Crafting a Vision Statement
Now that you have reflected your interests, important principles, dreams and life goals, you are ready to create the first draft of your vision statement. Again, find a quiet place without distractions.
Close your eyes and picture yourself in the future. It may be 10, 20, or 25 years from today. See the person you are; what you are doing, who you are with, what you have accomplished. From that image, describe what you want to create of yourself and the world around you. Your vision should stretch your capabilities and your present image of yourself and who you believe you can be.
Write in first person and make statements about the future you hope to achieve. Write the statements in present tense as if you are already making them happen in your life. Fully articulate the vision you want for your life and your future.
After you have drafted your first version, ponder it and make notes and revisions. After you had a chance to make some changes, create a second draft and then again review that for possible modifications.