What Is A Vision Statement?
- 1 What Is A Vision Statement?
- 1.1 How To Create A Vision Statement (Vision Statement Generator)
- 1.2 7 Questions For The Creation of Your Personal Vision Statement
- 1.3 MY VISION STATEMENT
- 1.4 Vision Statement VS Mission Statement
- 1.5 Large Companies Vision Statement Examples
- 1.6 Conclusion To Creating A Vision Statement
Personal Vision Statement Definition: Goals in one’s life tied to the values and morals one wants their life to echo. Creating massive results. And a deeply fulfilling and hopeful life.
PRO TIP – A vision statement is looking through the lens of future possibility. Not current reality.
A vision statement is essentially a statement that resonates with your core values. It is something that is so aligned with your purpose for you life. Mixed with who you want to become and be remembered by.
It is not a concrete formula. And yet it is solid enough to where you know you won’t deviate from it for a long time.
It is more of the foundation to which you add to as you become more and do more. As you grow, it may change. Or it may stay exactly the same.
It is a couple sentences at most. That essentially defines the true you. The purposeful you. The unlimited you.
A phrase so powerful that you live your entire life by it. It is like a map with the only directions you will ever need to get to your destination.
It is not loosely created though. It is something that can take time to develop. Although often times, it can be spit out right here and now. As authenticity comes from spur of the moment actions and verbalization.
No matter which route your choose, creating a vision statement is something that I truly believe EVERYONE must do. As it is a strong reminder of where you are going.
We can go on autopilot a lot of the times in our life. And having something to bring our awareness to, can be extremely powerful.
When we are down and out, we can go to the vision statement. When we are elevated, we can go back to the vision statement to push us harder and further. Along with stay congruent with our beliefs and the human we are trying to become.
The vision statement is something to where you define your life.
As most people in this life have no purpose. They simply wake up. Do enough work to get to the end of the week and still get paid. Then distract themselves all weekend, suppressing the thoughts about having to go back to work.
This is NOT you. You are different. That is why you are reading this article.
And by the end of it, you will have all you need to create a vision statement that rocks your own world. One that gives you chills. One that when you look at it, it is pure truth. That speaks truth to who you are, who you are seeking to become. And what the world will remember you by.
Something that will be more far reaching in it’s essence. Someone you long to become, but have the potential to become. It will be something that PUSHES you from behind. Creating more willpower in your to get the job done. Do the studying you need to. Network with the people you need to. Give that extra ounce of effort in before throwing in the towel.
Plain and simple, you will have something at your disposal, so powerful, it can help you move mountains of down. And create a version of yourself even God would be surprised you became and transformed into!
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Lets jump into it!
How To Create A Vision Statement (Vision Statement Generator)
Below are 6 different tips to get the wheels turning around the creation of a mission statement for your life. Even call it a statement of vision. As it will not be wishy washy.
Someone can wake you up at 2AM and ask you what it is. And you will spout that puppy out with ease!
These 6 questions will help you create the structure and bones of your vision statement.
7 Questions For The Creation of Your Personal Vision Statement
A quick tip to touch upon before we jump into the questions, is to write in a PERSONAL style. Don’t write what you feel you “should” write. This is personal and it should define the real you. The authentic you.
Try to do away with the filters of how you should be acting. And get raw with this project. Stating truly who YOU want to become. And what YOU want your life to mean. Not what you think your mom, teacher, offspring or pastor wants you to be or become.
This is all about you. If you have never given yourself the freedom to do something just for you, do so now. You deserve this.
Also, one last tip is to use black and white words. Don’t be non-commital with this process. Use powerful words. This is a statement. Essentially etched into stone. So you want to get it right!
Here we go:
Question #1 – How Do You Want To Be Remembered?
If you were to flash forward to your burial. When the people who knew the REAL you were speaking. They are talking about who they knew you to be. Who you became. And how you lived your life.
I know this sounds pretty damn morbid. But stay with me.
Act like you are faking it in the grave. You are still alive and listening to all of the people speak about you. What are they saying?
Whatever positive things they are talking about, that is your true desire about what qualities you want in your life.
For example maybe they relate qualities to you like:
Take 3 to 5 words that you would like to be remembered by. These will be very important as we create a vision statement for your life. You will be sprinkling them into the creation of your mission statement.
If you need help on thinking of good values and things you want to be remembered by, check out the resource I created for you below.
Question #2 – What Qualities Do You Admire About People You Like Most?
This can be another great way to find out things that you truly care about. For example lets just say you love how compassionate Mother Theresa was.
Well if someone has a quality you love, it means you have it already engrained into your life. Or you want to engrain it into your existence.
If someone can do something, you can do so to.
Think about 5 people and list out 5-10 qualities about that person that you really like.
Then look back at the list. You will notice that there are consistent adjectives that describe the people you admire. The same quality will most likely come up a few times. Notice the pattern.
Those qualities are important to you and will be helpful in creating a excellent vision statement for your life.
Question #3 – What Qualities Do You Hate In Certain People?
