Goal or Vision? Which is more valuable to entrepreneurs?
Every entrepreneur needs to have a goal. Even more important though is having a vision.
Simply put, vision lights our fire and propels us to make our goals a reality.
In essence, they work together. However, one has more of an emotional pull, and you know that when the emotions are involved, the results are usually better.
Many people use the words ‘goal’ and ‘vision’ interchangeably. But, are they really the same? Wha’s the difference between a goal and a vision?
A vision is a destination or outcome that you desire to achieve.
A goal is comprised of the steps or path that you take to arrive at the destination or outcome.
Goal vs. Vision
Examples that show the difference:
Goal: A goal may, for example, be to “lose 10 lbs in two months“. That goal is not as effective as a vision designed to have the same outcome.
Vision: The vision is seeing yourself with a toned body and feeling healthy and strong.
You might imagine yourself going for long walks or intermittent jogging on the beach with a sleeveless, low-cut t-shirt in summer and feeling great about yourself. No more flab on your arms that you hide in shirts with sleeves. Tha’s your vision.
Goal: Another example is an entrepreneur whose goal is more time, freedom to take a vacation when she wants to.
Vision: As a woman who owns her own business, you could imagine yourself pouring over vacation plans with a cup of coffee at 10:00 am, or just taking off during the week on an unexpected trip with your spouse or girlfriends, just because you can. You’re no longer bound by someone else’s schedule or someone else telling you what you can do when.
Emotion – a Complex Psychological Phenomenon
Each of these visualizations is accompanied by an emotion. This emotion is what will lead to the outcomes you’ve set for yourself.
In the following video presentation, you will discover how your visions, the outcomes you desire, and deadlines you set are interconnected. When you combine these with The CEO Approach, you have a winning combination in your life and business. There will also be a simple exercise close to the end that I encourage you to do.
What vision will you create for yourself to accomplish in the next 90 days?
What goal will you set in order to achieve your vision and outcomes?
If you’re a Woman 50 and Wiser, this is your time. It’s time to be EXTRAORDINARY. Let’s schedule a time to talk and create a simple Action Plan with The CEO Approach. www.50andWiserCoaching.com/contact.