Years ago, I had an idea for one of my clients. She couldn’t fathom how that was possible. I knew a significant shift in her business mindset would benefit her firm and provide her with greater personal freedom. On the other hand, she began to back away from the idea almost quickly. Why?
Her remark was nothing out of the ordinary. She was behaving in a usual entrepreneurial manner. However, to accomplish anything significant, you must first decide what you want to do and then discuss how you will do it on hold. That will take place later. To begin, you must first determine what you want to accomplish. Here are five ways for developing a clear vision without second-guessing yourself.
1- Set the how aside for now
This must be a deliberate and informed choice. “Look, I know I’ll have to find out how to do this at some point,” you tell yourself. But for the next hour, I’m going to concentrate on what I want. Persistence is required. You’ll be tempted to return to planning how you’ll pull it off. The wider the field of view, the more appealing the temptation. This is natural, particularly if you’re scared of what you’re seeing.
2. Put yourself in the future
Humans are adept at mentally distancing themselves from their surroundings. So let us make the most of it. Place oneself in the future at a particular time. It may be a year, three years, or whenever you choose in the end. The most important thing is to select a specific day and mentally commit to it.
3. Make a mental note of what you notice
Forcing oneself to write down thoughts is the fastest way to get clarity. This should be accomplished in two stages. First and first, do a mental dump. This is your opportunity to be inventive. The goal is to rid your mind of the visual. Second, go back and fine-tune your work. This is the editing stage. Now is the time to reorganize your material and improve your grammar.
4. Express oneself in the present tense
It’s easy to write about your vision in the present tense. After all, your image is about the future. It is not a good plan. Instead, write in the present tense. This will give it a more realistic appearance. It will also help persuade your brain that the image is already a reality.
5. Allow it to boil for a few minutes
In some ways, the vision is never finished. You’ll keep adjusting it until it’s perfect. This is because the closer you go near it, the clearer it appears. It’s also a wonderful moment to share your vision with your team or trusted coworkers. But continue with care. You don’t want to introduce skeptics into the discussion. You want someone who will be honest with you and help you get even more insight.
To build a brighter, better future for yourself and those you lead, you must first create a vision—a clear, compelling picture of the future. You can’t afford to get bogged down in the how until you’ve determined what you want to accomplish. Every genuine advancement begins here: in your ideas.