Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Nurturing Your Vision


There is a new television show, called Blind Justice that will be replacing NYPD Blue. The show follows a Detective who, at the prime of his life and career, loses his vision in a heroic attempt to thwart a bank robbery and save other police lives. The shooting of this Detective results in his losing his eyesight/vision. He refuses the "disabled" label and sues to get his job back. The show doesn't premier until a week or two from now, so I know no more about it. What immediately struck me as I watched the promo for this new TV show was the idea of losing one's vision. Not physically becoming blind, but losing the vision we once had for our lives.

In our childhood we all had visions of being "something", a fireman, policeman, astronaut, president, etc. As we grew older those visions might have been replaced with others, but there was always a vision of who and what we would be. Do you remember yours? Do you remember graduating and starting your first job?

Didn't you have a vision of where your life would go? Do you still have it? Has it changed? Do you even look at it?

Often as we grow into adulthood and the day-to-day responsibilities take over our lives, we lose our vision. We get caught up in surviving, taking care of business, as it were. But, without a vision we will remain stuck in the daily grind, only to one day look back and think, "Why didn't I?I wish I had?"

Creating a vision for our lives entails looking into the future and imagining a perfect life. If nothing stood in your way, what would you like your life to look like in 5 years, 10 years, etc? Would you live on an island in the Pacific, would you be president of your company, would you be home-schooling your three children? Would you be living in a big house, small house or log cabin? What is most appealing in the vision of your future? Money? Fame? Stability? Family? Locale? Why is that the most appealing?

Having a vision is different than daydreaming. We can all daydream about winning the lottery, marrying a prince/princess, etc. Having a vision is more reality based. It often requires a lot of work, hard work, to attain the vision of our perfect life. Often it means foregoing immediate gratification for long-term happiness. To reach our vision we need to make plans, set goals and enlist support. We need to fully occupy our vision. Can you feel yourself living that vision?

Don't let go of the vision you once had. Pull it out, look at it, tweak it where it need tweaking, or start anew, but embrace a vision and start planning how to make it happen. It sure can't hurt! If you don't you just may be looking back one day saying, "Why didn't I?I wish I had?"

About the Author

Beth Densmore is a Personal Life Coach who offers support, inspiration and motivation to those who are in transition and want to achieve a goal. For more information and more free articles like this, visit her site at http://www.newfocuscoaching.com.


MORE RESOURCES:

Lifehacker

Stop Relying on Motivation and Make Change by Creating Systems
Lifehacker
Motivation is great when you've got it. It makes you excited about things and you're eager to put your nose to the grindstone and start working. When you don't have it, however, your productivity can plummet. Instead, stop relying on motivation and ...

and more »


The Union Leader

Paul Baard's Motivation Matters: Compensation isn't just about a paycheck
The Union Leader
Editor's Note: The headline on the May 18 Motivation Matters column should have been “How a Performance Evaluation System Can Undermine Teamwork.” Dr. Baard went on to explain that a forced distribution of ratings pits colleagues against each other, ...

and more »


The Myth Of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don't Wait For Motivation ...
Business 2 Community
In other words, if you're serious about creating something compelling, you need to stop waiting for motivation and inspiration to strike you and simply set a schedule for doing work on a consistent basis. Of course, that's easy to say, but much harder ...



How to Find Your Motivation Again: The Importance of 'Persisting' Rather Than ...
Huffington Post
A few days ago, I was reading an essay by Stephen Jay Gould, Bully for brontosaurus. Reflections in natural history. (Not that I read this kind of essays every day, but for some reason I have always suffered the charm of the subject.) In a chapter of ...



Motivation Monday: getting to know farmers markets
KARE
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.- Farmer's markets are open, and the warm weather is bringing in more produce every day. It's a great opportunity to actually talk with people who grow the food. In today's Motivation Monday, Chris Freytag shares important questions ...



Motivation Monday Fit Camp!
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Details Contact. Meet at the carillon. All levels and ages welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Contact Info. cost. Motivation Monday Fit Camp! is a free event. details. All Ages Family Friendly Contributed Free. Website: User Submitted ...



Ayer Shirley used early struggles as motivation
Lowell Sun
Ayer Shirley used early struggles as motivation. By Ed Niser, eniser@nashobapub.com. Updated: 06/01/2015 09:02:09 AM EDT# Comments. Members of the Ayer Shirley softball team share a laugh during a circle visit against West Boylston. The Panthers are ...



Ticats start training camp with plenty of motivation
Hamilton Spectator
The Ticats defensive tackle used a photo of the Calgary Stampeders quarterback hoisting the Grey Cup — which he earned by beating Hamilton 20-16 in last year's championship game — as the wallpaper for his phone. It's a form of self-motivation that ...

and more »


Bobby Portis Reveals Pregame Motivation Comes From Envisioning Someone ...
RealGM.com
Bobby Portis worked out for the Boston Celtics this week and revealed a dark motivation for pregame fuel. “I always envision someone hitting my mom,” Portis said. “That's something I do for myself because I want to make myself mad when I get on the court.

and more »


Forbes

Unions Admit Truth About Minimum Wage And Their Motivation
Forbes
I am a professor of economics at The University of Georgia and consultant on economic issues to a variety of corporations and local governments. Taking a generally free market, libertarian perspective, I use economics as the lens to analyze government ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.