If you are having trouble with the previous exercise, simply think about 5 people you don’t like in this life.
And then rinse and repeat. List out 5-10 things about those people that you CANT STAND! Don’t worry, I don’t judge you. We all have those certain people that just get under our skin!
And then again, you will most likely recognize patterns in this exercise. Of qualities that come up multiple times. Look at those qualities on paper, and write on the side of them, the opposite of that quality.
So if you have the word LAZY, right next to it you would right DRIVEN.
If you see the world SELFISH a lot, write the word GIVING next to it.
Do this with 3-5 words and it will give you more ammo in creating the perfect vision statement for your life!
Question #4 – What Would Your Favorite Superhero Do? (No Limits)
Look at the end of the day, we all have a favorite superhero. They are the ultimate for of a societies beacon of hope. They do good. They get things done. And they leave an impact on others for the sake of leaving this world a better and safer place to fall asleep to at night.
No is your turn to be the ultimate superhero of your own life.
Waking up today, you are a new person. You are the superhero that you wish would come rescue your life. You are essentially rescuing yourself.
What would this superhero version of do? They sure wouldn’t operate off of any limiting beliefs, that’s for sure!
Give yourself permission to think without limits. To go into your minds eye, and see yourself doing the unthinkable. Becoming someone magnificent.
What would the superhero version of yourself be doing? How we they be acting. Who would they be around. How would they be living their life.
This can give you a limit free vision of your life. As a vision statement isn’t meant to be realistic. Again it is resonating with your true being. Along with making you get out of your comfort zone.
Question #5 – What Kind of Life Would Make You Excited To Wake Up?
We have all worked in jobs and gone through routines that we have absolutely dreaded. It has to be done in the interum. But sometimes we stay too long.
What would your life look like if you were living the life you maybe dreamed about before you got stuck in the hypnotic spell of the world?
Before the world told you what to think. How to act. What to wear. How to speak?
Go back to where you were a kid and think about what you wanted to do when you grew up.
It is NEVER too late to start over. And whatever those old dreams and goals were, you can cultivate a flame around them again.
And put them into your vision statement. Which the statement will become the fan that fans those flames into a raging inferno.
Question #6 – What Skills Do You Want That You Don’t Have
One last time in creating a vision statement for your life.
What are a couple skills that you want to master?
Maybe it is music. Sales. A sport.
Whatever it is, it shows that you have passion in this field. Otherwise you wouldn’t want to master that skill.
And when perseverance falls short, passion takes over. You can only go so far, until passion kicks in. And gives you the mysterious extra energy, when everything seems all but lost.
Question #7 – What Brings You Joy?
What things in life GIVE you energy when you do them. Instead of taking energy away?
For example you could put in a long days work doing this. And after it, you would still be down to go out and have fun?
Integrate that fully into your mission statement. Make it a bigger part of your life already if you aren’t already doing so.
BONUS Question: How Would You Lead Your Own Life?
Lets just say, for the sake of it, that it is ALL ON YOU. You lost your job, no one can help you. You are completely on your own in that regard.
How would you lead your life forward? What traits would you need to have in order to rise up and make it? And not only make it, but thrive because of it?
As in every adversity, there is an equal or great seed of opportunity.
What would that opportunity be?
What traits would you have to fully maximize in yourself to survive and then thrive?
Maybe traits that you didn’t even know you had?
As when people are faced with death or success, they tend to succeed.
Who would you have to become to be the ultimate leader of your life?
MY VISION STATEMENT
So by going through the 6 questions above, I formulated my vision statement which came out to be:
I a committed to becoming a masterful real estate agent while simultaneously impacting both my clients and blog audience to be better, do better and dream bigger.
Through my passions, I truly hope with all my heart to leave people happier and more empowered than before they met me. Both of which allow be to make a handsome living and ultimately my fortune to enjoy and give back with.
I commit to doing all this with integrity, passion and perseverance through every action I take in my life. And through my contribution I am able to give back to the world, helping generations that follow rise up and be triumphant.
I only compete with myself. Trying to become a little bit better each day, than I was before. I love fully and open my heart to being loved fully. I am fearlessly authentic.
Vision Statement VS Mission Statement
Ok so now we know what a vision statement is. It is beginning with the end in mind. One of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
It essentially paints a vision of your future. One so fulfilling and inspiring that it cultivate the desire for big action.
It is essentially admitting our mortality. Which creates a desire to act bigger and with more urgency. As we won’t be here for long. It is essentially a type of eulogy.
That is what a vision statement is. A snippet of a future that you desire to manifest.
Now a mission statement, which I will go over in another article soon, is a bit different.
The mission statement is the HOW. So now that you began with the end in mind. You now need to map out how you are going to make your vision statement happen.
Mission statements are tactical. They integrate steps, processes, education and implementation. It is scheduled data that gets your closer and closer to your vision statement into a LIVING statement. To where you are truly living that statement.
A mission statement is the building blocks that make the wall. The wall being the ultimate vision you have for your life i.e. your vision statement.
