verb (Action word)- Imagine as a future possibility; visualize.
Athletes do it before the big game. Soldiers do it before stepping onto the battlefield. Visionary business leaders do it every day.
When we envision ourselves reaching goals of any kind, our brain starts finding ways to make it happen.
In no way do I mean to sound boastful, but in middle school I envisioned playing football in front of thousands of people and making my way to the NFL. I did play college football in front of thousands of people and I was invited to the NFL combine.
As a an older teenager I envisioned being married to woman that had all qualities I was looking for physically, mentally, emotionally. I have now been married to that beautiful woman for nearly 18 years.
In middle school I envisioned traveling the country and working and helping others, I can now say that I get to travel the country often and experience new people and cultures and get to help others.
Envisioning a better life isn't going to be perfect, there have been many mistakes and failures along the way.
Whether your goals are related to business, health and fitness, family, hobbies or anything else, having a very detailed mental picture of the ultimate win is imperative for success. I borrowed this mini-guide to making this work for your life if so you choose:
Select and prioritize your goals. Most of us have many goals we would like to achieve during various stages of our lives. Some are realized, and some are not. That's life. Prioritization and focus is critical for achieving goals.
Any business book will tell you not to have ten top goals each year. At most you want to have three or four major initiatives. Spreading yourself or your organization thin won't lead to success.
Gain and develop a mental picture. Develop a mental picture of what the win looks like and be able to articulate it well. If your goals is to compete in a spartan race, envision your training regimen. Envision yourself performing during the event. Envision what you want the outcome to be.
The best athletes in the world are experts at this.
If the goal is to build your company into the best place to work in your area, what does that look like? Who will be on the team? What will the culture feel like? What will competitors say about you? Develop the mental picture.
Work hard and persevere. As much as we may all like to believe it, achieving lofty goals takes a ton of hard work and perseverance. Having a vision is just the first step.
Success can be defined in many ways. But successful people have not been handed more opportunities than the rest of us.
Hard work breeds opportunity. And then even more hard work is required to turn that opportunity into something great.
Have vision, work hard and never be out of the fight.
Milton is genuine, persistent, and sincere. There are very few things that detract Milton from his pursuit of what he believes in. His attitude is fantastic and professionalism top notch. -
International speaker, creator of Maximizing Moments with Milton and the Author of Your Purpose, Your App -How to Stop Drifting and Start Living.