1 fun way to uncover your long term vision

Of course, there are a few way to look at your long term plans (or resolutions!) but this is a countdown so I've chosen my favourite one.


It's the time travel one - and with 2020 being a lovely round number, it seems the right choice!

This coaching activity gives you two things (two for one!)


Firstly, you will be able to see how much you can and have changed, so that you can be inspired to continent o develop and grown in the future.


Secondly, you can enjoy planning a long term future in this fun exercise and then check that your resolutions for 2021 are keeping you on course.


The other reason I enjoy this exercise is that I find it a fun and easy way to create my vision of the future I'd like to have.




Here we go... and please write it down as it usually becomes more powerful once it's on paper. Plus you can keep looking back at it.


Firstly, we'll go 5 years back in time to 2015...


Imagine it's 2015


We've just met at an event and you're introducing yourself to me.


Tell me who you are, what you do and where you live.


Now let's add in some details:

  • Are you living with anyone?

  • Got any children or pets?

  • Where do you work? What do you do?

  • Are you studying? What are you studying?

  • Where do you live? What's it like?

  • What do you love about your life? What do you want to be different?

  • Who do you spend your time with?

  • How do you spend your free time?

  • Anything else that's important to you that you'd like to add in?


Great work.


Now let's head into the future... we'll go 5 years ahead to 2025...


Imagine it's now 2025


We've just met again and you're updating me on where you are now, and what has happened in the years since we last met up.


Take me through your new introduction;


Tell me who you are, what you do and where you live.


Now let's add in some details:

  • Are you living with anyone?

  • Got any children or pets?

  • Where do you work? What do you do?

  • Are you studying? What are you studying?

  • Where do you live? What's it like?

  • What do you love about your life? What do you want to be different?

  • Who do you spend your time with?

  • How do you spend your free time?

  • Anything else that's important to you that you'd like to add in?

Great to meet you!

Let your imagination go wild with this one. You might then uncover some hidden gems.


Maybe you want to be an Olympic Dressage Rider. You might feel it's not achievable but how does this knowledge get your closer to what you're seeking? Could you be an equestrian journalist? Or simply start horse riding again in your spare time?


And for those of you who love visuals or getting hands-on creative, you can choose to add images or drawings to this as well as the words. Maybe create a mood board style image of the future you want to create?


And along they way, keep an eye open for what is important to you.


As you are looking back and forwards, what are the themes? Is it to look after your family? Get more free time to volunteer at a charity? Earn money so you can retire earlier? Build your career so that you are recognised in your field?


I hope you enjoyed your time travel experience today, and found it a useful way to look into the future you'd like to create and understand what that means for you.

Remember to take time now to check that your resolutions and goals for this year will help move you closer to the future you'd like to create.

BONUS!


If you enjoyed this vision coaching activity, then try this one...


Write a letter to future self. Go 1 year or 5 years ahead.


Now write a letter to yourself about what you are doing, who you are with, where you are, what you have achieved.


It's similar to the time travel exercise but works slightly differently so might be a more powerful option for you.

Are you a career changer or job seeker?

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