Monday, October 3, 2016

How To Plan For A Successful Future: Vision vs Goals.

When it comes down to planning for your future, you need both a vision and goals.

Often many people mix these up. 

Vision is long term with no set date.

Goals are short-term, attainable with good certainty and a due date. 

Lets say you want to become a millionaire by the time you are 30. 

You’re currently 25. 

This is a big vision. The problem with this is you can’t predict the future.

There is no way you can predict that you will become a millionaire by the age of 30.

Another issue with this is it’s not all in your control. 

Let’s say you want to own a Bugatti Veyron in 5 years. One of, if not, the most expensive cars in the world. 

What if there was a recall and they stop making them in those 5 years? You have no say in it.

So drop the set date when you speak on vision. 

The problem when you ask most people: What are your goals?

They typically respond with pure visions. 

When it comes to goals you want to pick something within a doable time frame and have a good amount of certainty that is can happen.

For example, if you want to go play basketball at an indoor gym after work, 5pm. You know from person experience that the indoor gym is open until 10pm. Therefore, you have a good amount of certainty that it is open and that it's in your ability to get there after work. 
Typically most heavy goal-orientated people have very low vision.

The trick is to distinguish the difference between the two. 
Sometimes you have to put this into context where you can visualize it.

A cool tip I learned from one of my mentors was downloading Pinterest on your phone and creating a secret board for your vision or goals. 

A quick example: For a finance goal, look for pictures of the houses or cars you want. Basically anything you relate to generating large amounts of financial wealth. 

Most people often respond well with a visualization of the reward. 

This does the trick.

Check it once a week to refresh your motivation levels.

When it comes to vision and goals, which is your strength and which is your weakness? Give an example if you can below. 

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 My name is Romario Villanueva.  Entrepreneur & blogger. I'm a graduate from Rutgers University with several certifications from top schools through Coursera. I love all things business, psychology, and basketball. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn

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