6 Simple Steps To Being Your Vision!

“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Make it up and make it juicy!

You’ve heard the story of that unknown little fish market where the employees laughingly declared they want to be “world famous” and so they started stamping it on the boxes of fish they shipped out!  You’ve heard the story because that little fish market became the “World Famous” Pike Place Fish market with a book and a movie and a seminar examining how they became “world famous” and how they delivered an experience so unique that if you are anywhere near  Seattle Washington, you will stop there to experience it!

And they didn’t know how they were going to become “world famous”, they just started making it up and playing with it.  It wasn’t any great secret that they discovered – they just made it up and then figured out how to “be” that every day in every way, in spite of the upsets and failures they might have as they moved ahead one step at a time towards being “world famous”!

That’s what your picture of success can do for you – your vision, your picture pulls you forward even when the little voice in your head shouts very loudly “Just WHO do you think YOU are?”

How do you create YOUR vision?

  • Create a vivid picture in your mind’s eye that puts you in the picture, right in the middle of what you want to create with your career or your business, or whatever it is that you choose to do for “work” – and the time and energy you expend in adding value in the world.
  • Make the picture “juicy” – so that you can feel the joy and excitement and satisfaction when you can see yourself and others impacted by your vision. Add details that you can see and hear and feel and smell so that this vision becomes part of you!
  • Come up with a short but powerful phase or sentence that captures the essence of the vision and is memorable, so that it rolls off your tongue without your even thinking twice about it!
  • Take into consideration what matters most to you, your values, your drivers, and all of the experiences that you consider your “peak” experiences.
  • And be specific – place yourself center stage in this vision because you are the star-  the one that will make it happen!
  • Write it down, say it out loud, and share it with as many people as you can!  This is the secret to creating the reality of your vision!


Be inspired by THESE visions:

“Google provides access to the world’s information in one click.” –  Google Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page

“We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.” – Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address, [May 9, 1994]

“A personal computer in every home.” – Bill Gates [1975]

“First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” – John F. Kennedy [May 25, 1961]

Share Your Most Inspiring and Juicy Visions

Play with the words, make it up.  It is all yours. And then do the work to put it into action and be consistent in your focus in every communication and interaction you have with others.

To help others get their juices flowing, post a few phrases here that inspire you that could be part of your vision or someone else’s vision.  By the way, it is OK to borrow from others as long as it really reflects your authentic self.  You will make it your own in your unique way!

This post has 4 comments

  • nbetterley says:

    People talk about a “big” vision, but I've always struggled with that because my vision feels somewhat small and humble but still perfect for me. I'm not angling for a million dollar business – I simply want freedom and flexibility in my schedule, personal satisfaction from being good at what I do and connecting with my clients, and being successful enough to continue working at home and having my family home with me.

    But I'm also open to letting my vision grow as my business grows with me, so who knows what it will look like in 5 year?!

    • Please don't struggle any more with the “big”ness or your vision! What is important about YOUR vision is that it is yours and is unique to you and your life. As long as it inspires you and is the wind beneath your wings, that is what counts! Consider also that it is a matter of perspective. When you zoom out and look at the effect of everyone having freedom and flexibility and being good at what they do, wouldn't that make for a great world?

  • rhondahess says:

    Just goes to show ya, when you think big, big stuff happens and it's all a great adventure! Fantastic blog, Pegotty!!!

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