My 5 Top Tips for Crafting a Vision Statement

September 20, 2012

Most of us at one time or another feel stuck, feel confused about life and where we are going and even what we want out of life. Motherhood can sure put us in this state of mind. And although this is a super normal place to be, it is also really important to get yourself out of that place as soon as you can. I know plenty of people, as I know you do too, that live their lives in this stuck place and suffer their whole lives because of it. Why do you think that is?

Well, I think it is a simple phenomenon and comes from the fact that people tend to do the same things they’ve always done! If you have never gotten clear about what you want more of out of life, really asked yourself what that would look like, then you would simply never know.

Getting clear, creating a vision for yourself and your life is not a hard thing to do! But it is truly one of THE most important things you can do to get inspired and work towards a life that looks and feels better!

With the moms I work with in my online coaching program, the Mommy Meltdown Cure, this is the very first thing we do! These moms craft a vision for the kind of mom they want to be. What does that look like, what does that feel like, what is the impact of that person on the rest of her family? You can craft a vision on a ton of topics! Your work life, your love life, your social life, your spiritual life, or even a vision helping you get clear about your inner self (a vision to instill confidence for example).

So whatever area you wish to improve upon, a vision statement can literally pull you into a better reality. Below I am going to give you my    Top 5 Tips for writing a vision statement. But keep reading after that, because at the end I am going to give you the MOTHER of all tips that, if you don’t do it, you will simply never be able to live the life of your vision.

Tips for writing a vision

1. Step out of your comfort zone! Aim for the most beautiful, inspirational ideas of yourself and what is possible. Use emotion

2. Resist the urge to use any negative language like don’t, won’t, shouldn’t, can’t, don’t like, etc. If you catch yourself writing a negative word, formulate the sentence from a positive perspective.

3. Let “perfection” go…speak/write from your heart, not your head. Do not judge what come forth or make it right or wrong.

4. Write your vision statement in the present tense. Always start a sentence with I AM.

5. Keep your vision to yourself at this point. Resist the temptation to share your vision with anyone as you are opening the door for judgment which taints your intention.

Ok – got it? Now for the kicker. The key to morphing your vision into an actual reality in your life is PRACTICE. You have to revisit your vision every day – a least 2x a day, once in the morning and once at night. If you don’t do that, don’t bother even writing your vision. Sound hard core huh? Well, it is just that important. What you will find in a really short time is that your vision will begin to influence your actions and each day you will be closer to actually living your vision.

Good luck! If you need help or would like to share your vision, just post them in the comment space below!

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

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  • Reply Lell September 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you Sigrid! :)

    • Reply Sigrid September 23, 2012 at 5:46 am

      You are very welcome!!

  • Reply Lell September 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Sigrid,

    Thank you for sharing this!

    I would love some advice on how to best pursue improvements in multiple areas of life, e.g. Motherhood, marriage, social, work, etc! Do you recommend only focusing on one area/vision statement at a time, or is it reasonable to work on several at once – and if so, what tips would you share to maintain focus & traction?

    Best wishes,
    Lell

    • Reply Sigrid September 21, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Hello Lell!

      I would suggest crafting visions statements for all the areas you would like to improve and then focusing on ONLY one for at least a month. When we overload our selves with things we want to improve, it can sometimes sabotage our very best efforts.

      As I mentioned practice is the key, so making sure you visit your vision everyday, numerous times a day is key. Whether you have them on post it notes in places or on your phone, in a book you are reading, in your car, anywhere you frequent. Make sure you see them!

      Also having a coach of course to check in with helps a ton in holding yourself responsible and accountable for moving towards change. You can check under coaching on the top menu here and see the options I offer if that is of interest to you. Would love to help you on your journey Lell!

      Good luck and keep us posted!

      Love,
      Sigrid

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