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Putting real names, real locations, real intent into your personal improvement scenario makes it seem more real. This tip will guide you through this process; remember, it's important to get put these thoughts down on paper, or on your computer, so get something for “recording” right now, before you being!
Personal Description: Think about how you interact with folks throughout the day or week; use names of people important to you, adjectives that describe you, and verbs that position you in the vision you see. Remember, you are envisioning yourself in 10 years. Who is there in the picture with you? How do you feel about their presence? (You may not actually like everyone there.) How do they support the quality of your life? What activities are you doing to support good health and quality living?
Work Description: again, use names of people important to you, adjectives that describe you and verbs that position you in the vision you see. Are you still in the same job or career? Are you working for the same company, or have you moved on? Are you the “head decision-maker?” If not, who is? Whom do you supervise, and how do you work together? What are the successes you experience on a daily/weekly/yearly basis? Or, if you have you retired, what activities fill your day? What brings joy to your life?
Social/Spiritual Description: once more, use names of people important to you, adjectives that describe you and verbs that position you in the vision you see. Are you married? Have the kids moved out of the house? Are you traveling more? Are you taking care of older parents? Have you found a renewed purpose to your life? What does your life now stand for? What kind of community do you live in? How does that community support you socially and/or spiritually?
Now incorporate all of your answers from above and complete the following sentence:
In 10 years…
I will be (personal description) [living in New York City with my teenage children Zoe and Marco and my 45-year old wife who is also working] doing (work description) [example: managing people in the software development department of the largest retailer in the US]
and having (or being) (social/spiritual) [example: wine tastings before theatre with 4 of our closest friends—Mark, Melissa, Richard and Barbara—at least once a month in our apartment that overlooks Central Park].