Making Your Big Vision REAL
Visionary Business Owners & Creative Entrepreneurs almost all have a “Big Vision.”
Usually, it’s a goal that will make a big difference in the world.
Unfortunately, this vision doesn’t often become reality.
I uncovered a piece of this answer in a conversation with a client last week, and I’d like to share it with you now – along with a tool that can assist you in bringing your vision to fruition.
First, why does the Big Vision not become reality?
Because most people THINK from the wrong place! It looks something like this…
Mostly, visionary thinking is focused on THE END – the OUTCOME.
Thinking is this direction has your Place of Thinking and the Place of Action out of alignment.
While outcome thinking is necessary to establish the vision,
it’s the opposite of what’s needed to propel you into ACTION and transform your vision into reality.
Fortunately, it’s possible to reverse your thinking process, and put your Thinking and Action in the same place!
So, how do you reverse your thinking?
Here’s an exercise to do just that! I recommend giving yourself at least 30 minutes to go through the entire process, and you may need more time.
Read over the guidelines before you begin, and then actually go through the steps to experience the shift, and you’ll see how easily you can define actions that will empower the creation of your vision.
Think from Current State to Big Vision, and create it in the fullest state possible
Close your eyes.
Imagine your Vision is real, and in your mind, look in the direction of where it exists.
Imagine traveling forward in this direction.
Travel in time, to the place and time where your vision is REAL.
Immerse yourself in this vision – bring all of your senses to experiencing your vision in reality:
Bring your senses to your environment.
- What do you see?
- What do you hear?
- What do you smell?
- What can you hold and touch?
- Who are you surrounded by?
- What results are you producing in the world?
- What difference is being made as a result of your vision being real?
Write all of your perceptions down in the most descriptive terms you can use. Don’t worry about what it looks like or sounds like – this is for you and doesn’t have to be shared with anyone.
Now, staying in this vision, move to Step 2.
Turn around and envision from the end to the beginning
In your vision, imagine yourself turning around, physically, and looking in the direction of the “past” – the direction where you came from as you began to travel toward your vision in Step 1.
Now, ask yourself – What had to happen for your vision to become real?
Most likely, you will quickly visualize significant milestones – big goals that you had to achieve like stepping stones to your vision becoming real.
Write everything down – like a timeline – what happened first, what happened second, etc.
Take your time here.
Allow revelations to come to you, and then begin to look chronologically, from the existence of your Big Vision back in time.
What was the result that occurred right before your vision came into existence in reality?
What was the result that occurred right before that result?
Keep stepping back, and asking, what result occurred immediately prior to THAT result becoming real.
Keep going in this fashion until you are back to TODAY – right now.
Write down each of the results that occur along the pathway.
Create action steps to achieve just the FIRST result beyond today
This near-term result is your first goal! That’s all you should focus on now to bring your Big Vision into reality.
You will see that it is achievable, and that you can now define the specific action steps it will take to accomplish this goal.
Don’t worry about any other results or milestones toward your Big Vision. Once you have achieved this goal, you will simply return to the timeline you visualized and take on the next milestone for action.
And that’s how you can have your Big Vision actually become REAL!