Vision. Something I feel we all have taken for granted. And I’m not talking when you lose your contact lenses. I’m talking about goal setting and keeping track of the big things in life.
Now, I’m going to hold my hands up here. I’ve had a week or so of losing track of my bigger aim. My goals. Who I’m trying to become. I’m not going to lie, it’s hard. Especially when you have weeks or months, or in the case of the pandemic, close to years of uncertainty! Now we are halfway through 2021 and it’s time to reset and adjust your sail. If you haven’t already done this, then this a great time to set your goals for the remainder of the year.
But the most important thing when it comes to your vision is always to keep it on track. It may be a few miles down the road or it could be in the loading dock looking for a little fuel, but make sure
it’s always on the track. It is very hard to start achieving your goals without writing them down and setting the foundation for you to achieve those goals. We at netwomen believe in goals both personally and as a business.
Take stock of your emotions. Take stock of your feelings. Take stock of what you want and see the bigger picture.
When emotions and feelings are aside you can see more clearly what lies ahead and what moves you can help to secure your goal.
Having a good mindset is half the battle, the other half is keeping it in check. Encourage this by nurturing your vision. Spending time with people you inspire, find accountability partners and revolve all limits to your goals can help you find the best way to stay in your lane.
There’s Hebrew wisdom that declares, “Without a vision, the people perish.” It’s the same concept that is sometimes translated to, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll likely end up somewhere else.” And while wanderlust is great when it comes to vacation mode, having a wandering mind does not make for a focused mindset. Ask yourself does your vision represent what you are really trying to achieve?
So focus, prepare and keep sight of the big things and you will always work on your goal. There will always be times that swipe the carpet from under your feet and knock you flying, that’s life!
It is how we repair and get back up that makes you successful. Resilience and grit are skills that you can learn and like any learning curve, they will keep you in good stead for the future.
Learning to control and maintain your mindset is part of the process. And once you’ve mastered that, there is no stopping you!
Written by Mollie Houston netwomen ambassador and Pinky Ghadiali