I’m very thankful for the new people who have entered my sphere of influence in 2017.
Many of them have exceptionally bright minds.
One of those bright minds happens to lie within the cranium of my dear friend Aaron Cort. Aaron was a very impressive individual right off the bat as he was 20 years old and creating his own company (Neverpeakmedia.com) while finishing his Marketing degree. We even had the same morning routine, so there was a lot of common ground to stand on.
One of the gems Aaron dropped on me was the concept of carving out time to think about your vision. To explore your life mission and reflect on what brings you the greatest sense of purpose and fulfillment. He called it “Vision Development” and told me how he thinks about his vision on a weekly basis.
Since then, I’ve adopted the practice and spend the hours of 6pm-7pm EST every Wednesday in “Vision Development”.
The first thing I do in my vision Development time is meditate. I sit down in a comfortable position and for 10 minutes (at least), close my eyes, focusing all of my energy on the subject of my vision and purpose.
After the meditation, I grab my journal and jot down what came to mind during the meditation. Usually, the action of writing allows those fresh ideas to grow and become even more powerful as you fall into a state of flow, truly focused on your vision.
Think about the compounding effect of a practice like this. Every week you pick up where you left off and keep building, exploring and practicing. Until you get to a point of clarity where the actions you need to get started become clear.
Think about athletes for a second. They need to invest a lot of time into training in order to compete at a high level, right? The more time they spend training and working out, the stronger and faster they can become.
So naturally, the more time we invest in formulating our vision, the clearer it can get.
For me, this practice has provided the following:
- A Main Idea
- By having practiced this habit for 1.5 months (6 hours) I’ve gained clarity on the most important factor in my vision; which is to help people in some way or form.
- Helping people is broad, so I focused on it more and through the exercise, I refined it to “supplying people with information to make positive change.”
- A Road Map
- understanding the big picture allows you to have the goal in mind. Once you have the goal, creation of a path to it is in your hands.
- The current sessions I have are now about the road to my goal and exploring avenues for how I can attain it.
- A Process to Follow
- Our parents, teachers and mentors often ask us what we want to do in life. many of us say “I don’t know”. What they don’t ask is “what are you going to do to figure that out”? This is a practice you can adopt to start chipping away at that million dollar question.
- It’s easy, repeatable and requires very little except for a chair and something to write in.
Let me be clear. This practice will not create a vision for you. What it will do is create an opportunity for your self to give this topic real attention and allow ideas to come to mind, that you can then explore further.
From there, the rest is in your hands.
How could you benefit from adopting a practice like this?
-Danilo Vuk Capric