Did you know, that your eyes and your goals have one very important thing in common?
Do you know what that is?
If you’re anything like me that answer might just transform your life.
I’m kind of new wearing glasses. And when I went to first see my optometrist he put me through a bunch of eye exams, where I’m looking into a bunch of different machines, and he pulls that big multi-lens thing down and puts it to your eyes and you tell him what letters are blurry and what letters are clear.
And after it was all done he told me he was a bit surprised and couldn’t believe I’ve been driving all these years without glasses.
That kind of threw me off a bit. Because I can see. I don’t have a problem with my vision. It’s only when I’m looking at screens for too long on my laptop or tv that sometimes it might start to bother me.
So as far as I was concerned, my eyes were just perfect…
That is, until I was handed a pair of glasses made specifically for my eyes.
When I got those glasses and tried them on I thought “Does everybody see with this much detail?”
All of a sudden store signs out in the distance I always just assumed were too far for normal eyes to see and read, all of a sudden became clear.
This new found clarity in a way actually enhanced my quality of life.
Now you may be asking, what does any of this have to do with your goals?
Well lately I’ve really set aside time to map out and blueprint in detail what I want for my future, and I found that the more detailed you are in examining your life and what you want it to look like, the more clear your vision becomes, and the easier it is to then act.
“A vision is not just a picture of what could be;
it is an appeal to our better selves,
a call to become something more.”
And when I thought about this, that’s when it hit me.
What do your eyes and your goals have in common?
The strength and value for both of them are in the clarity and detail of your vision.
Now you may think that’s obvious when it comes to your eyes, and it is, but a lot of people don’t understand it works the exact same way when it comes to your goals.
Without clarity and detail in your vision, your goals aren’t going to be very useful to you.
You may have experienced that already
“If you don’t have a vision you’re going to be stuck in what you already know. And the only thing you know is what you’ve already seen.”
Any one who wears glasses can tell you there is a huge difference between having ‘okay’ vision and having amazing vision. It’s the same with mapping out your goals. It makes all the difference.
It’s like how I thought my eye sight were great, until I put on those glasses and discovered what true clarity is.
Until you define and clarify your goals you’ll never realize how blurry and vague they were before. No wonder you couldn’t achieve them! It’s no wonder you couldn’t focus on them!
Just like with glasses for our eye sight, sometimes we have to use tools to get clarity on our goals.
Here’s 3 insights you can use right now to start creating and defining your goals for more clarity and effectiveness
#1 Remove The Friction:
A lot of times goals never gain true clarity because people will allow the friction of “reason” stop them.
They worry about the “how to’s” about their goals and will let things like money, and circumstances and time stop them from setting strong goals in the first place.
When creating those goals you don’t need to know how your going to accomplish them while you’re making them. Just make them.
You worry about the details later about how you’re going to accomplish it.
But if you let the friction of reason and what you think is possible for yourself dictate what goals you make in the first place, you’re never going to achieve anything of substance, you’re never going to achieve anything that you are fulfilled by.
#2 Get out of your HEAD:
Write them down, record them, tell a friend about them. So often our goals are simply thought of but remain in our head/imagination.
You’ve got to make your goals exist in reality. So whether that’s writing them down, or recording them, making notes, telling somebody…anything that gets it out of your head and makes it exist in reality.
And the by product of that is now you begin to feel accountable for those goals because they’re written down, now they exist. Now you’ve said, this is what I want and now you feel more compelled to go after it.
#3 Keep a big picture focus:
Each day while you’re running around accomplishing those small goals that may seem insignificant at the time, keep your mind focused on and acknowledge the big picture goals.
Now by doing that the small goals will stay in perspective and stay focused towards big goals. So often it’s easy for all of us to find ourselves working so hard to stay busy and be doing things that we no longer stay productive. We no longer stay in our lane towards whee we’re actually trying to go. We get off track.
Start putting these things into practice and I’m confident your goals, and your vision for them will begin to transform.
Helen Keller who was both deaf and blind once famously said “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
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