Where are you going?
What are you building?
How will the future be new and different and better, because of you?
Write it down. Digram it out. Collage it together.
Say it out loud.
Do you feel it? The excitement inside you when you get clear and concrete about what you're going to do?
No? There's no tingle? No effervescence? Go bigger. Get bolder! Let yourself really want the thing you really want to do. It's what you need to actually get yourself moving, so don't waste a single minute with half-measures, compromises, or "realistic" expectations. Keep going. Keep revising, until your Vision is so clear and compelling your feet start to itch and your legs start to ache with desire to get going.
That's the measure of your future success.
That's the guiding light for your every action.
When you have a clear Vision, you have the tools to determine if you've done it. Or if there still is work ahead of you. More importantly, you have inspiration. And an articulation of what you were put on this Earth to do.
But wait! There's more!
When your Vision is compelling enough to move your feet, it has everything it needs to invite our participation, too.
If you tell us...
And let's be real, when you have a future to create that is so exciting it changes the way you behave right now - in the moment - today, we'll probably have to beg you to shut up about it...
But just in case you're feeling too timid to share, let me encourage you to fight that fear.
When we know where you're headed, we can decide if we want to follow along in your direction. When we understand your high standards, we can decide whether we have the time, energy, and interest to commit ourselves and our own Genius to participating in your cause. And just seeing how passionately motivated you are to achieve your goal will inspire us all to do the same for ourselves and the future we want to create.
What opportunity you create just by doing what you want to do, anyway!
Get clear about your Vision.
Then shout it out.
For all of us to hear.
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