What better theme for the year 2020 than Vision? When it comes to our eyesight, 20/20 represents clarity and focus. But too many of us live life blindfolded. We wander around, year after year, stumbling through life without a clear sense of meaning, purpose, or fulfillment, only to look up one day and say, "What am I doing with my life?"
You Don't Need More Goals
No one ever goes into the New Year saying, "I hope I gain as much weight as possible, and I hope to lose as much money as possible." Everyone has aspirations, and everyone goes into every new year with good intentions. We don't need more goals. What we need is Vision.
Vision is always critical for all people, everywhere, at all times, but especially in the time that we live in, in the area that we live in, and with the lives that we lead. Without vision, and in this busy world we live in, it's so easy to get caught up in going through the motions, day after day. It's so sad that we spend more time planning what we're going to have for lunch, than planning something important like . . . your life.
And just so we're clear, Vision is not the same as goals. Vision isn't about getting a certain job or promotion, or losing a certain number of pounds. Vision is so much bigger. A vision shapes the way you live and the legacy you want to leave. Vision answers the question, "What am I here on this earth for?"
What On Earth Am I Here For?
A Vision Expresses Your Purpose: The secret to success is the focus of purpose. So rather than focus on goals, we need to focus on the "why" - the reason you're here on this planet, and the legacy you want to leave.
A Vision Develops Your Potential: One of the biggest ways to discover the vision for our life is by looking at the tools, experiences and gifts you've been given. How will you invest in those gifts, and put them to use?
A Vision Enriches the Lives of Others: A life of significance is a life that enriches the lives of others. How will you use your purpose, your passion, and your talents to invest in others?
Do you know why we're weak against temptation? Do you know why we can't say "No" to the donut, or say "Yes" to doing that work we know we're being called to do? Because we don't have a clear vision. We're distractible because we're not convicted of our purpose.
But what if we wake up every day knowing THIS is why I'm here today. I want us to get to the point where we can jump out of bed in the morning and say, THIS is my purpose, my passion.
You don't want to get to the point where you realize, "Hey! It's been ten years, and I've just been wandering around aimlessly, not knowing where I was going. I'm just going in circles around myself."
So this year, don't show up with goofy little goals. This year you're going to show up with with a vision. I want you to be able to say, "I'm finally starting to see why I'm on this earth, and why I went through certain experiences, why I have certain gifts." You were gifted to make a difference, and the world needs that special blend that only YOU have.
"Vision is not just a picture of what could be. It is an appeal to our better selves; a call to be something more." -Rosabeth Kanter
What is Your Vision for 2020? What is the Legacy You Want to Work Towards This Year?