We have control on our future if not full control. Winning in this half control is better than flowing unconsciously toward an undecided place. Gaining clear vision for life is a difficult practice but thankfully achievable.
When we gain clarity in life about how we want to see ourselves in the future, what exactly we want to achieve in specific years of our life gives us a sense of purpose. And a sense of purpose fills our journey with immense joy.
Yes, you can get a clear vision for your life.
Through this blog post I will share six ways or steps that will guide you in gaining clear vision for your life.
“When you have clarity of intention the universe conspires to make it happen.”
What is the importance of having clear vision in life?
Gaining a clear vision in life is important because it provides direction, purpose, and focus. It helps all of us stay focused on what’s important and ensures that our decisions and actions are aligned with our values so that we can reach our goals.
For example, let’s say that you have a passion for helping others and you want to make a positive impact in the world. With a clear vision, you’ll know exactly what steps you need to take to achieve your goal.
Having a clear vision also helps us stay motivated and inspired. When we know what we want to achieve and why it’s important, it gives you a sense of purpose that can sustain us even when we’re facing challenges. We’ll have a reason to keep going, even when things get tough.
Finally, a clear vision can help us make the most of our life. When we have a roadmap for our future, we can plan ahead and make decisions that put us on the path to success. With a clear vision, we’ll have a better understanding of what’s important to us and what we need to do to make our dreams a reality.
“It is a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”
Gaining a clear vision in life is crucial because it provides direction, focus, and motivation. It helps us stay focused on what’s important, make the most of our life, and achieve your goals with purpose and meaning.
Vision and Purpose hierarchy
What is the difference between a vision and purpose in life?
Vision and purpose are related, but they are different from one another. A vision is a mental image of what you want to achieve in the future, it’s a picture of what you see for yourself and your life. It’s a long-term view of where you want to go and what you want to accomplish.
Whereas, purpose is the reason why you want to achieve your vision. It’s the driving force behind your actions and decisions. Your purpose is what gives meaning to your life and motivates you to pursue your goals.
What comes first vision or purpose?
So, which comes first – vision or purpose? It’s often a chicken and egg situation, as both vision and purpose can influence each other. Some people start with a clear purpose, which drives them to create a vision of what they want to achieve. Others may start with a vision of what they want their life to look like, and then work to discover their purpose.
Let’s take the example of someone who wants to become a doctor. This person’s purpose might be to help people and make a positive impact on their lives. This sense of purpose motivates him to pursue a career in medicine.
With this purpose in mind, he creates a vision of what he wants his future to look like. He sees himself as a successful doctor, making a difference in the lives of their patients. This vision provides direction and focus, helping them stay motivated as they work towards their goal. In this example, the purpose came first, driving the individual to pursue a career in medicine and create a vision of their future.
In either case, having both a clear vision and purpose is important. A vision provides direction and focus, while purpose gives you the motivation and meaning to pursue your goals. Together, vision and purpose form a powerful combination that can help you achieve your aspirations and live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
6 Ways to get a clear vision for life.
Self-Questioning (only practice to gain clarity)
Sit with ease, no overthinking. Just a white paper (ohh yes, with a pen). Sit and get clarity by asking yourself listed questions in major areas of your life.
- How much do you make annually?
- What does your home look like? Where are you living?
- What kind of car do you drive?
- Where are you working?
- What are you doing?
- Who are you working with?
- What do you do in your free time?
- What hobbies are you working on?
- Where are you going on vacation?
- What are you doing to stay healthy?
- What are you eating? How do you stay fit?
- Are you free from disease and illness?
- What is your relationship with your family like?
- How often do you see friends?
- What type of romantic relationship are you in?
6. Personal Life
- How are you improving yourself as a person?
- How are you nourishing your mind, body, and soul?
- What kind of goals are you working towards?
- What kind of communities are you part of?
- What is your role in your community?
- How are you helping others?
Read in brief in Catherine’s blog here.
[ Recommended reading: 5 Stoic questions for self-reflection.]
The Vision Board (never too old)
A vision board is a tool used to visually represent your goals, aspirations, and desires. It’s typically created using pictures, words, and other materials that represent what you want to achieve in your life.
The idea is to create a visual representation of your vision, which can help you stay motivated and focused on what you want to achieve.
Visualize Your Dreams
All of us can visualize our dreams, this practice is a simpler part of self-questioning we learned in the first way.
How does it work? Do anything you want, visualize what your dreams are, you may want to attain wealth, a car, a great family, travel the world, make a house on a mountain, or want to become a very popular person. Along with this visual practice, keep writing them.
Next, categorize them in different areas of your life. And move to how you will achieve them.
Watch your talent and passion
If you know what your talents and passions are, this practice will become easier.
Since, you already know what you are good at and what you love to do. So you don’t need to give more time to finding HOW. Talent is nothing without visualization.
Stay around those who already have clarity in life
Jealousy and envy do have few positive impacts as well. If you stay with people who already have a plan for life. Their aura will encourage you to have a vision and plan for your life.
Their presence will also guide you about how you will achieve things in life.
This might not align with the topic. But getting outside is the best thing you can do to induce new ideas.
Most of us are packed in four walls of room and house. Getting to places we never visited before will, if not clear vision, surely will give you an idea of bringing change in life (if you consciously allow yourself to think about it).
Watch this amazing video, you’ll grasp my words more clearly.
Having a vision in life is important, it is a need, vision for life brings a sense of excitement, pushing ourselves to get to goals and dreams make us proud.
Wish you joyous future🙌
- Principles by Ray Dalio
- Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Atomic Habits by James Clear