Vision for Career and Life – 10 Powerful Questions

2020-vision1[1]Having a clear vision of where you are headed is really important. If you have no vision then any direction will be acceptable even going round in circles! To begin finding your vision you must allocate some quiet time. Since I coach busy people I know that sitting quietly without doing something is a challenge for many. If you want to open a world of what is possible for you begin by asking yourself, “Where do I want to go?”. Sitting quietly and contemplating that question and others will bring you the answer. Here are 10 questions designed to help you answer that question.

  1. What does your ideal life look like? If you can answer this one, you have the beginning of your vision. Try putting your thoughts down on paper and come back to it daily to create a fuller profile.
  2. What do you want to be remembered for? Is there some sort of a legacy you want to leave? This too can be the beginning of your vision. Write down your thoughts and come back to it again and again to flush out the full vision.
  3. What do you want more of in your life? What is so good in your life that you more of it? This could be a piece of your vision so jot it down.
  4. What do you want less of in your life? What do you want to let go of to make room for more of what is good?
  5. What skills do you love that you are really good at? It is possible that in your ideal life you will want to use these skills. If you do make sure to note that in writing too.
  6. What skills do you love that you want to get better at? Your vision can have skills that you are not proficient at but love. You’ll just need to practice the skills more or find a way to get better at them. Your vision is there to help you make good choices. If there is something you want to get better at then make choices to allow you to practice the skill.
  7. What would you like to do to make your world a better place? Visions often have a larger aspect to them. It might even be impossible for you to accomplish your vision by yourself because it is so big. Fulfillment comes from seeing that you are a part of the larger world and with others you are making your vision come into being.
  8. What kinds of activities do you enjoy so much that you know you will never tire of them? These activities may or may not be part of your vision. Decide for yourself but it is something to think about.
  9. What do you need to do to feel whole (most like yourself)? If your vision is very large it may mean that you are working on only a piece of it. What piece is the piece you are drawn to? This is the place where your life purpose or calling intersects your vision.
  10. Who do you have to be to feel happy, satisfied and fulfilled? If you don’t know the answer to this question, think about all the work (volunteer, paid and family life) that you have done. Where were you most happy, satisfied and fulfilled? Who was the person you were then? I call this your essence. If you don’t know, ask others that you were working with in those situations. This again is part of your life purpose.

A coach can provide you with tools to understand and articulate your vision of life and career. A coach can also guide you in finding your life purpose. If you have tried to find your vision but are unable to, I’d be happy to help you.  Just call me at 781-598-0388 or email me at to schedule a free exploratory session.  You may even get a little coaching too.


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