So based off of my vision statement, my mission statement may go something like this:
Through commitment of mastering my real estate craft by self education and seeking mentorship, I lead a life of providing top tier realty service to my clientele.
Through daily devotion to learning, and implementation through teaching and blogging self help, I am able to create a blogging world where my audience is inspired to to take bigger action, become more and seek their highest self.
All while checking in daily to see if I am living authentically. And allowing myself to love and be loved in full. Depending on my daily results, I learn from my mistakes and show up better and better each and every single day. I am coached and self coach my way to greatness.
Think of it like this, a mission statement is more action driven. And the vision statement is cultivated from deep within. It is more mystical and far reaching. With the knowing and belief in oneself that it can be accomplished. The vision statement is the metaphysical in which the mission statement is the physical.
Mission statements are what it will take in the interim. Which long term action on the interim will ultimately allow you to manifest your vision. And start living and fully embodying it.
It will give direction, so you know what action to take. Instead of a vision statement being more like a dream. The mission statement action items will allow one to create that vision into a more concrete livable reality.
Other Questions To Consider When Crafting The Vision Statment
The main thing to consider when answering these questions is to let your mind flow. Do a stream of consciousness that allows you to write while not judging yourself. Don’t hesitate. What you write is what is meant to be written.
What you think is meant to be thought. No accidents in life. Let yourself freely jump into this experience.
Here are the questions to ask yourself when starting to create a vision statement.
- Who do you want to be in 40 years?
- How do you see yourself professionally in 30 years after mastering your craft?
- What life would make you happy if you aren’t happy in it now?
- What would make it more happy?
- What would the your life areas look like in 40 years if they played out perfectly: professional, personal, spiritual, financially and society.
- Who or what do you want to impact before your leave the earth.
- How do you want your life to be remembered when you are gone?
- What do you want to live on past your death?
- What do I devote the most time too that brings me happiness?
- What activity do I find my mind being most quiet?
- What would it take for me to become a better? Fill in the blank. Father, worker, church goer, son, daughter, contributer to society.
- What did I want to be as a kid?
- If I had no influences by my parents, teachers, friends, or anyone else, who would I want to become?
- If I feel my hearts desires are weak, what if that didn’t matter? Who cares what people think?
- Doing what, would excite me everyday?
- If I was the best version of myself now, what would that look like?
- How does my most greatest supporter see me?
- What do I consider winning in life, at the end of my life?
Thought provoking memory joggers:
- I am at my absolute best when…
- I like to see “this” change about the world…
- I stand for…
- I would die for…
- The best trait that describes me or who I want to be come is…
- I was created to do…
- My life purpose is…
What To Do Now With Your Vision Statement?
So you have got the body of your vision statement. Of course it can be perfected upon. And yet what you wrote is most likely the most authentic you. It is the basis for who you are and what you long to become.
Now we need to integrate repetition into it.
As repetition is the mother of all learning.
When we repeat something enough times, it is accepted by our subconscious mind. The mind that never sleeps. The part of the mind that literally dictates over 95 percent of our actions. It is what helps our heart beat over 100,000 times per day.
So here are a couple tips to make it into who you are. So you can embody it at a subconscious level:
- Write it out and post it on your bathroom mirror. Read it each time you brush your teeth.
- Put it on a vision board with pictures that represent the statement in a more visual way, along with the actual statement.
- Write it once daily in the morning and/or right before you go to bed.
- Visualize yourself being, doing and having everything that encompasses your vision statement.
- Record yourself saying it with passion and energy. Replay it on your way to work.
- Say it with emotion and use your body. Get into it when you say it. This is known as an incantation. It is different than positive affirmations as emotion is created by motion.
- Mediate on it daily, seeing the words, feeling them. And envision you already being that person.
- Get an accountability parter who will create their own vision statement. Text it to each other daily.
Large Companies Vision Statement Examples
Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
To give customers a wide assortment of their favorite products. Every Day Low Prices, guaranteed satisfaction, friendly service, convenient hours (24 hours, 7 days a week) and great online shopping experiences.
To make people happy.
People working together as a lean, global enterprise to make people’s lives better through automotive and mobility leadership.
To produce high quality, low cost, easy to use products that incorporate high technology for the individual.
Conclusion To Creating A Vision Statement
So as you may have noticed, the creation of a mission statement has to do with both GOALS and VALUES. The two intertwined can light a fire in ones soul. It reunites oneself with the moral values that one holds subconsciously true to themselves. Along with inspires hope for a better future.
It allows one to KNOW THYSELF. The ultimate task and challenge in this life. As once you know yourself, you can be yourself.
We are all like a missile. We have the power to go extremely far in this life. We are exposive in our effectiveness when we hit the target we are seeking. The challenge is finding out what that target is. And once we do so, we then find out that we have the energy source within us that will allow us to decimate our target. I.E. crushing our goals.
Doing away with our lower self/self destructive ways. Along with leading a life of purpose. One that demands remembrance and rightfully is remembered. And inspired to be emulated, for generations to come.