One of my favorite personal development books is “How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less,” by Nicholas Boothman. In it, the author describes a simple acronym for success…
- Know what you want
- Find out what you are getting
- Change what you do until you get what you want.
These three little letters are simple to remember and if you drive around town much you are apt to see them prominently displayed on top of a very popular Fried Chicken Restaurant . I’ve committed these three sentences to memory, and they are very helpful when things aren’t going well or I’m stalled on a project that I’m working on.
So many times, I find that I’m trying the same thing over and over to overcome a problem. It’s only when I change what I do, that I reach a breakthrough. Sometimes though, it’s knowing what I want that becomes the problem. In our modern world, we are bombarded with new ideas and ways of doing things. I have multiple things going at once. I then lose focus, and my progress stops.
Last week, I found an answer.
It takes the KFC motto and puts it in a workable form.
It helps me SEE what I’m getting (present reality) and helps me change what I do. It does this by creating a VISION of what I want.
The answer came in the form of a Podcast, by blogger Michael Hyatt. In it, Michael describes the process of Creating a Vision…
- Get alone with a journal and a pen.
- Make sure you won’t be interrupted.
- Close your eyes and pray.
- Jot down your current reality.
- Now write down what you want to see happen.
- Share your vision with those who have a stake in the outcome.
- Commit to reading your vision daily.
Michael covers the subject very well in his 25 minute podcast, with lots of tips to make it more relevant. After listening to his program, I decided to create a simple document to capture my present reality and create a new vision. I basically created two boxes on one sheet of paper.
The top starts with what is current.
The bottom lets me create the new vision.
Now that I have the document created, it works well to capture “What is,” and “What can be.”
You can download yours here.
To use the sheet, I suggest that you listen to Michael’s podcast and then find a quiet place to fill in the sheet. You may find, like I did, that a simple Fried Chicken acronym can really help you set a vision for your life. If you find yourself stuck, this may just change your vision and help you move forward. Let us know in the comments how it works for you.
Question: What vision will you put on your sheet?