Why You Should Have a Personal Vision Statement

By Industry Partner Remodelers Advantage

It’s a struggle busy people know all too well – you’ll spend most of your time and energy just getting through the day instead of reflecting on your life’s direction. But your big-picture thinking permeates every facet of life, and you can distill your aspirations down to a personal vision statement.

Dave Bryan, President of Black Dog Builders in New Hampshire and a Remodelers Advantage Roundtables facilitator for over 10 years, is a successful entrepreneur known for his disciplined approach to running his business. Yet one of the secrets to his success lies in his personal vision statement.

A personal vision statement is your North Star. It’s the guiding light that helps you navigate life’s uncertainties and stay on course, ensuring that your daily actions align with your long-term goals.

Crafting Your Personal Vision Statement

  • Reflect on Your Core Areas: Start by identifying the core areas of your life that matter most to you. This could include your family, relationships, career, health, spirituality, personal growth, and more. These areas will form the foundation of your vision statement.
  • Dig Deeper: Once you’ve identified these core areas, delve deeper into each. Ask yourself what’s truly important in each category and what you want to achieve or experience. This introspection will help you clarify your values and desires.
  • Set the Right Tone: Consider the tense you want to use in your vision statement. Dave initially used “will” but later changed it to “I am.” This shift from future tense to present tense adds a sense of immediacy and commitment to your vision.
  • Write Freely: With your core areas and values in mind, start writing your vision statement freely. Don’t worry about grammar or structure at this point; just let your thoughts flow. You can always update it later.
  • Edit and Refine: After your initial draft, take time to edit and refine your statement. Ensure that it resonates with your core values and captures the essence of the life you aspire to live.
  • Integrate Your Vision: Your personal vision statement does not exist in a vacuum; it should inform your daily actions. Use it as a tool to evaluate your decisions, ensuring that they align with your vision.

Incorporating Your Personal Vision into Your Business

Your personal vision should interweave with your business goals and values. Dave views his business as a tool to build a fulfilling life, emphasizing that work should support and not define our existence. By aligning your personal and business visions, you can create a holistic life plan that ensures your professional pursuits contribute to your overall fulfillment and happiness.

Excerpted from The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Remodeling Business By Remodelers Advantage Inc.  www.RemodelersAdvantage.com

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