Creating a Vision Journal
Presence with Purpose - Center for Inner Healing & Personal Growth
RSS

Delivered by FeedBurner


Recent Posts

When Waiting Wears You Out!
"How To Love Someone Who Does Not Support Your Dreams?"
Creating a Vision Journal
Diffusing Diversions
Blow the Lid Off!

Categories

condlict resolution, organizational conflict, conflict solutions, problem solving, compromising
conflict resolution, workplace negativity, dealing with difficult people
faith, spirituality, confidence, waiting on God
health, wellness, wholeness, healing, spiritual healing, physical healing, emotional healing
passion, dreams, ideas, value, worth, workplace, job performance, purpose
procrastinaltion, bad decisions, road to hell, regret, backfire
stress, work, anxiety, workplace, job, peace, office,
tact, courtesy, workplace culture, workplace decorum, poise,
working with difficult people, working with mean people, working under pressure, workplace bullying
workplace bullying, job stress, balance, work culture, behavior, attitude, disgruntled, productivity
workplace negativity, change, habits, behaviors, office negativity
powered by

My Blog

Creating a Vision Journal


Creating a Vision Journal

Why should you have a vision journal? Studies show that organizations who have a mission and vision statement are more likely to take relevant action to achieve the expected outcome. Likewise, when you have a personal vision and mission statement for your life, you are more likely to take corresponding and relevant action to bring your expected outcome to life, i.e., fruition. Today, I would like to offer 4 significant elements that you may want to include in your vision journal.


I.  Personal Vision Statement -  Your vision statement should be a short descriptive paragraph that embodies your core values, the impact you would like to make, and key accomplishments that you would like to achieve. In a sense, it is the heartbeat of your contribution to the world at large; something that would be for the greater good of those who would benefit. It’s the big picture of your life for the future. For example, “My vision is a community of people who use their fullest potential in service to others to relieve, poverty, social injustice, and starvation.”

II.    Personal Mission Statement - You mission statement concerns itself with your present desire and “how” you would like to accomplish a set intention. It answers the questions of What? Who? And How? For example, “My mission is to mobilize a group of like-minded people to help decrease loneliness among the elderly in my community by providing monthly companionship, meals, and appropriate activities.”
 
 III.  Visualization - This section of your vision journal is all about imagination, creativity, and forecasting. It’s what you see. It’s who you see. It’s how you feel. It’s a future picture of your life in action. You can use charts, pictures, art, stickers, labels, magazine articles, data, research, thoughts, ideas, etc. It’s the lens from which you see your success. Be specific, make sure you can measure progress, make it attainable, be realistic, set a timetable, and observe and document the potential impact you will have.
 
 IV.  Your “Why” Motivation - I mentioned earlier in the vision section about the “greater good” factor. Notably, your “why” is what drives you. It is the impetus for which you use to make daily decisions. It is your energy force that fuels your passion. It is that “element” that you cannot live without. Your “why” has to be so ingrained into your DNA, that it reconciles with who you are at the heart level. With that being said, the development of your vision journal will flesh out whether you are seeking personal gain and notoriety only for yourself, or desiring to make impact and deposits in the lives of others for the greater good of humanity.

*Please note that these are my suggested personal thoughts about creating a vision journal. There are many ways to accomplish this. My desire is to get you thinking about your purpose and how you would like to live it out intentionally. Peaceful Blessings! 






4 Comments to Creating a Vision Journal:

Comments RSS
Yolanda on Friday, January 02, 2015 7:27 PM
Great read ! I have my Visual Journal and I plan to include these sections.This is very useful and valuable information. I am looking forward to the journey with you.
Reply to comment


Stephanie on Saturday, January 03, 2015 1:29 AM
Thank you Yolanda! You are an inspiration! We're in this thing together! Let's journey together!
Reply to comment


sop for ms on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:57 PM
You are write. Vision is very important while you write journals or papers for your thesis work.
Reply to comment


Nihal Yadav on Thursday, May 04, 2017 2:21 AM
Very nice Article , You have explained exactly to the point. each point are clearly descriptive and well defined. Very informative,Thank you for posting.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment