Your Vision Statement

Vision Statement

Your Vision Statement

Your vision statement is your depiction of your life in the future. It should be a vivid description of where you ultimately want to be in life.

Your personal statement should create a mental image of yourself in the future. It may detail who you have become, what you are doing, who you are with, and what have you accomplished.

 

Example:

I am living on a 35 acre farm with my husband and three children in upstate New York. I am a college graduate who is writing mystery novels as well as coaching my children’s sports team.

 

Keys to a creating an effective personal vision statement:

  • write in first person
  • make statements about what you hope to achieve in the future
  • describe your optimal desired future
  • Write statements in the present tense as if it is already happening
  • fully articulate the vision you want for your life in the future
  • make it impactful and inspiring to you

 

Scope of Your Vision Statement

Some people will describe their vision in great detail, highlighting where they will be professionally, financially, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Other will pick a single aspect such as his or her career. Either way, you want to incorporate what you feel is most important and what you value.   If you value a balanced life, you may include several aspects of your life. If you want to focus on your career, you may just describe where you will be professionally.

 

Changing

Your vision statement will usually change as your life changes, and will continue to evolve as you experience life.

As you grow and you endeavor to reach your goals, your vision for your future may change. You may find a new career path or may change your priorities. For example, instead of traveling around the world, you may meet someone and decide to settle down and raise a family. Therefore, it is important to update your statement to reflect your current image of your future.

Provides direction

Your vision statement is designed to be used as a tool to encourage you to consciously reflect on who you want to become and what you want to achieve during your lifetime.  It helps guide you in the decisions you make and the directions you take in life. It essentially keeps you on the road towards the things that are most important to you.

Numerous experts emphasize how important it is to craft your own personal vision for your life, because if you do not identify your own direction, others will plan and direct your life for you.

 

Exploration of Interests

Hopes and Dreams

Career Discovery

Life Dimension Goals

 

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