One of the aspects of the Hero On A Mission (HOAM) approach has been reading my 10-Year, 5-Year and 1-Year Visions one after the other.
I do this almost daily.
This practice is like a reversing telescope and an amplifying echo for my life.
Ten years is a long time from now. It almost doesn’t seem real.
However, when I read what I want to see happening in my life in 5 years’ times, I get energized.
The adrenaline kicks in especially when I get to the Family section of the 5-Year Vision.
I start to “feel” the impact of the vision because I see what it could mean for my wife and kids. That’s motivating.
Then I read the 1-Year Vision and realize I don’t have 365 days to accomplish this any longer. That is a strong dose of reality.
I start thinking to myself: “You’ve got a lot to get done to get where you want to go.”
The Career section of the 1-Year Vision fires me up the most.
This is where I listed my financial targets. I realize that if I want to hit those targets—and I really do—then what I do today to grow my business is urgently important.
Right after the Vision Statements, I read my 90-day goals.
Because I’ve just read my 10, 5, and 1-Year Visions, I see these goals in a fresh way.
I see them as critical, not optional.
I see them as my friends because they can help me get to where I want to go.
The sight of my desired future becomes more and more clear and closeup. Reversing Telescope.
The sound of the why driving what I do today, this week, this month, and this quarter gets louder and louder in my consciousness. Amplified Echo.
Every day that internal sight + sound combination has been powerful fuel for me.