Vision: The second item we mentioned last week is vision. Vision is not just knowing where one (or a team or a family) are going, Vision is not simply knowing the place or destination on the map. True clarity of vision is about sensing fully both the arrival and experience of being already at that destination. How does it look? How does if feel? What smells and sounds surround you? What is going on within you when you reach this goal and what is your holistic experience of it once you arrive?
I would submit that much of the disappointment we experience in life has to do with a disconnect between what we hoped or expected (either consciously or subconsciously) and what we find once we arrive (depending on the core focus profile we bring to the situation (more on that later). So if you find yourself feeling disconnected from your work and having low energy toward various aspects or your career or your life - ask yourself, where is the disconnect occurring for me? More important - ask yourself - what is it that I want specifically? For my business? For my life? How specific have you really been about your aim? How clear has your vision (either for yourself or for you team) really been?
Busy can feel productive when in fact that’s all it is. Sometimes as leaders we can get so busy spinning plates and spinning wheels that we fail to see the forest through the trees. We become bogged down in tasks and don’t even realize we have lost sight of the bigger picture: What are we here for? What really matters? Who is really important to us? How is what I am doing connecting with who I am, my role and my purpose? What am I missing out on and how much will that matter to me in my future?
Now, I might add that nice but vague answers like: "I am here to be happy and live life and enjoy it", are not what I am talking about here. If you answered in this way with no further thought to the matter then I invite you to consider...Read More