Expand Your Vision:
It is very easy to get lost in the day to day struggle of life. It is very easy to become narrow sighted and focused on unnecessary details. One thing a young aspiring mind should always guard against is becoming lost in small things. Life is a collection of infinite small things, learning to see beyond the daily routine of life is what separates one individual from another.
You are only what you envision. If your vision is narrow and limited, your life will also be narrow and limited. Your ability to see beyond the daily struggles of life determines your entire course of life. Your vision is the only measuring yardstick of your life; the shorter it is the shorter will be your scope of life.
It takes courage to have a grand vision for life. This vision should encompass all your skills, abilities, likes and dislikes. Your vision should be based on your complete understanding of life, not any one particular department of life. Your vision is your only guiding light in the deep darkness of daily strife and struggle of life.
Why is it so important to look at your life in totality and come up with a vision that will keep you inspired and motivated? Life is a very long journey. Very few truly understand how long life is. Every time people talk about their dreams for life, they usually refer to the next 3 or 5 years. Very rarely do people envision a life 20 or 30 years ahead. For most, thinking that far is a very scary proposition.
Only when you can envision your life in decades can you truly appreciate the effort it takes to accomplish anything. It takes effort to succeed; there is no secret in that. But how much effort does it actually take depends on your long term outlook of life. The longer your vision of life, the more clear becomes the effort necessary to reach it.
In a way, your long term vision keeps you grounded in the present moment to put in the necessary effort. If your vision is short term and is not very clear, then it is extremely difficult to motivate yourself on a daily basis. This is where most people struggle to stay inspired to achieve something. They lack the motivation because their vision is limited to just the next few years.
If you can look at your entire life, your individual desires and ambitions and come up with a precise long term vision of your future, it becomes very easy to be inspired to move towards your goals. Your long term goal itself will pull you towards it, because now you can see your life in totality. Surprisingly very few people pay close attention to this aspect of life.
Only a clear and precise long term vision can motivate you and keep you inspired to go beyond the hurdles on the path to success. Without a long term vision, you can never be sure of what you are doing; hence you will always be lacking the necessary inspiration. Take time and come up with a very detailed long term vision of your life. This vision can be altered as you progress. But without developing this long term vision you cannot travel very far.