Thursday, 18 April 2013

Vision Casting

One of the principles which I have intentionally adopted over the last 12 months has been to always have vision for my life. I think that it's important to always have a vision of what you want your life to be. I try to have both long term, and short term vision, which I'm always going back to and re-assessing.

Before I got married, we first set out a vision for what we wanted our marriage to be. I did the same thing when I started this blog, and when I began fighting against my mental illness.

There are two reasons why I think that having vision is important to having a great life.

1) I believe that people with great vision change history, and that people without are doomed to repeat it.

2) Without vision you don't know your destination, let alone the road which will lead you there.

Vision should be flexible. Realistically, you can't predict the future, all you can do is give yourselves goals. Those goals might have to change if circumstances call for it. The important thing is that you replace them for something else.

Vision should be achievable, but audacious. There's no use in setting yourself unachievable goals, but at the same time don't limit yourself. My visions for this blog is simple, to reach the world. That means that I want people all over the world to read it. This vision, is however, long term. I don't expect to do that in a year, or even two. My Vision is wildely audacious, but I'm giving myself an achievable time frame to do it in.

Vision should be divided between the short term and long term. Obviously reaching the world with my writing is a long term goal, but, I also always have short term goals set. For example, at the moment, my goal is to sit an exam on the 13th of May. Before that, my vision was to start regaining control over my life. By having short term vision I'm able to not only keep myself moving forward, but also, I'm regularly achieving things. I spoke about the importance of recognising achievements in an earlier post.

I know that so many of my readers have amazing potential. I'm frankly excited to hear what some of you are going to achieve.  I want to know what your vision is and, if you don't have any, why not?


  1. Have you read the power of now by Eckhart Tolle? Vision for the future is important but surely an acceptance of what is and being at peace with your life 'in the now' and 'at this moment' is of priority? Otherwise you end up constantly looking to the future thinking 'when i get that house I will be happy' or 'when I am rich..', and when you get there you are not satisfied. You then end up repeating the process. An acceptance of the now and not being at war with 'what is' is what ultimately gives us peace. Your blogs are interesting keep it up and best of luck. Alex

    1. Hi Alex. Thanks for the comment. You make a very good point and I absolutely agree. If you don't recognise what you have and enjoy where you are I'm life then you miss out on so much. I think that having vision for the future, whilst enjoying the moment, need to come in balance together. In fact, I might write a blog post in the near future on exactly that.

      I haven't read that book, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for it. Thanks you for the recommendation.

      I'm very glad that you're enjoying my blog. I hope to hear from you on here again!

  2. Yeah, it's all about your state of mind. Time, past, future, they're all made up and simply distract us from what is. While they do have a purpose, it doesn't seem like you guys are really 'caught up' in the drama they tend to bring.

  3. hii...i just wanted to tell u that i had a real bad week followed by a real bad weekend i was so messed ..i had so many problems going through my mind n life..u know i have always been d girl who cud get kicked a thousand time n still would get up but this time it wasn't happening i wasn't getting up n after reading ur blog i feel so good and relaxed n u noe i have faced allot in my life allot n i mean it n m still going through allot i needed a boost .. thank u for showing me how to keep fighting :)

    1. Hi Zeyba.
      I'm really sorry to hear that you've had a tough week. But I'm glad that I've been able to help. My main motivation for writing has always been to impact people.

      It's sound like you're going through a lot but It also sound like you're a real fighter. It's amazing that you're still motivated to fight on despite feeling like you've been kicked down so many times. I really hope that you start to see some breakthrough soon. Often things get harder just before you're about to win.

      Thank you so much for commenting.