Getting clarity on who you are and who you need to be to achieve your vision is a critical step towards alignment, potential, and purpose.
Prior to identifying your goals, you must identify who you need to BE.
BEING will create the outcome as the natural effect of your identity.
If you are doing something that is not aligned with your being-ness, you are unlikely to achieve that goal. Or you may achieve the goal in the short term, but you’ll eventually return back to the status prior to goal achievement.
Your Vision Self
To live aligned, you must first focus on who you are and who you need to be to create your vision. You must first focus on your Vision Self.
Your Vision Self is your highest and best self.
She operates in alignment with your values and sense of purpose.
She is the version of you that lives the life that you want – the life you have envisioned.
Your Vision Self is your internal voice who knows and does what is aligned for you.
Your vision self is YOU – she’s the best you. She’s your heart, your gut, your internal compass.
To bring her to life, consider – what do you like best about yourself? When you are at your best, what are you like?
Consider your vision for your life. Who do you need to be to create this vision? What are the traits and characteristics of the woman who creates, is creating, and has created this vision? What is she like?
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All day every day, we are in conversation with ourselves.
Our thoughts and self-talk are on-going…and most of what we are thinking and saying to ourselves is negative.
The good thing is…there are multiple of you in there, and you get to choose which one of you is in charge.
How would it feel if you promoted your Vision Self?
How would it impact your life if you allowed your highest and best self to be the one in charge?
Burnout and Exhaustion: Why Your Vision Self Matters
As you’ve considered your highest values and described your best self, I’m pretty sure that the words “drained, exhausted, overwhelmed, apathetic, hopeless, and empty” are not on those lists.
Being exhausted robs you of your relationships, your opportunities, and your happiness.
Being burned out has you feeling drained, apathetic, and hopeless.
When you’re living out of alignment, YOU’RE NOT YOU.
You know that you can contribute more to the world, but you don’t have the energy or clarity to do what is meaningful to you.
You feel like you “should” be happy, but you feel empty and unmotivated, like today is just another day to check things off a to-do list, but there’s no joy in your life.
You want to end world hunger or simply cook dinner – and everything between – but you’re exhausted. Exhaustion is keeping you from truly being yourself and optimally contributing in a way that is meaningful to you.
How the heck are you supposed to live your purpose, make a positive impact in the world, and achieve your vision when you feel like this?
You can’t. You won’t.
This is why alignment is so important.
This is why awareness of and alignment with our visions and best selves is so important.
…because when you operate out of alignment, it creates a ripple effect in your body and mind that destroys your health, your happiness, and your life.
By focusing on the characteristics of your highest and best self, you can align with your vision, go from burned out to lit up, achieve your potential, and live your purpose.
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