On this episode of the Future Champions Podcast we will be exploring the concept of vision. But let’s be clear about what this episode is not about. It is not about having vision in a game or in competition – the ability to understand competition, your role in it and to see things before others do.
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On this episode of the Future Champions Podcast we will be exploring the concept of vision. But let’s be clear about what this episode is not about. It is not about having vision in a game or in competition – the ability to understand competition, your role in it and to see things before others do. That type of vision is an incredible skill and something we will discuss in a future episode. But not in this one.
The type of vision that I want to talk about is your future vision. Without a future vision, it is almost impossible to end up where you want to. Because, if you don’t know where you are going, how can you know how to get there.
Your vision is your why.
It’s your conviction.
Your core source of motivation.
Creating Your Vision Board
My Vision Board for 2021
A vision board is a visualisation tool to help you see your ultimate why. A vision board is a collage of pictures, words, phrases and quotes. Each one is something you personally identify as important in achieving your Why, What and How?
Why is a vision board so important? High performance athletes use visualisation to achieve their vision. Creating and continually reflecting on a vision board is a great visualisation tool and will help you to stay focused on the things you have identified that really matter.
I am not a scrapbooker and this is not a guide on how to create a pretty poster. Rather, I want to share the steps I believe are important in creating meaningful content for a vision statement in your life. If you want your vision to be meaningful, then you need to put the effort in. Rather than steps, I am going to talk in days.
Collect your thoughts. If you journal, then spend time putting your thoughts on paper. Just start writing what comes to your mind. It doesn’t have to be pretty; it just needs to capture some key ideas such as:
What will your life look like in three years- Best Case?
Where will you be?
Who will you be with?
What will you be doing?
How will you be feeling?
What are your strengths?
What makes you happy?
Take time to dream big and capture those thoughts on paper.
This should take you at least 20 minutes and be at least two pages of thoughts. If it doesn’t come to you straight away, then that’s okay. Walk away and come back when you feel ready. It doesn’t only have to be about one area of your life. Try to look at what you value your whole life so that you can ensure that there is a good balance as you grow and develop.
Pick up your journal entry and read it. Do you need to add to it? Do you need to take things out? Spend a bit of time reflecting on this. Now pull-out important words and concepts from your journal entry. Key words that reflect your WHY, WHAT and HOW. Write these on a separate piece of paper.
Take all those words, themes and ideas to help you find visual representations. The easiest way to do this is to do a search on Google for words, phrases and pictures that speak to you. Save all the images and write down all the phrases and words that have spoken to you.
Remember that these words and images should reflect your vision (your why). You should also try and capture what you are going to do and how you are going to achieve it. Some will be big things and other may be simple.
If you are a footballer and you want to get better at headers, then go and find a picture of someone you admire heading a ball. Or maybe there is a picture of you heading a ball perfectly – then use that.
Again, your vision board should remind you what you are going to do and how you are going to do it. Let’s us another example. Say you want to be the fastest 100m sprinter in the state. Your what could be to increase your speed over 20meter. How you could achieve that is to get a sprints coach and do three parachute sprints each week.
How create your vision board is up to you. It is your vision, your future and needs to speak to you. Some people like creating it digitally and then getting it printed as a poster. Other people prefer to print out the pictures and create a scrapbook style poster. How you do this is completely up to you.
The important part is to have something that you understand and appreciate. This may take more than a day; it may take a week.
There are so many varying ideas on creating a vision board. What type of pictures, what types of words, where you should put different themes such as wealth fitness on your vis