Have you noticed the onslaught of pumpkin flavored items? Do you feel that amazing, crisp bite in the air that signals that fall is nearly here? I seriously wish I felt that crisp bite; though it’s scheduled to be nearly 100 degrees here in Los Angeles as I publish this, I’m still determined to feel the joyous arrival of fall, the queen of all seasons in my opinion.
Fall makes me think of school starting, of new beginnings, of the start of a new adventure. In honor of that, this month’s theme is Vision, and today we’re looking at the most fundamental vision of all – your vision for yourself and who you want to be.
I recently checked out Brian Tracy and Christina Stein’s Kiss That Frog out of the library, and was struck with one of the first ideas of the book: the most important vision you have is the vision for yourself. The authors ask this:
“What qualities and characteristics would you have if you were the very best person you could possibly be? Psychologists have described fully-functioning, self-actualized people as genuinely happy, at peace with the world and themselves, self-confident, positive, personable, relaxed, feeling that they are fulfilling their full potential, grateful, energized, and generally feeling terrific about life.”
I love this definition as a starting point for creating the ideal version of yourself. Please note that none of these things are about the self-actualized person’s life circumstances- they are all qualities of the person themselves. This person could have all of these qualities and be living the exact life you are living today, no matter what your life looks like.
Are you ready to define your own vision of your ideal self? Check out the short and sweet step-by-step process below to get started:
Step #1: Start with the Experts
Check out the qualities listed in the psychologist’s definition of a self-actualized person and circle the ones you would like to possess. Star the ones you ALREADY possess.
At peace with the world and themselves
Feeling that they are fulfilling their full potential
Generally feeling terrific about life
(Create your own version with the downloadable pdf in the bonus step!)
Step #2: Add Spice
What is your personal vision for yourself? What qualities would you add to this list?
Step #3: Add Intention
Create an intention statement that includes all of the qualities of your ideal self. It’s fun to play with these including “I am” statements and “I am in the process of becoming” statements, like this:
I am relaxed, grateful, positive, self-confident, personable, kind, living my purpose, at peace with myself and the world. I am in the process of becoming genuinely happy and energized. Generally, I am feeling terrific about life!
Bonus Step: Add Arts & Crafts
I’ve created a coloring page for you to play with – color it, add stickers, write out your intention statements for yourself – have fun with it! Download it here.
What do you think about the idea of creating a vision for who you are? Leave a comment and let us know one quality of the ideal you that you already have.
Do you need help feeling that you are fulfilling your full potential? Sign up below to download your free copy of my guide “How to Live Your Purpose Even If You Haven’t Found Your Passion (Yet)” – it will help!