Let’s get your conceptual motor revving up the rpm’s! Pay a visit (in your heart) to the “future you” three years from now.
As if you were there, fast forward, what do you see?
- Time. How are you spending your time? At business? Outside business? Define what this looks like – be descriptive. Consider what matters most to you.
- Money. How are you earning your income? Workwise? What are you saving? Consider earnings, and personal finances, and preserving wealth. Again, consider both work and life dimensions here, what matters to you?
- Relationships. Who are you engaging with at work? What is the quality of these relationships? Describe what matters here in this area. And at home, personal, family, friends — again relationships? These are support systems for you, which bring you into simplicity, aliveness, and joy.
- Values. What about your fundamental values? Work? Home? What matters to you? What defines your life? How do you see you’re living your life? What’s your purpose? What are you able to express through your decisions, where you are, and what you do?
This picture will establish a new place to go—a planning horizon, from which you’ll make all decisions, actions, and communications today.
Write the narrative of this picture in present tense, to contemplate it as if you’re there. You may wish to go somewhere quiet, a special place you love visiting, a vista that inspires you and quiets your mind to listen to your heart. Remember that when considering what to create, or not create, start with what does matter to you, not what should matter. It’s important to be true to yourself. This way your involvement is greater in what you’re creating.
Remember that what matters to you is simple, either it does or doesn’t. To create or not create, that is the question. You can recognize what desire, then decide to either create or not create. The point is you are the predominant creative force in your life. It is a fundamental choice from which you organize your life.
Your vision doesn’t originate from what you know, rather, from what you don’t know. The past tells you to be realistic, make attainable goals, but this limits you to lowering the risk of discouragement. Nobody wants to be discouraged, but it doesn’t have to ambush your true dreams and aspirations. It’s not what the vision is, rather, what the vision does. When you set impossible goals and dreams, you position yourself to change your behavior. If you create what you already know, by the time you create it, you’re still the same person.
Creating isn’t situational. It isn’t problem-solving. Creating starts with love for the outcome before you create it, in fact, that is the motivational force—not receptive love but generative love. The best creations are created for their own sake! Music isn’t made to remove a problem or rid an existing condition; it is made out of love. Just imagine your life like music, and you can choose to create your life, as art.