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Have you ever sat alone at a cafe, stared out the window and pondered this question:

“What do I wish my life to look like?”

One day, I did sit at a cafe.  I saw the cars and people passing by, and did ask this very question.  I wanted to be an entrepreneur.  I wanted to build a company filled with happy people and clients.  I wanted to do good work that has impact and makes a difference in the lives of others.

First, it started as a flicker of an idea.  Then it took form and I “fearfully” took the plunge and finally hung up my shingle.  And as I worked on the business everyday, my vision for the future and this business became more refined.  A particularly edifying moment came from reading a profoundly simple, yet powerful book called E-Myth Revisited.

There is a passage within the book that underscores the importance of having a clear vision for our lives:

Great people have a vision of their lives that they practice emulating every day.  They go to work on their lives, not just in their lives.  Their lives are spent living out the vision that they have for their future, in the present.  They compare what they have done with what they intended to do.  And where there is a disparity between the two, they don’t wait very long to make up for the difference.” ~ Michael Gerber, E-Myth Revisited.

Do you have a vision for your life?  It could just be a flicker now.  Or perhaps you are one of the great people that E-Myth Revisited alluded to, and your vision is already in full bloom?  Either way, drop a note and share with others who will benefit from your thoughts and experiences.

Here’s to your future filled with bright visions!

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6 Responses to “A Vision for Your Life”

  1. Sweet essay, Sharon. It’s so easy to become disconnected to my vision when I’m doing day to day stuff :) Thanks!

  2. Michael says:

    Lovely post, I truly believe we need to spend more time working on our lives too. So often we get gathered up by the march of time and carried comfortably along. Until we have a powerful vision, a scary vision that can break the illusion of comfort, we’ll continue to allow life to act on us and have a life filled with reaction. Even now I am still working on that vision, trying daily to get the vision to resonate moer convincingly within me.

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  4. Sharon says:

    Melinda, Thanks for your kind words, always.
    Michael, Well-said, and thanks for visiting my blog. I agree that unless we have a powerful vision we hold steadfast to, it is too easy to get distracted by all the noise around us. Timely reminder, and an inspiration for a future blog post for tips to hold on to your vision!

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