Day 11 of 31 days to Creating Your Inspiring Personal Plan for 2012
Yesterday, I promised you that I would be lightening your load with today’s step. And, I really like to stay true to my word. So let’s have a little fun that will help speed your success in 2012
Tomorrow, you will take your first shot at drafting your personal vision statement. When you see the assistance I am going to give you tomorrow, I know you are going to be able to draft a vision statement that will empower you.
But, before I show you some tools for drafting your vision statement, you need to do one last preparatory step. It is a step that participants in the process routinely tell me is one of the easiest steps and one of the most fun.
If you are following the steps sequentially (and I sure hope you are), you know that in Step 9 you developed a list of elements that you will be weaving into your vision statement. In Step 10, you demonstrated how these various elements weave together by supporting one another.
Now, I need you to identify one role model for each of the elements you are going to weave into your plan.
Lets say that you have identified being in good physical condition as being an element you want to weave into your vision statement. (And through the weave analysis in the previous step you have seen how being in good shape would be helpful in all [or almost all] of the elements you want to weave into your vision statement. So, I need you to identify a relevant role model that you respect or admire with regard to being in good physical shape. By relevant, I mean relevant for you at your stage of life, vocation, etc.
Please select a role model for each of your elements. To be clear, you are not looking for one person who is a superman or superwoman that role models all elements. You are looking to identify role models relevant to your situation who you could use for each one of your elements.
Most participants have 6-10 elements that they are passionate about and want to weave into their vision statement. So you need to identify 6-10 role models. That is all that you have to do for this step.
Tomorrow (or after you have completed this step) I will explain why this step is so powerful for most people. And, I will explain why I believe you don’t ever want to have an all purpose role model.
And tomorrow, I will give you some drafting help for your vision statement. Tomorrow you will draft your vision statement, and then the following day you will polish your vision statement in preparation for including it in the plan that you are assembling to share with your Board of Advisors.
Remember, building a compelling vision statement is the most challenging set of tasks in the entire process. In the next couple of days, you will have it behind you. Press on…please don’t give up now.
It is not unusual for you to be possibly feeling some confusion or even some frustration with this prep work for drafting your vision statement. Participants frequently describe the next step as being one where the light suddenly comes on. Stay the course.
Having a quality vision statement is very, very empowering.
You will soon have one. If it is less than empowering to you, you can reach out to me on Facebook, or on Twitter and I will get you headed in the right direction.
Wear your best smile as you go select some relevant role models.
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This blog post was written by Dave Carpenter. Dave is a prolific author, inspiring speaker, and well-known consultant to professional service firms. Besides writing regularly for this blog, Dave’s writing can be seen in leading business and personal development publications. Dave is also the leader of the Accelerate Success mentoring program where he mentors high performers in a unique program designed to do great things for the favorite charity of each participant. If you are (1) a high performer who believes you still have untapped potential, and (2) passionate about a favorite charity, you may want to learn more about this powerful program. You can also follow Dave on Twitter, on Facebook, and/or on Google+.