By Adam Smith
How To Execute Your Vision
Planning a vision is a fun and engaging task of the goals for the future. This is the easy part though. Executing a vision is by far the hardest part. What stops people from not executing their vision is a variety of different reasons. For example, procrastination, focusing on non-essential tasks and giving up because they didn’t get the results they wanted straight away.
Attaining the goal isn’t the problem, people are. We as humans are amazing at problem-solving and adapting to pretty much any situation. We are also our own worst enemy when it comes executing difficult outcomes. Not because we can’t do it. It’s how our irrational emotional part of our brain reacts to it which can be ever-changing.
For me to complete a vision I set out to achieve. I have to be laser focussed on what I have to do but open-minded to changing the plan to execute the vision in a better way. It’s having the willpower to not get distracted and dis-hearted by the challenges you face. However to remain optimistic and have the self-control to stick by it.
There have been many examples of people executing their vision from Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, both self-made billionaires. They both set out with a clear vision directive of their goals and through all their setbacks they didn’t stop they just found better ways to complete their goals.
Achieve Your Vision
With that, I have put together some of the essential things you need to execute your vision. Hopefully, by now you know exactly what you want to achieve. It could be, to achieve a healthy body, open your own business or travel around the world. Whatever your vision is means something to you and with these exciting strategies I hope you can find answers to carry you on to your final destination for achieving your vision.
How To Execute Your Vision
Think About It Everyday
Your vision has to consume you and be part of your conscious and subconscious throughout your day. This is what separates people from executing their vision and not. Just look at athletes and teams in sports. For example, the Liverpool and Manchester City team are breaking record after record. These teams and players are in a culture where their vision is clear. They understand what they have to do and that’s all-out hard work and working smart to get to their destination. If this seems to difficult for you, achieving greatness will be a difficult challenge. Not because you can’t do it, it’s because you won’t do it.
Have It Somewhere You Can See
You can’t execute your vision if you can’t see it. That’s why it has to be in as many places a possible so it stays centred on your mind at all times. Have it in your bedroom, bathroom, office, car or on your phone. Your vision should excite you whatever it is and every time you see your vision it should keep you on track to execute the goal.
Believe It Will Happen
With your vision, you have to believe it’s going to happen and more importantly in the mind, it’s already happened. The way I’ve heard someone explain this is to look at your vision like a movie. You’ve planned and created it. Then you sit back and watch it. Just like your goals. Create it and you execute it by watching it unfold. I like this as it shows to me the vision has already been completed, it’s a done deal and all I have to do is walk the pathway towards it.
Speak It Into Existence
To execute your vision, you’re going to have speak it into existence by how you tell the story to yourself and others. Tell yourself every day it’s already happened and visualise it in your mind that’s it’s already done. Seeing yourself at the final step. Then tell as many people as you can about your vision. This will hold you accountable and make it feel real like it’s happening instead of something you wish will happen behind closed doors. These supporters of your vision will spur you on and any haters you can use that as fuel too.
Execute The Why
Make sure you know your WHY, like the back of your hand and so does everyone around you who’s helping you achieve your vision. This is the beating heart of your vision and without it, the target will be gone and the endpoint nowhere in sight. Write your why somewhere in your journal or phone and look at it twice daily so you know exactly why you’re working this hard.
Take Action Every Day Even When You Don’t Want To
Execution of your vision comes down to you taking action every day without fail. Hold yourself accountable and self control yourself to stay disciplined to the task. After continuous days of action, it becomes easier and easier to do. It’s the days you stop and start again that are the hardest. Some days you’re going to feel on fire. Body and mind working in harmony but some days your not and your body and mind will start giving you all the excuses in the book to do something more comfortable. You can’t listen to this, you have push on and keep taking action towards your vision.
Don’t Quit, Adjust To Your Surroundings
This is the most important for your vision to succeed. DON’T QUIT! If this happens it’s game over. Self-esteem and negative self-worth take centre stage. We have all quit at something and a terrible feeling it is. This is the easy way but it’s not the right way to go about life. Of course, things don’t work out but when you adjust your plan to a better one that’s when things can change. How many stories have you heard when someone has quit just before success. Too many to count.
Ronald Wayne is a name you probably never heard of but he was the co-founder of Apple in the 1970s. The vision of what Apple was going to be weakened in him because of a disagreement with the steves and he sold his shares for $800. Now they would be worth millions and be part of one of the biggest company’s in the world. The lesson learned here is don’t quit just adjust to your surroundings towards your vision. If your going to quit, quit after you have achieved your vision.
Plan Everything The Night Before
You can’t execute a plan if you don’t know where you’re headed. That’s why it’s important to evaluate the good and the bad every evening. This helps you have a clear plan of action of what you need to do next. Just plodding along expecting your vision to just come your way is not going to happen you have to run towards it dodging all the pitfalls along the way.
Now it’s time to execute your vision. However long it takes, you have to stick to it because the feeling you will get once it’s completed will be worth it.
Everyone one of you reading this can complete their vision you just have to believe and find the right path and right people to do it with. That’s how you can quickly navigate towards it. Remember there will be challenges and naysayers along the way. Just learn to enjoy it and treat it like a video game on hard mode and don’t take setbacks so seriously. It’s just the universe giving you feedback on where to aim next.
I hope this helps and would love to hear in the comments below what your vision is and how you are going to execute it.