As I was browsing the Internet I came across an article by Dr. Phil, which talks about the habits of successful people. Dr. Phil states that all successful people have a “20/20 vision” of exactly how “their ultimate achievement would look and feel”. They had a clear vision of what they had to do in order to achieve success. The plan may not have gone exactly as intended but they never gave up, keeping their eye on the end result. They had clear details of what the success looked like and were committed to the action plan
This immediately caught my attention. As a life coach, to move people down the road of destiny I try to get them to make a visual road map for their life. What does success look like? What would success feel like? These would be typical questions. It is working out visualization and writing it down, sort of like a movie treatment. Of course you first need to start with a goal in mind. What do you really want? How will you go about getting it? Then ask yourself what steps you have to take.
I can clearly remember when I entered college that in the end I gain a master’s degree. I had no idea what I would study but I had a strong drive to be the first person in my family to obtain a master’s degree. I had my eye set on the end goal. It seemed overwhelming on many levels: how would I pay for it? What will I study? These were the first questions I asked myself then I started taking baby steps. Four years later, I completed my communications degree then took time off to travel and live in Paris. Living overseas was a deep-seated goal that I never expressed to the outside world. After two years of living in Europe, I headed back to Sacramento, CA to get a master’s degree in TESOL. The goal was to be able to travel the world and support myself as an English teacher.
There were bumps along the way yet all goals completed, including marriage and raising a family as a globe trotting spouse. New goal for me: to support myself as a life coach. At this point it feels scary as I am still in my certification process. I know to trust my instinct and trust in the process that it will all work out in the end. One step at a time.
Do you have a movie treatment for your life? What is it? I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.