Are you clear about what the next 12 months look like for you? Do you know what you want to accomplish, how you want to spend your time and what matters to you?
If your legacy is measured by how you spend your time, then designing your future is key to creating that legacy. Without a clear vision, time passes and you may end up somewhere you never intended to be.
Your life matters. Every moment you’re here is a chance to shine.
Going with the flow doesn’t work
It took me years to get on the vision and goals wagon. For a long time I was either too depressed to care about the future or too deep in my own insecurities to see beyond my immediate needs. Then I rebelled against planning because I wanted to be in flow and open to receive what was coming from the universe. My approach was that if I just waited patiently and went with the flow I’d arrive at my destination.
I never did. I just lost time, the most sacred thing we have.Going with the flow - and definitely waiting for the universe to hear my calls - didn’t get me anywhere closer to where I wanted to be. Why?
I wasn’t in the driver’s seat of my choices and action
I wasted money on courses, events and trips that I ultimately didn’t want to be at
I chased shiny objects looking for something to make me feel happy
I lost time on indecision, second-guessing myself and then missed out on opportunities
I couldn’t confidently speak about myself in interviews because I had no idea where I was going and who I was
Are you making memories you want to remember?
Time is sacred. It’s here and then it’s gone. That’s a fact not a cheesy love song line.
Pause right now and look back at your life from the last 12 months.
Are you proud of who you were? Are you excited about what you accomplished? Did your choices and actions get you to where you want to be? Are you making memories you want to remember?
If any of your answers are no, it’s time to look at how you design your life.
Designing your life
Today, I’m 100% committed to designing my life every year, specifically each October just before the first frost and the frenzy of the holidays. Life design is the process of intentionally creating your future where you are thriving. The crux of the design are vision and goals. Vision and Goals refers to:
Creating a clear and inspiring vision for your whole life
Setting goals that take you there
Mapping it out month to month and year to year
What Vision and Goals give you:
A roadmap to make your dreams a reality
Confidence and well-being to activate your goals
Something to trust in and rely on when things get hard
Motivation and inspiration to see you through
Time! Time spent actualizing and not wondering, getting lost and worrying
Space to flow and flex as life happens — while still staying true to your path
The happiness that comes from successfully seeing your design through
So if life is passing you by or you’re waiting for the universe to line up for you, choose to step into the driver’s seat. Create a legacy you want to remember.