What we all must understand is that our level of success is in
direct proportion to what we actually get ourselves to do - what
we actually act upon, believe in, are passionate about, and willing
to follow through on.
Extensive research by several prestigious universities points
to the same conclusion: every person who accomplishes a great deal,
and performs at optimum levels, does so by having a clear vision
and goal of what they want. Having a clear vision and goal is the
hallmark of high achievement.
Dreams, goals, and your own innate potential are useless without
having the ability to follow through on them. So, what clear vision
do you have for your future, or are your hopes merely a dream?
To achieve anything, you first have to see what you want. To
do so you must create your own personal vision. Visioning and goal setting is a combination of using the mind and body, mental
and physical, thoughts and actions.
In our Vision Setting workshop, you will tap into your imagination
and create a future vision of what you want for your life. Then,
once you have this vision - this mental image of your future – you
can plan out the short-term steps needed to reach it. You will also
create focus and eliminate the distractions that keep you stagnant.
With your vision alive at the forefront of your mind and heart,
you will stay centered on the right road that will lead to your
specific destination. As Robert Frost has so perfectly captured
in his famous poem, "The Road Less Traveled," this can
truly make all the difference for you.
This 4 hour workshop has 11 interactive exercises/activities
and is a perfect addition to the other Visioning and Goal Setting – Projecting
Your Tomorrow and Heading Toward it Today products. The information
in this three hour workshop compliments, but does not duplicate
the products in the other suite.
The Visioning and Goal Setting – Projecting Your Tomorrow
and Heading Toward it Today workshop covers these topics:
This component begins the workshop by preparing the participants
for learning. It relates directly to the topic, and at the same
time it grabs the participant’s attention.
Introduction activities include:
—"Why? Because…" where participants will write
and respond to questions surrounding the idea of vision and goal
setting. The questions and answers reflect underlying principles
and assumptions surrounding visioning and goal setting.
—"Tic-Tac-Oh!" where participants will explore the
challenges and distractions that often affect the accomplishing
Part I – "Discover" - Introspection
This is our starting point where we will take some time to
be introspective and reflect on the, "the components
of my life now" at this moment in my life.
We'll take an honest look at our
history as well as the current constraints we face in the real
We'll also look at what desires
seem to be calling us, ever pressing us forward toward a more
Part I includes these activities:
—"Getting Centered" where participants will perform
a quick centering exercise as an opportunity to detach from the
distraction, worries, or concerns of the day and become fully present
for the remainder of the workshop.
—"Discover Phase" where
participants will assess their current lives, inventorying and reflecting
on where they now stand.
Part II – "Dream" - Awaken
Next, we’ll move on to the dream
portion where we can lose ourselves from our real-time constraints
and just imagine, "what
We’ll look at the ideal life we
want to envision, the changes we want to experience, and put
our dreams to paper.
It is here that we will awaken what’s
possible for us at a determined point in the future.
Part II includes these activities:
—"Dream Phase" where participants will create a powerful
vision of what their ideal life would look like.
Part III – "Do" - Execute
Finally, we'll look at what it will
take for us to reach the future we have awakened for ourselves.
Now that we have been empowered, what realistic strategy or
process can we put in place that will lead to the success we want?
It is here that we will provide clarity
it happen." This is where we plot our tasks,
consider the support that will be needed from others, and be
aware of the challenges that will certainly test us.
It is here also that we embrace intentional living, and know
that the action plans we create will move us even more quickly
in the direction of our dreams.
Part III includes these activities:
—"Vague, Frustrating Objectives" where participants
realize the importance of avoiding ineffective goals that accomplish
little in moving us forward toward our dreams.
Measurable Objectives" where participants
realize the importance of specifying clear and simple goals that
will drive our visions to manageable, measurable objectives and
—"Do Phase" where participants will
develop a strategy to get from where they are now to where they
want to be in the vision they have for their futures.
—"Cocktail Party" where participants practice sharing
their visions with others. They also engage in summarizing the
key discoveries they made from the three different phases of the
Course Review & Application
This part of the workshop is the culmination - the fulfillment
- of all the learning that has gone on during the workshop.
It includes these activities:
—"Remaining Accountable" where participants listen to
a mini-lecture on the need to remain accountable to their visions
and to reframe how they see failure.
—"24/10/7" where learners commit to using and referring
to the visions they have created during the workshop when they returned
to their real-world lives.