore is a passionate Mindset Coach at Own Your Health Collective. Natalie is an advocate and educator around wholistic health focusing specifically on the individual’s needs, physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. She has a keen interest in supporting women to consciously connect to their most vibrant and energised self through their female biology and using their womanhood to their advantage. Her newest program is called The Female Advantage. The first webinar of its kind is happening Wednesday 17th February. You can secure your spot via this link