What Do You See?

Hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan!

I’m spending two days with a company that’s going to help rip apart, clarify, and reconstruct our vision.

What is your vision?

It's kind of a fluffy question, but important nonetheless. 

I’ll share my lessons learned in the next couple days but here are my current thoughts on visioning…

What's your purpose?

Why do you exist?

What gets you out of bed every morning?

We should be able to answer these questions about ourselves. 

One of the best questions I think about is...

What is going to be said at my funeral?

Do we really just want to go through the motions of life with no purpose, no clear vision of what we're chasing?

Of course not. 

So what the heck does this have to do with fitness?

Fitness is just a means to an end. 

Good fitness and nutrition just allow us to do certain things and feel certain ways. 

If part of our life vision is to be an impactful mentor to our kids, shouldn't we lead by example by eating healthy and exercising?

Not to mention, if we're doing those things we'll most likely be able to live a longer and stronger life to be around for them more. 

So keep that in mind as you go throughout this. 

Fitness and nutrition is really just a means to an end. 

They allow us to do more, have more energy, sleep better, recover better, feel better, live longer, live stronger, make more impact, and live our vision to its fullest potential.

So how do you know your vision?

The short answer...

Through a lot of self-awareness, discovery, and experience. 

Also, your vision is never set in stone. 

It's a moving target. 

I like to think of my vision as the north star. 

It's what keeps me motivated, it's what I chase every day, and it's why I exist. 

However, underneath that vision is a series of goals that I want to accomplish that will move me closer to that north star.

As you clarify your vision ask yourself these questions?

What do you want to be known for?

What kind of impact do you want to make?

What are the big scary things you want to accomplish in life?

What kind of legacy do you want to leave?

What does your ideal day, ideal body, ideal mind, ideal ____ look like?

From there, I like to break things down to a 3 year picture. 

What does life look like 3 years from now?

Really try to picture it, visualize it. 

Where are you living?

What are you doing?

What kind of money are you making?

What vacations are you going on?

What does life look like?

The three year picture is about as far out as I really try to get clear on, and even then, nothing is set in stone, things change. 

However, I at least want to be on the right track as I move closer and closer to my vision. 

From there, I'll take that 3-year picture and break it down into some one-year goals. 

These would be your 2019 goals. 

And finally, I would take all of my 2019 goals and break them down into 90 day chunks. 

So, if I wanted to lose 40lbs this year, that means 10lbs in the next 90 days. 

If I wanted to save $4,000 for my kids college fund, that's $1,000 in the next 90 days. 

You can do that for any of your goals. 

However, ultimately, the goal is a clear vision because the 3 year picture, one year goal, and 90 day goals are all just breakdowns of things that are moving you closer to your vision.

What's your vision?

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: Would you be interested in a Vision & Goal Setting Workshop next month to make 2019 your best year yet? Reply and let me know....