This year is 2020 which is also the definition of perfect vision. So, this year I am concentrating on “vision” – my personal vision and professional vision. I would not say my vision is anywhere near perfect, but I can wear some glasses. My new “vision glasses.”
With my “vision glasses” I am making a conscious effort to consider each day – What is my vision? What steps can I take in the direction of my vision? Do my decisions further my vision? And each of those questions can be asked about a number of visions.
We all have personal and/or professional goals and dreams. A “vision” of how we would like to see our lives and businesses over time. We beat ourselves up over our failures to achieve our vision, yet we never really change our approach. We keep doing the same things each day and hope that one day we will reach the desired result. In fact, ”Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.”
So, with the understanding by that standard I am insane – this is where I get into a circular pattern on goal setting or “vision” building. I want to make changes, be more efficient, be a better me and on and on. However, I have never seemed to find the time to actually plan for my “vision.” My excuse was that I didn’t have time to make the changes right now, I would get to it Later.
Later is that friend that is always going to catch up with us sometime. Except Later never seems to show up. I could wait on Later for decades! I decided I am going to track down Later and change his name to Right Now!
Right Now is getting things organized and completed. Right Now is making time for my vision of the day, the week, the month, the year, etc. Right Now is a bit of a slave driver, but the accomplishment feels so much better than the guilt of what did not get done. Right Now said the blog needs attention and consistency, and just possibly – a schedule!
Schedule??? That strikes fear in the hearts of many. We can follow a schedule for our job, the kids sporting events, holidays and special occasions. Funny many of us cannot fallow a schedule for self care. Self care includes vision planning, along with health and wellness. Taking time to think and dream and plan is every bit as important as doing.
You wouldn’t build a house without a set of plans. Yet we try to achieve goals without taking time to truly plan and organize the steps. So many of us try to avoid the planning and baby step phases, we want to jump from dream to reality. Those steps toward your goals or vision start the journey. It is the journey to reaching our vision that gives us energy and hope!
I also have to keep in mind that with all my planning there will be unexpected hiccups, the proverbial monkey wrench in the plan. Murphy will make his showing at unexpected times with unexpected consequences. That is just life.
However, each of those unexpected events makes a change in our journey, a change in our experience and possibly a change to our vision. That does not mean we just stop walking toward our goals and visions – even if the vision is ever changing as we travel.
This will be my year of “vision.” Making a concerted effort to establish my visions and goals with a plan to actually achieve them. I will keep you posted on my journey, as I am certain there will be many learning curves and comedic detours. However, I can’t get there if I don’t start walking!
Happy 2020 everyone! I am happy to be back and share with you more blog posts about life and law with a dash of humor! Right Now says you will hear from me at least two times weekly. I am looking forward to it!