“Create a vision for the life you really want and then work relentlessly towards making it a reality.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Vision is a concept I thought about my entire life. I didn’t have a name for it then. People just considered me a daydreamer.
Standing at the crossroads of my imagination, I stared in every direction.
I wandered here and there, and my future was only a dream.
Until I began college and took a class entitled, “How to Succeed in College,” and discovered goal setting. I started writing my goals for graduating.
I accomplished them and became a first-generation college graduate.
Then, I lost my way.
Over thirty years later, I found my path back to my life and setting goals again. However, I felt I needed something more.
That is when I stumbled on Andy Andrews Action Plan to develop a mission statement.
I was so excited!
Finally, I found a step-by-step explanation of articulating goals and how I might apply them.
Additional research led me to understand I also needed a vision statement for my life.
After years of studying other people’s action plans, and much reflection, I formulated what my plan might look like. I had an idea of what I wanted to do — write.
Backing Up to the Present
However, let’s back up a step and understand the import of my vision statement.
I never graduated from high school.
I got pregnant. In the 1970s, a teen mother was usually whisked off to an unwed mother’s home, or just put out of her own home.
The latter happened to me, and I left home and high school.
Years later, I went to college (I passed the entrance exam), and started my first day of English class. I was instructed to write a…