I bought a painting. Well OK, my husband and I bought each other this painting for Christmas. We saw this and liked it and we didn’t need “stuff” or new saucepans. Whether you like it or not, you can see that it is made up of several brush strokes and I liken these to all the experiences that make up our lives. The big events, the small wins, the tears and laughs are all brushstrokes on the canvas that is our life. The thing is though, we control the brush, we can be the artist of our painting, just as we can be the director of our life. Yep, we can fashion our life instead of just letting it happen to us. Would you believe that?
I tell my clients that they can create their own lives and at the start of our journey together, they look at me with scepticism. Oh yeah? So a painting is good analogy. You can make a big picture, just as you can construct the life you want. Have a vision. I’ll repeat; have a vision. That’s your starting point and if you don’t know what your vision is, then why not start thinking about it?
What would be your perfect day? Where would you be and what would you be doing? What would your surroundings look like, how do they smell and what can you hear? Imagine your big dreams and deepest desires because you’ve got to start from somewhere and you might as well imagine something amazing, audacious and exciting. Even scary.
You want to run a beach bar in the Caribbean? You fancy a trek in northern Japan one day? You want to run Salsa classes or be an expert in medieval silver? You can choose anything. No-one need know, it’s all yours to create. Go big! You are the artist and creator of your life.
Don’t worry about the details. Once you have the great vision of how you want your life to be, that’s the first step to working out the journey. Next week I’ll talk about the details, but for now, let your imagination fly. Be excited! Have fun! Create something bold and wonderful, and get painting the big picture.
Have a great week!
If you’d like to know how to take the first steps to creating your own wonderful vision and live an awesome life, contact me to book a conversation where we’ll see if we can work together on that.