Envisioning your career path and milestones will make it a lot easier to achieve career success. However, this vision should be inspirational in order to become a key driver in your career success.
As children, we were often asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer was always “A businessman who wears a suit and drives a nice car and makes a lot of money”. However, in adulthood many people lose that career vision and forget the main accomplishments they hoped to achieve at an earlier stage in their lives. Not having a “big picture” vision is a huge hindrance to career success as you don’t have a mental picture of how you will look and feel in the future.
When you envision yourself at the peak of your career you are creating a huge motivation and drive for success. Your vision should be clear and exciting enough to drive and inspire you.
To quote Bono, he once said a vision that inspires many Americans is “to own that big house on the hill”. What is your hot vision?