Creativity, Vision, and Passion


Creativity, Vision, and Passion

Of course, some people are more creative than the rest of us. We all have ideas. Ideas often come to us at strange times, and we might rush to write them down before we forget. But an idea in your head, or even written down, goes no further than the piece of paper without a vision.

You are not likely to forget a vision that you are passionate about. The combination of Vision and Passion makes it stronger, and much more a purpose than a notion. A vision looks to the future. Still, the process of writing a Vision Statement will help you clarify your vision.

From Mind to Meaning

So, how do you move from the ideas in your mind to a vision? It is not so tough; you just need to spend a little time in your own head. First, take a break from stressors and take care of yourself. Work on your vision in the middle of the weekend, for example, or right after your nightly run. This frees your mind to focus on what you want and see in your future, not your immediate to-do list.

Ask yourself questions such as, “What would I like to do in my life (or in my career)?” or “How do I see myself living in 10 years (do I have a family, have I moved, or am I retired?)”

Also: “What makes me happy?” and “Is my current life/job aligned with what makes me happiest?”

Write it Down

In a study at Dominican University, Gail Matthews, Ph.D. determined that, “You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.” Writing helps to clarify your vision, and especially to create the basis for how you move from the current state to the future state that is so clear in your vision.

Studies have shown that handwriting (versus typing) adds stickiness to what you write – you remember more of what you wrote, and it can help with clarity of translating the vision in your mind. It helps to revisit what you wrote a week or so later, when in a relaxed state. Look for patterns, such as financial stability or improvement, or alignment of work with personal values.

Seeing your inner vision and taking small steps takes the pressure off, with less focus on the process of creating a vision and more emphasis on what is really going on inside your head.

If you need assistance asking or answering the right questions, or clarifying your vision, give us a call at 425.835.2124, learn about our Business Coaching or how our Success-Minded Leader programs can impact your ability to make your Vision, Creativity and Passion come to life.

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