Your Personal Vision Statement

Future life improvement is something that we should all desire and, I feel, most people truly do, even if it is in small, baby steps. Going back to school for my graduate work was a step for me this past year. However, as it is stated in this article, you do not have to go back to school to continue your education. What am I going to do differently next year in order to improve myself? What am I going to do differently in order to prepare myself a little better for whatever is next in life?

What are your life goals? Where do you want to be in a year? How about five years or ten? Maybe as you read this you’re thinking, “Zach, that is just simply too far down the road. I will cross that bridge when I get to it.” If that is where you are, I would encourage you to change your thinking.


Everyone should have a general idea of where they are going. Corporations do this. It’s referred to as a vision statement. The excellent minds over at Business News Daily state that “a vision statement is a company’s road map, indicating both what the company wants to become and guiding transformational initiatives by setting a defined direction for the company’s growth.”

I am suggesting that you should take this and personalize it. Create a vision statement for your home. What do you, either as an individual or a family, want to become? What steps are you going to take to get there? Is a trip back to school in order? Maybe a career change? Perhaps a philosophy about life, in general, needs to be redirected. What is it going to take for you to start moving forward in the direction that you need to be going?

I want to encourage you to consider these things.

Maybe you don’t have a whole lot of extra time in your day and this seems like it would take way too long. Break it up into sections. Here’s an idea (and I’m completely serious here). Put a notepad and pen next to your toilet. Every time you go to the bathroom, you have about five minutes of time there that you will be doing nothing else with. Jot down some ideas while you wait. You don’t have to come up with a life plan in one sitting.

The point isn’t to nail down your entire life’s direction all at once. The point is to start thinking about the future.

Life is Strange. Live it Well.

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