Seven Steps to Achieving Your Vision of Success. Step 1-Find and Clarify your Vision of Success

If you could become anything you wanted, or accomplish anything you wanted in life, what would it be? What can YOU do to make this happen? Are you doing these things? (If not, why not?)  

G*ddess Unites with Her Vision (2007)

Many people will tell you, you can be anything you want or if you can see it that you can be it, but what they might not tell you is HOW.  What can you do to reach your goals in life? Sometimes you might be frustrated because you don’t know what you want to be or sometimes you do and you can’t see how you can ever get there.  Sometimes you feel overwhelmed because you know what needs to be done but you need help or you don’t know how to do it.

Today I am going to share SEVEN practical stepsto achieving your goals and ultimately your Vision of Success.  These are techniques used by women and men who have been successful in their chosen careers and life paths.

Step 1-Find and Clarify your Vision of Success

Step 2-Define Your Goals Clearly

Step 3-See/Visualize Yourself Achieving Your Goals/Vision of Success

Step 4-Make a Clear Plan With a Timeline

Step 5-Chart your Progress

Step 6-Enjoy Your Success!

Step 7-Give Back.

Step 1-Find and Clarify your Vision of Success: Some successful people have always known what they have wanted to be, but many of us do not.  Some people do not discover their true passion until later in life and some never do.  If you do not yet know what you want to be that’s okay but there are ways to find out.  Some examples are…Ask yourself what you are good at.  Ask yourself what you enjoy doing.  If you do not know the answer to these questions then pay attention to what you feel and think when you hear people talk about their visions or when you see people on TV or read about them in books.  What draws your interest? Write all of this down in a journal.  Talk to your friends about their goals and dreams.  Ask questions of people who do the things that you think you might like to do.  Follow your instincts and when they tell you  something DO IT, even if this means earning less money, volunteering, taking an internship etc. If you are searching for your passion let money come later…believe in abundance!

Once you start following your instincts your vision will become more clear. Write down your Vision or Ideal Scenario for your life. Don’t worry if it’s not totally clear or if it doesn’t seem to make sense. Just write down as much as is clear. 

Use these suggested headings to guide you or choose your own. 

  • Work/Career
  • Lifestyle/Possessions
  • Relationships
  • Personal/Spiritual Growth
  • Physical Health

Once you have articulated your Vision of Success you are ready to move on to Step 2-Define Your Goals Clearly (Please come back next week prepared to move on to step 2) If you just can’t wait there is still time to register for this Saturday’s “Taking Your Dreams from Design to Destiny” Women’s Conference where participants will get a chance to go through the above steps and create a Success Plan to take into 2011!

Much Continued Success & Well Being,


Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., CEO Vision Quest Retreats & Cutts Consulting, LLC


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For over 12 years Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., licensed Clinical Psychologist, Success Coach, Author and Organizational Consultant has been inspiring and empowering people to achieve a more balanced and successful lifestyle. Dr. Cutts has consulted with and trained executives, managers, and teams at Fortune 500 Companies, Federal Government Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a master facilitator and Success Coach, she helps people create an exceptional life by honoring their mind, body, and spirit so they can experience joy, passion, meaning, and ultimate success in their work.
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