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Becoming Your Dreams



A personal vision is the deepest expression of what we want in life. It is a description of our preferred future. It should describe not only what we want out of life and work, but what kind of person we want to be. It is born of becoming clear about our ideal self – our noble purpose in life, our dreams, and our images of our desired future, our passion, and our calling. These define who we are, our ideal self. To help you craft your personal vision, consider these questions:

  1. My noble purpose could be….
  2. My noble purpose could be….
  3. My noble purpose could be
  4. If I could accomplish one thing in my life it would be….
  5. If I could make a contribution to my work, it would be….
  6. Something I wish I could change in my work is ….
  7. If I had the power to make any change at all in the world, it would be…

Review what you’ve written. Look for trends and patterns. Then write the vision. My noble purpose is….

From Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, and Sustain Your Effectiveness by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, and Frances Johnston




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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