Set the Stage for Inspired Vision

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Saturday is the Winter Solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. In many indigenous cultures, it was the time to honor the sun as a giver of life – critical to survival of the community, the harvest, the animals and more. Indeed, the sun is critical for life, and it also begs the question: What else is a giver of life?

Think about it. What inspires you to get up and out of bed each day? What are you working towards? What do you want at your heart’s level? What’s your vision?

For me, winter is the perfect time for accessing the creative energy lying under the surface (the dormant seeds preparing for rooting and then sprouting in the Spring). My “go to” is a vision board. People seem to either love or hate doing vision boards. As an artist, the visual and tactile experience of creating the board brings dimension to my vision. Hanging the vision board in my office inspires me when I look up and see it. It connects me to why I do what I do. From there, I can inspire others to join me in changing the way we show up and act in our communities.

As leaders, we get wrapped up in the details of “how” and sometimes lose connection to the bigger picture. It becomes too hard. This is why getting clear on, and connecting with, your vision is critical. Being able to talk about your vision will engage those who are like-minded and generate connection. When you and your cadre are connected, you will be inspired to turn the vision into a reality … the power of one to the power of many.

This Week: Take time to reflect on this past year. What do you want to let go of? What do you want to take forward? Think about what you want to create. Give it dimension using whatever method works for you – vision board, journaling, drawing, brainstorming … Treat this lightly and allow your creative energy to rise. This is a time for your giver of life.

In Next Week’s Post: We will look how clarity around values will support you in 2020.

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