Create a Vision for Your Life and Business

Many law firm owners do not have a vision for their life and business. I’ve heard all sorts of excuses, like it will all work out one way or another or I’m doing the best I can just to make it.

A vision is the basis of any plan for life and business. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know if you get there? A vision is just an idea, an image in your mind of yourself, your business and your life that you want to see happen. Having a vision is what drives you to achieve your goals. Setting goals, in and of itself, is not as meaningful or powerful unless you have a vision fueling your forward motion.

Here are six key questions to ponder:

  1. What do you really want to achieve?
  2. How will you get there?
  3. Who will help you get there?
  4. How do you define success?
  5. Why is attaining your defined success meaningful to you?
  6. Where are you now in relation to achieving your goals?

When you can answer these six questions, you will elevate yourself beyond the surface level to gain focus and clarity about what is really important to you and why it’s important. Your mind may be thinking one way, but your heart may really desire something else.  A vision unites your heart and mind toward one clear objective.

It is not always easy to get the focus and clarity you need to create or pursue a vision for your life and business.

Here are a few practical steps:

  • Choose a time when you are relaxed to ponder what you really want.
  • Have a journal to write down your thoughts.
  • Keep an electronic “Vision” note handy to record thoughts and inspiration as they come to you.
  • Reach out for help so you won’t get stuck in the land of “I don’t know.” A partner or mentor can help draw out what is inside of you.

Many of us have never thought about these six questions or if we have, it’s been a while. Schedule time to create a vision for your life and business this week. Make it your target to own that vision, keep it in the forefront of your mind and allow it to motivate, inspire and move you to do the things that are necessary to achieve your goals.

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