Plotting a Path to Clear Vision of Purpose
Finding clear vision may come in odd shapes and sizes - because this is NOT a one size fits all journey.
The image kept showing up in my social media feeds. “I do not have ducks. I do not have a row. I have squirrels and they are at a rave.”
I get it. Only for me, the squirrels represent my ideas about place and purpose. One good conversation with motivated and inspired people and the rave kicks off again – often with a whole new batch of squirrels.Finding clear vision may come in odd shapes and sizes - because this is NOT a one size fits all journey. Click To Tweet Several years ago, I started trying to harness the power. It started with a written plan, grew to a regular white board, and then expanded to the White Board of World Domination. I kept notes – notes from my talks with others, from the raving squirrel encounters, and from my yearly goal setting.
This morning I woke up with a clear vision of not only where I am going, but what it looks like and what elements will come into play.
Finding the Way to a Clear Vision
- I let the squirrels throw their raves. I gave the ideas permission to run wild. They were free to imagine and dream without any restrictions. I didn’t share the raving squirrels – because they were raving and people already think I’m “not normal” as it is. Instead, I just let the ideas happen.
I made lots of notes. I listed the images that came to mind when the squirrels were in full-on rave mode. Sometimes the notes were in journal form, but often they were words and feelings invoked by the ideas. All of the notes had a home in a single notebook. It does no good to record the information if you can’t find it.
I listened to others. The words and images received in conversations or letters add to the growing list. There is a saying that you can’t read the label on your own jar. In other words, it is important to get a perspective from the outside looking in.
I started doodling again. I didn’t even realize it until I was looking at my notes recently. There was a period of doodling quiet – where all I had was words on paper. All of my life, doodling has been a part of my thinking process. I think when I stopped doodling, I closed off an important part of who I am. The moment I started doodling, everything was open and able to fall into place.
I honed the information down into points. I wrote out the driving values of who I am and why I am – four statements that define what I believe, why I believe, and how that will be shared with the world.
I summarized my beliefs, my vision, my mission (from my plan), and my why with three simple words. Everything I am doing will be based in, on, or around these three words: Hope, courage, and purpose.
I need to have a clear vision of where I am going. I need to MAP IT OUT, formulate a plan, or develop my White Board of World Domination. Opportunities will be coming up – sometimes in-line with my desired destination and sometimes distractions from that very path. A clear vision will help me see past the distractions and focus in on the better and best choices for my life.
I need a clear vision if I am going to harness the power of the raving squirrels.
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