No matter how good your eyesight may be, it will be of little value if you do not have vision. This is your ability to see things that may be invisible to other people or to innovate and see things that may not even exist yet. The limitations we face in life are not due to our current circumstances or abilities, but are limited by our lack of vision, around what is possible for us. True vision is the ability to create pictures of what can be, it is a place where we appeal to our better selves, a place where we appeal to that hidden self and we strive to become more.
We are visual beings that do not only see with our eyes. The building that you are sitting in right now was just an idea in someone’s head at one point. They then developed a clear picture of exactly what they wanted to create. This was then converted into a blue print and then built into the structure you are now sitting inside.
The way to create the future of your dreams is to first create a vivid picture of what you want, a clear vision for the future. Then you must invest the time to create your own blue print, to build exactly that future for yourself. As you think it, you must commit to ink it. The size and scope of your future is only limited by your ability to envision it.
Set your mind free and allow it the freedom to walk boldly into your future and see clear pictures of your dreams and fantasies. Commit to clarify these and then create a blue print for your success. As you build this blue print or plan for how you want your future to evolve and develop, remember to expect change, plan for change and be flexible in the execution of your plan, adapting to any change or challenge that may come your way.
Your future will turn out exactly the way you see it. Nothing will happen or ever has happened without someone first creating a vivid picture in their mind first. Begin today to start painting a better vision for your future. No matter what may have happened in your past, the slate for your future is spotless. Any change or challenge that may have crossed your path, until now, serves only one purpose and that is one of learning and growth.
You can paint any picture you can see onto this blank canvass. All the choices are open to you right now. You get to choose everything that you put into your picture of the future. Do not limit yourself by thinking small. It takes as much energy to dream small dreams, which will hold you from your potential, as it does to have huge dreams. Select the image you want for your future by searching deep within yourself and allow your mind to wander unfettered by logic or what you believe is possible for you right now.
Begin painting your picture for your future by exploring what is possible for the remainder of this year. Then begin to see bigger and bigger pictures form in your mind, as you allow yourself to stretch and expand into a worthy vision that will push you beyond your current comfort zone. Paint a grand picture of what is possible. It is widely accepted that we significantly over estimate what we can achieve in a year and that we dramatically underestimate what we can achieve in a decade. Take a longer view of all the possibilities that await you in the future and dare to dream big dreams. Change is inevitable and an integral part of any journey to the success you desire.
Identify and Leverage your Strengths
Do you remember when you were at school and you were getting an A for English and a C for math, how your parents and teachers encouraged you to work really hard on your math and not on your English, so that you could improve on your weaker areas? This concept of working on our weaknesses has stuck with us and although this is not the first time you are hearing that you should ignore your weaknesses and focus only on your strengths, I am sure that you are still focusing a whole lot of your energy on attempting to improve your weaknesses.

It is time to identify your unique skills, talents, advantages and abilities and to focus all your energy on improving these. Ignore your weaknesses and get people who play at what you struggle with, help you in these areas. The first step is to invest time into identifying your areas of strength and to begin the process of re-invention. This is where you begin to move your life from unsatisfactory and mediocre, to a place where you love who you are and thrive on what you do.
Make the commitment today, to identify what it is you really want to do with the rest of your life and then begin the process of growing and improving your own special gifts every day, until you become the type of person who can live exactly that life.
Action Idea: Begin the process of re-invention by asking yourself these few questions:
• What do I do better than almost everyone I know?
• What do I really enjoy doing?
• What comes really easy and naturally to me?
• What attribute or skill do people often compliment me on?
• What skill or attribute do I possess that I’m inspired me to practice?

Now explore what you really want to do with the rest of your life. Know what you want to do and what exhilarates and excites you
Have you ever asked the question, “What really excites and exhilarates me, what is my passion?” The answer does not need to be earth shattering or revolutionary. More often than not the answer you come up with will be simple and aligned with your unique skills abilities and talents.
When searching for the answer to this question ask yourself these few questions:
• What are the things you really enjoy to do in your life?
• What careers really excite you?
• What markets do you enjoy?
• What products do you enjoy?
• What industries do you like the most?
• What people excite you the most?
• What do you love to do the most?
• What are you doing when you feel most happy and content?
• What activities do you really enjoy?

Once you have found what you really want to do with the rest of your life, it is time to figure out how you are going to open the door to your new vocation. Take a really in-depth look at the supply chain, marketplace or industry where you want to build your vocation and answer these few questions:
• Who are the vendors or businesses involved and what products and services do they work with?
• Now look at the various options and see how you can align your unique skills and talents with building a career in that industry.

Once you have gone through this process you will have identified a perfect fit for yourself. Now all that is left to do is for you to pull the trigger and to either form a business performing that function or to present yourself to a business needing your specific talents and skills. The secret to make this work for you is to be flexible, patient and teachable. Nothing worthwhile comes without effort and without paying a price for tuition. Accept that you may need to take a few steps back, but as you are playing to your strengths, you will very quickly acquire the necessary skill and talent to excel in your new vocation.
Any thought of change frightens most people, so expect the people around you to criticise your decision to re-invent yourself. As you radically re-invent yourself and begin to pursue your dreams, everyone around you will try to stop you. One of the loudest voices will be your own; it will be really uncomfortable to step out of a place where you may not be fulfilled or happy; into a completely new life. As long as you have gone through the entire process I have described above and you are certain that these changes are necessary, feel the discomfort and go ahead and do it any way. The new fulfilling and complete life you’ll get to live will most certainly be worth the short-term discomfort.
You can make this process a lot less painful by building a great support team around you. Find mentors and a peer group who share your vision and ambition. These are people who’ll support you and act as your ally, as you embark on your new adventure to live the life of your dreams. Commit to learn all you need to, as you grow into your new life. Immerse yourself in the process and read as many books, watch as many DVD’s, listen to every possible audio and attend as many seminars as you can, to support and help you build the skills you need.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.