One small step you can do today is to write your personal vision statement. I will tell you why it is good for your leadership and I will give examples of personal vision statements to inspire you.
I understand when many employees do not know their organization’s vision statements. It is likely that the leadership failed to sell it to them. That’s not good of course. Every employee needs to know the strategic direction of an organization to truly commit to it.
But we can always start with our personal vision statements. And perhaps, you can encourage your employees too. Doing so may help them align their personal dreams with the ambitions of your organization.
What is a personal vision statement?
A personal vision statement is a declaration of a person’s aspirations and long-term goals for their life. It can serve as a guide for making decisions, setting priorities, and staying focused on what matters most to them.
Your vision statement is unique to you.
You can write it in one sentence, or a group of sentences. I recommend that you write your personal vision statements using descriptive words.
Why is it important?
A personal vision statement helps you create a roadmap for your life, guiding your decisions and actions toward a purposeful and fulfilling future.
Here are some ways a personal vision statement can help leaders like you.
It provides direction and purpose. Personal vision statements clarify what you want to achieve in your life and the direction you want to take. Then, it helps you stay focused on your goals and avoid distractions that may lead you away from your desired path.
It helps with decision-making. When faced with important decisions, a personal vision statement can help you evaluate your choices and determine which option is most aligned with your values and long-term goals.
It motivates and inspires. A personal vision statement can serve as a source of motivation and inspiration, reminding you of your aspirations and the impact you want to make in the world.
It builds self-awareness. Creating it requires self-reflection and introspection, which can help you better understand your strengths, weaknesses, values, and passions.
It increases personal accountability. It can help you stay accountable to yourself and your goals. By putting your vision in writing, you commit yourself to work towards achieving it.
Examples of Personal Vision Statements
You may write your personal vision statement as a continuation of “Someday, I will be…” In the examples below, I phrased the statements as I am statements.
I highlighted the ones I made for myself through the years.
I am a successful business owner, creating products and services that positively impact people’s lives.
I am a renowned expert in my field, recognized for my contributions to advancing knowledge and understanding.
I am a published author, sharing my stories and ideas with readers around the world.
I am a skilled artist or musician, using my creativity to inspire and uplift others.
I am a mentor and guide, supporting individuals as they navigate their own journeys of growth and development.
I am a passionate advocate for a cause I believe in, working to make a difference in the world.
I am a world traveler, exploring new cultures and perspectives and expanding my understanding of the world.
I am a compassionate caregiver, helping those in need and bringing comfort to those who are suffering.
I am a lifelong learner, continuously expanding my knowledge and skills and seeking out new experiences.
I am a leader in my community, working to create positive change and make a meaningful impact.
I am a master of my craft, continuously honing my skills and achieving excellence in my work.
I am a source of inspiration and motivation for others, leading by example and encouraging others to reach their full potential.
I am a committed environmentalist, working to protect the planet and preserve its natural resources.
I am a loving partner and parent, creating a supportive and nurturing home for my family.
I am a trailblazer and pioneer, breaking new ground and forging new paths for others to follow.
I am a person of deep faith and spirituality, living a life of purpose and meaning.
I am a successful athlete or competitor, achieving my goals and pushing myself to new heights of performance.
I am a champion of social justice and equality, working to create a more fair and just society.
I am a lifelong adventurer, seeking out new experiences and embracing the unknown.
I am a person who lives with integrity and authenticity, staying true to my values and beliefs no matter what challenges I may face.
I am a trusted advisor and mentor, providing guidance and support to those around me.
I am a visionary leader, inspiring others to work towards a shared vision of the future.
I am a successful entrepreneur, building a thriving business that makes a difference in the world.
I am a skilled communicator, able to convey my ideas and opinions effectively and persuasively.
I am a constant learner and innovator, always seeking new ways to improve and grow.
I am resilient and adaptable, able to easily navigate challenges and change.
I am a compassionate listener, able to understand and empathize with the perspectives of others truly.
I am a lifelong health and wellness advocate, prioritizing my physical and mental wellbeing and helping others to do the same.
I am a global citizen, dedicated to promoting understanding and connection between people of different cultures and backgrounds.
I am a catalyst for positive change, taking action to create a better world for all.
I am a source of inspiration and hope for those who need it most.
I am a lifelong adventurer, always exploring new places and ideas and embracing the unknown.
I am a creative and innovative thinker, able to solve complex problems and generate new ideas.
I am a resilient and determined person, able to bounce back from setbacks and persevere in the face of challenges.
I am a committed activist, fighting for justice and equality for all people.
I am a compassionate and caring friend, always there to support and uplift those around me.
I am a dedicated and hardworking professional, committed to excellence in everything I do.
I am a person who values and respects diversity, embracing the differences that make us unique and celebrating our shared humanity.
I am a lifelong student of the world, always seeking to broaden my knowledge and understanding of different cultures and perspectives.
I am a person of deep spiritual and moral convictions, guided by my values and principles in all aspects of my life.
The secret to a personal vision statement is that you are taking ownership of who you want to become in the future today.
I found this John Maxwell video on Youtube. This may help you clarify your personal vision.
I want to challenge you to take a moment and think about your future.
What do you want to achieve in life? What are your biggest aspirations and dreams? I believe that having a clear vision for your future is one of the most powerful tools you can have for success.
Write your personal vision statement.
Your personal vision statement should be unique and reflect your values, passions, and goals.
It should be a statement that inspires you, motivates you and serves as a guide for your decisions and actions.
Take some time to reflect on your life and what you want to achieve. Write down your thoughts and ideas, and then craft a concise, powerful statement that captures the essence of your vision for your future.
You have the power to create the life you want, and your personal vision statement can be the roadmap to help you get there.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!