5 Questions to create a useful departure point for clarifying goals
What I find helpful to ask in workshops and working with clients 1:1 are the following questions. This is done after the Grid Vision Board is created.
- What are the top 3 goals that this vision board suggests for you?
- What 5 values feature most clearly in this vision board? Do they resonate with you? If not, how do you explain this?
- What exists already and what is aspirational?
- What would add most joy and health to your life right now based on this vision board?
- What is stopping you from realising this vision?
Your Grid Vision Board: measuring progress
If you enjoy goal setting and making progress towards realising the Grid Vision Board picture is important to you, then why not use the resulting work as a means of tracking your progress.
Using the Grid 4 areas framework helps break this down so that you can see where you are excelling and where you need to pay more attention.
A good question to ask for each quadrant is below.
“On a scale from 0-100%, how close am I to realizing what’s on this picture in real life?”
You can write your scores in a journal or your phone. Note the date and set 1-3 new goals to help keep momentum.
Lives change, and with it our bodies, minds, hearts and spirit travel
The one constant in life is that nothing stands still.
Lives change. We can’t help but change with it; our needs, desires, and aspirations vary with age and life circumstances.
What one may want from life will change.
- From high-flying job to wanting more time with the family.
- From desiring extra space to valuing peace of mind a modest dwelling and no mortgage brings.
- From unemployed to running a highly successful business.
- From working for someone else to running one’s own enterprise.
- From feeling good to needing to adjust life to handle major health condition.
- From being single to getting married.
- From being married to losing one’s soulmate due to illness, unwanted separation or premature death.
Life is always moving and changing. Feeling whole helps us face unexpected events better and gives us the energy to initiate other changes we wish to make.
Keep your integrated life vision fresh with regular reviews
Whether you are doggedly focused on achieving your vision 100% or simply using the Grid Vision Board for general inspiration and guidance, it is worth checking whether what you created continues to have relevance for you. Is what the picture shows still what you wish and want from your life?
I recommend doing this sort of check at least once a year. And if your vision board no longer fits what you want, adopt it by changing parts or make a new one.
In my experience, well-constructed Grid Vision Boards tend to last for 3-5 years.
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