When it comes to goal setting, I find that my clients fall into two camps. They either have so many goals that they can’t figure out what to focus on OR they can’t identify what their goals are at all – when asked what they're working on, they draw a total blank.
Ironically, the solution to both of these challenges is the same: you have to define where you’re heading to determine which goal (or goals) you should set right now.
To do that, you need to get grounded into your big picture vision.
Now you all know me – I’m more of a strategic, practical thinker than a manifestation coach. So you might be surprised that I’m talking about vision here.
But vision work is something I can get on board with. I’d even argue that it’s necessary.
Because without a big picture vision, you’ll struggle to set the kind of quality goals that will grow your business to the next level. And you’ll find that it’s next to impossible to figure out which goals are the right goals for right now.
Fortunately, creating your big picture vision doesn’t have to be a huge, complicated undertaking. In fact, I think it’s just the thing for lazy summer days. It’s the kind of work you can do poolside. Or sitting in a park. Or laying in a hammock. All you need is something to write on (and with!), an open mind and about an hour of your time.
When you’re ready, I want you to imagine a point in the distant future – it could be 3 or 5 or even 10 years down the road. Then write about what you want your life and business to look like then in whatever way feels most natural to you.
That might mean you do a long, freewrite. It might mean you doodle. It might mean you create categories for different areas of your life and make lists of things you want to experience or achieve under each of them.
I want you to do this vision work your way. Just keep one thing in mind: However you tackle this exercise, we want you to create something concrete that describes what you want your business and life to look like in the future.
Because when you have a clear idea of what you’re working toward, it makes it that much easier to set the right goals for right now.
P.S. If you get stuck doing the vision work and would like some prompts to guide you, just comment below and let me know so I can send some guiding questions your way.