Basic Leadership: Vision, What Story Are You Telling?

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First and foremost, I believe that God has given us all passions, dreams, and the ability to accomplish them through His strength.

Secondly, there is something to be said about living a consistent, faithful life. However, people sometimes mistakenly assume that perseverance and consistency do not equal an adventure and passion-filled life. They are wrong! Perseverance and consistency is what you need to start living a life full of adventure…AND, it starts with a clear picture of your future…Your Vision!

Here are 3 steps to defining and living out your vision – What is the story your life is telling?

3 Steps to Living The Life Within You!

1. Understand Your Identity: Who you are is more important than what you do!

Society tends to flip this around. We may not say it aloud, but we often feel the pressure of the message that says, “what you do will define who you are.”  This is false! You are a unique, gifted, and talented individual..BUT, beyond all your skills talents and abilities, you must come to the place where you realize that even without all of those blessings, you are important, loved and special! Your identity is found in your personhood, if you have a faith perspective, in who God says you are. You are not defined by what you do, you are defined as a unique individual who has the ability to literally change the world!

2. Stop Comparing: This is about you, not everyone else.

I know, this step is harder than it sounds, but it is fairly simple. You need to stop comparing your life to everyone else’s. Easier said than done, right? Get an accountability partner, a friend, or a couple of friends that you can confide in and tell them to stop you every time you start talking and comparing yourself to someone else. Stop wanting someone else’s story and start living your own. Living your life will always be better than imitating someone else’s. 

3. Imagine: If everything was possible, what would you do?

I love this quote by Albert Einstein.  ”Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”  One of the best ways to define your vision, as I call it, your “driving primary purpose” is to begin with the end in mind. Here’s my question to you: what does the preview of your upcoming life look like? If it’s not what you want it to be, what will you do, today, to change it. Imagining a new story is by far the simplest step, but also the one most forgotten.  Here are three simple steps.

  • Clear your mind and focus. You may need to close your eyes.
  • Imagine your life as one big movie scene. Here’s the key question: What is the climactic scene in your movie? I’m talking about the ending of the movie that catches everyone’s breath, moves people to tears, or shouts for joy! What is happening at that moment, in that scene of your life?
  • Write it down! For many people, that scene ~ that moment ~ is their vision, their driving primary purpose.

I’d love to hear what your vision, your driving primary purpose is for your life.  What are you doing today to start living this life that is within you?  If you would like to know more about this topic, I’ll be releasing a premium ebook on this whole topic.

Find out more here

However, regardless of the book, I want to truly hear about your dreams and passions.  Any advice and feedback for others as we journey together?  Have a super week!


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