#10 – Contact someone who inspires you to let them know why they inspired you and thank them. Gratitude is a sign of having a vision sparked in you by someone else’s creativity and you should express thanks by crediting them and also reveal to them how you are taking their legacy into your own vision.
#9 – Connect with a friend, or a team…better yet – engage with your spouse to brainstorm your Vision and see how many ideas are discovered. Engagement is a form of energy to draw out potential of your vision – it it resonates with them…great! If not, then find those that do resonate with it and form an alliance to take it to another level.
#8 – Tell the World – let words flow from your heart, soul & spirit of what you are conceiving. Start with some practice in your Journal or on your computer program for writing – and consider a blog of expressing and refining your vision.
#7 – Take a Day/Weekend off to start your vision. Planning and the process of spending Energy on your vision comes with marking out your calendar with the intention of focused time on Vision Strategy and Development and just doing it.
#6 – Vision comes in to your mind at unexpected moments – in the shower, shaving or even while working out – and ideas are inspiration to act on. Instead of working on your vision non-stop, plan for unexpected revelation of ideas by planning to play more often and even to exercise – as it is not only good for your body but it is mandatory to clear your mind to receive more thoughts. You can say, “I hate to exercise” but if you reframe that to be, “I love to get new thoughts” and exercise is one way to receive those thoughts and benefit your body secondary!
#5 – Help a friend – heck, help a stranger. Acts of Service bring out the best of what is needed and you can also catch glimpses of what is being done well that will inspire you and trigger ideas of what to incorporate into your vision.
#4 – Recommend a great book or a Ted-Talk that reached down into your own soul and sparked many ideas or thoughts of what others are achieving. When you contact another person with the thought of “Hey I was thinking of you and thought you may like this book (or Ted-Talk) and would love to know your thoughts on it.” – This will create a new momentum in building levels of engagement much like a Master Mind group does with getting input from other people that accelerate in other areas that can inspire your own vision.
#3 – Up your Game! Improve your Service. Create ENGAGEMENT by expressing and showing us your passion, commitment and faith that you are putting into your Vision. Sitting on the couch day dreaming is putting energy into a passive action producing a passive result that many times produces stagnation – as it is only when you put active engagement into your vision will it actively progress giving you feedback on what to do or what to adjust.
#2 – Establish Boundaries and communicate those over and over. You are directing a vision and this means that you are Leading people. When you lead people you must communicate what is important to you over and over to clarify any confusion that will pop up or unexpected turn of events that can cause panic or frustration. Setting Boundaries means that you will reflect and communicate what is important for both parties and try to reach an agreement so that the relationship can continue – if it is not agreed upon then it means that a mutual separation or a strategic move or alliance can be developed. If it is horrible to move forward with then this is good to know now and deal with it immediately instead of down the road – so termination can be best for BOTH parties.
#1 – Know WHY you are doing what you are doing. A book called Start with Why mentions that it is what is most important to you and what you believe about what you are doing that draws other people into your vision. As if they also believe what you do then they are willing to support why you are doing what you are doing. Write it out – focus on it – develop it and know it like your name…Why you are doing what you are doing is the most important feature of fueling your everyday energy input into your vision. Passion is important for sure, but passion can fall off the side quickly if you do not BELIEVE in what you are doing. Do not tell me ‘what’ you do – Tell me: WHY you believe your vision will help you and others?