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Define Your Vision

Define your vision to help you know what you are working towards.

  1. Ask yourself: what do I want to feel like in the future?
  2. Ask yourself: what do I want to do differently in the future?
  3. Post your vision statement where you will see it every day.
  4. Set goals to help you make changes.

​The first step to make changes is to define your vision. Your vision is what you work toward. Read the examples below to help you define your vision.

How to Define Your Vision

Picture yourself in the future and ask yourself 2 questions:

1. What do I want to feel like in the future?

For example:

  • I want to feel good.
  • I want to feel healthy.
  • I want to have more energy.
  • I want to be happy.
  • I want to feel closer to family and friends.

2. What do I want to do differently in the future?

For example:

  • I want to do all the things I need to do each day.
  • I want to be able to play with my grandchildren.
  • I want to be able to play sports.
  • I want to volunteer.
  • I want to travel.

Post your vision statement where you can see it every day. Places like in your home or office are great ideas. See it every day to remind you what you are working towards.  

Take Action

After you have a vision, you need to make changes to help you reach your vision. Set goals to help you make these changes. Find out how to set goals »

Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016