SET YOUR VISION [Maker Monday Motivation 10.30.17]
Like many creatives, I’ve always been a visual learner. Whenever I have to understand or remember something complex, I draw pictures or make a quick sketch to form a visual snapshot for my mind.
When we have big dreams and goals for our creative lives, they can often feel pretty abstract, which makes it hard to know what we should be working on to reach them. For example, you may say, “I dream of being my own boss” but have you taken the time to get clear about what that really looks like? Can you picture it? What would your sketch look like to capture that dream?
Having a clear picture in your mind of where you want to go with your creative life can help guide you on what steps you need to take to get there. A powerful way to get a clear picture is through visualization.
This week’s Monday Motivation Challenge will help you set a clear vision for your creative life.
VISION SETTING FOR YOUR CREATIVE LIFE
TRY IT: Set aside 10 minutes this week (free of distractions and uninterrupted if possible) to visualize what a day living your ideal creative life looks like. Get comfortable, pour yourself a cup of tea, whatever you need to let your head clear and allow yourself to think big, bold, passion-filled dreams for your creative life. The key is to be as detailed as possible and truly imagine yourself moving through the day taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and most importantly how you feel in that day.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Where do you wake up?
- What does your home look like?
- Who is with you?
- What do you feel like first thing in the morning?
- What does your morning routine look like?
- When do you go to work?
- Where do you go to do your work?
- What are you wearing?
- What are you doing?
- Who is with you?
- How do you feel?
- What does the space look like that you are working in?
- What events happen during the day?
- What do you do in the evening?
- When is your bedtime?
After you are done visualizing a day living your ideal creative life, take some time to write down what you saw and how you felt in that ideal life.
Great work! How did it feel? Do you feel clearer about where you want to go? Are there things you saw in your ideal life that you can take steps on today to start making real?
I’m confident you have a beautiful vision for your creative life, and I believe you can see this realized. Having a clear vision is the first step to making your creative dreams come to life. Once you have a vision, you can start laying the groundwork to take the steps to make it happen.
“If you can dream it, you can do it” - Walt Disney
I’d love to hear your vision, and if you need any help building an action plan to get there, I’d love to work with you. Don’t hesitate to reach out!
We’re in this together!