Have you ever had a situation occur that has left you touched, moved, and inspired to the point where you are ready to take massive action? I can list the few events in my life that stirred my spirit and had me compelled to act. The event changed something within me and in doing so, it somehow transformed the future I saw unfolding. I had a vision, I knew where I was going. What remained unknown was whether or not I was I truly prepared for the obstacles and challenges the journey would unexpectedly bring. Was I willing to fight?
Was my vision worthy of my life?
First, let’s get clear on what it means to have a vision. A vision often alters our reality. It changes what we see and believe is possible. A vision is a new goal that is charged with emotion, meaning and purpose. In the book the Power of Focus, a goal or target is described as “the ongoing pursuit of a worthy objective until accomplished.” I have seen many people give up on their goals because they do not truly have a clear vision of a worthy objective. Rather their goal focused on a dollar value or status, and they did not anchor their target in anything meaningful.
You see currency is only paper. What gives currency value is what I believe I am able to attain. It is how the acquisition of a certain dollar amount will enable me to fulfill or acquire something that is emotionally charged. A status is only a title unless I use its access to create meaningful change in my life and in the lives of others. You see I have learned I am only willing to endure the pain, discomfort and the growth required in an “ongoing pursuit”, when the goal or objective inspires and moves me. Otherwise I easily lose hope when confronted with the barriers and challenges that arise when one is in pursuit of anything new.
Anchor your vision with emotion
When I began my entrepreneurial journey, the pain related to my financial circumstances put me in a place where I was willing to do anything. The monthly target of $500 to $1000 dollars inspired me because it would relieve stress and enable me to fulfill very basic needs. The thought of going on a small vacation without worry opened up the possibility of dreaming for the first time in a long time. It gave me hope and some relief for the first time in years; an emotional reason, an act worth fighting for. A few years ago I decided to take my parents back home to Trinidad for Christmas. Each day I would visualize calling my parents and telling them to pack their bags as I was gifting them a trip for the holidays. Each time I re-lived the vision it inspired me to act. You see my money was now anchored in something that touched, moved and inspired me. The goal was now a worthy objective I was willing to stretch to pursue.
Set a target that inspires you. Take the time to create a clear image in your mind. What do you see, feel and smell? Where are you when you achieve this worthy objective? What are the colors, sounds and sites around you? Who are you sharing this experience with? Write a vision statement that inspires you to act and read it every day.
Suzan Hart is an inspirational speaker, master trainer and author. Knowing that your inner game creates your outer game Suzan’s mindset mastery, teaches hard working, results driven black men and women, to be un-apologetically recognized for their value, financially rewarded for their brilliance, and celebrated for the fullest expression of themselves. Suzan Hart went from physically exhausted and financially upside down to becoming a Black Woman Millionaire. Suzan Hart is president of HartZone Inc and the founder of the F!T is the New $eXy movement. Learn more and claim your free gift at http://www.hartzone.com