Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Oct/Nov 2018 Aspire Mag Full Issue - Page 87

“VISION IS THE ART OF SEEING THINGS INVISIBLE.” -Jonathan Swift On the other hand, work on your business is the kind of work that fosters expansion. is work like marketing, networking, and education, as well as the work you do to up-level your expert status and improve your mindset and energy. Above all, this work should be done with the highest possible mindset and energy, since it is the work which will shape your business’ future and help to create your personal and company visions. YOUR PERSONAL VISION If you have a big vision but aren’t sure what steps to take to get to where you want to go, try the exercise below. (Actually, everyone should do this exercise, even if they are already crystal clear!) By charting a path backward from your ultimate goal to where you are now, you will be able to more easily identify the action steps, short-term goals, and stepping stones that link your current reality to the one you want to create. The Personal Vision Clarity Exercise • Find a quiet place to sit comfortably. Have a pen and paper within easy reach. • Close your eyes. Take a few slow, deep breaths in and out to release the tension from your body. • Now, envision where your ultimate success is, what it looks like, and what it feels like. Who is there with you? What are people saying? What does your typical day entail? Sit for a moment, immersed in your version of ultimate success. Use as many of your senses as you can, so you can actually feel it (as opposed to just intellectualizing it). • Continue breathing while feeling the energy of your success settle completely in your body. Enjoy these feelings and celebrate them. • Now, consider how you got here to this place of ultimate success. See yourself taking action: What are you doing? Who are you speaking to? What are you saying? What is going on around you? One by one, trace your actions back to where you are right now, today. You have just charted a path to your ultimate success. 87