Not everyone has 20/20 vision. Many of us have astigmatisms that interfere with seeing things clearly.
What is easy for some to see, takes work or additional support (i.e. glasses) for many others to see.
I found this to be true with having a vision for life as well.
What once was a fun activity for the family, this year our son struggled with getting started and seeing it through to completion.
This year we transitioned him from a vision board of “likes” and “wants”, to prayerfully considering a plan for his future. This year he moved into creating a vision board with purpose.
As he worked, I wondered how many of us parents struggle in the same manner. Everyone around you seems to be able to muster up some type of plan for their future, but you struggle to see clearly. What seems to come easy to many people, is more like a chore for you.
Here are 5 ways we became the glasses our son needed to help him develop his vision:
1. Don’t be in a hurry. Vision planning doesn’t have to begin and end in 4 hours, one day, a weekend, or the month of January. Take the time YOU need.
2. Define words that may cause confusion in a way that is easily understood. For example, we talked about the definitions of goals, dreams, and vision, to help create clarity.
3. Instill a sense of hope for the future. Pray, read scriptures, and share inspirational stories.
4. Limit example sharing. We didn’t show our son any vision boards created by other kids, and didn’t allow our kids to compare their visions to each other’s.
5. Listen to inspirational music/messages, or get outside into nature. These are somethings that stimulate creative thinking.
Whether helping your kids with their vision, or developing your own, be encouraged. It may not be easy, but well worth seeing through to completion. You still have time! #2020vision
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