What is your sense of purpose? What are your passions? What is your vision? In order to achieve success, you must first define these terms for yourself. First, take a look at the general meaning of these ideas to help guide this process. Then read on for some advice on how to put your thoughts into action to achieve success.
Defining the Terms
The steps you take to achieve your vision includes the plans and the processes you implement to achieve your goals. Goals allow you to focus on an objective, mobilize you to achieve a goal, and increase your performance (Locke and Latham, 1968). “Stay committed by using visualization techniques to imagine how your life will look once you’ve achieved your goal” (Mind Tools, n.d.).
To get there, you’ll need to define your purpose, passion, and vision.
Purpose provides you with a sense of meaning and guides your life and career decisions. It helps you shape your goals, and it provides you with a sense of direction.
Passion is your sense of energy for something, according to Hudson and McLean (2006). “Your passions are your internal energy source, the fire or determination you have for reaching some destination up ahead. They tell you why you are on this journey and what you want from life. They are your push and pull.” These energies might be derived from achievement, a search for meaning, compassion/contribution, and play and creativity. Every adult has the capacity to tap these passions.
Vision is what you hope the world will look like in the future because of your commitments and actions today. An inspiring and meaningful vision of the future can motivate you and move you into action...
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