What do you do when you’ve changed or achieved a major component in your long term plan? How do you recraft your vision and deal with the disorientation of things shifting?
Sometimes the best action is to first celebrate the accomplishment, spend time growing accustomed to the new change and then recraft your vision.
How do you craft, let alone recraft your vision, you might ask. I have a blog on the subject that might be helpful – I Can See for Miles – Visioning. There are also other experts who have suggestions for vision setting or vision boarding.
Challenging Your Vision
If you’ve followed me recently, you know that I’ve been spending a good deal of time in meditation, contemplating a change in my long term plan. If you missed it, my last couple of blogs (here and here) will catch you up!
Writing a bestseller, Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation, had been on my vision plan for a long time. I accomplished that last year and now it is time to reinvent myself.
I’ve begun working on my second book – a workbook to accompany Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation. It’s still in the early stages, but it is slowly beginning to emerge.
I’m also continuing to step into what a life of ongoing marketing of a book looks like and the impact on my activities and routines.
Implementing The New Vision
As I recently went about envisioning what my revised future looks like, I was pleasantly surprised to see that some of the things that I’m letting go of allow me to create a lighter, more fun lifestyle.
This redo also coincided with my annual status meeting with my financial planner and things are on track in that arena given the changes I’ve made. That was an additional contributor to the freer life.
Getting to that vision wasn’t easy or without some hard conversations with people I trusted. There were a few course corrections required but I’m happy today with the prospects.
How about you? Have you looked at your long term vision lately? Are you hesitating to do that because you are afraid of the work or because you are concerned about what the future might look like? You can steer that with a strong plan in place. If you need help doing that, hit reply, let me know or book a call here and we’ll talk about vision setting!
‘Til the next time.
P.S. You can get my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation here.