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Having a Vision for Your Life

Something organization expert Peter Walsh often talks about is having a vision for your life. What he’s usually referring to is your home, clutter-free. But it also applies to our challenge to get more by doing less.

In order to achieve that goal, it is important to have a vision of what “less” and “more” will look like.

Will it, for example, mean more time with your kids, less time worrying about your finances?

For me, it means spending more time enjoying my life doing activities I love (biking, painting, writing and photography) and less time worrying about and forcing myself to do things that doesn’t serve me or the vision I have for my life.

Take the Challenge: Create Your Vision

You won’t ever get there unless you know where you want to go. Close your eyes and visualize exactly how you want your life to be. Imagine what it would look like, what you would be doing, who you would be doing it with. Experience how you feel in this space. Are you happy? Excited? At peace? Visualize an entire day of your dream life. Think about what you would do after you awake, how you would spend most of your time and how you would feel doing what you do.

  • Spend as long as you want in this place.
  • When you open your eyes, jot down every detail you can remember.
  • Then, create two columns. One with the word, “More” and the other with “Less.” List everything you want more of in one column and write down everything you want less of in the other.
  • Work towards getting more things done on your more list and eliminating what is under less.

Soon you will get to your goals. Soon you will be living the life you visualized. It works. I’ve been spending my whole life visualizing. I’m driving the car I envisioned and working in the den I dreamed of. It takes time and patience, but it works. You’ll see.

If you’re new here, welcome! Don’t worry about starting on day 15 of the challenge. You can start at anytime. If you want, you can start here on day 1 of the challenge. Feedback’s always welcome. I would love to hear how you’re doing.

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