Knowing your vision of success is a journey in self discovery. Some of us know it right off and perhaps have known it our whole lives. I know a 6-year-old who proudly declares that he IS a paleontologist and to back it up he knows, studies and learns everything he can about dinosaurs.
Many career experts suggest that you remember the first professional you imagined wanting wanted to be. In my experience that is not far off while we may not end up doing that precise career we are not so far off the mark.
Your vision begins with a thought about what that might be but to really know and see your vision requires quieting the body and clearing the mind. To get out of your mind so that you can hear yourself. So take time to sit quietly, relax and begin to imagine your vision of success and what that is for you, how it feels and releasing any thoughts that may compete with that.
I met with a new client this week who is in school to develop his skills in hopes of supporting his success. He believes if he can develop his skills as a digital artist then he will be more marketable. Indeed that is true but I noticed as an intuitive that Fred did not have a vision of his success. He did have steps and goals but without a clear vision he was just working hard. When I asked Fred what his vision was he described wanting to work with a major digital arts production company. I asked him if he could imagine that happening. He chuckled saying it was what he wanted. Wanting and having a vision are really different. Wanting creates…..wanting. Fred’s next step was to create a space of quiet (meditation) and start to see his vision of success.
He called back the next day to say how hard this was. I explained it was only hard because he had not done this before. Once he gets comfortable with visualizing it won’t be so hard. He agreed to stay with it. I am curious to see how this turns out for him as my experience is once you can see your vision of success in your mind’s eye everything starts to change.
Best wishes on your success,
Free Q&A on business and success. Monday’s 5 PM Pacific. Call 1 (218) 862-7200 Access code: 299398 or SKYPE mkayrobinson between 5 & 5:30 PM to ask a question and listen to others. Get an answer on success.