Thursday, January 14, 2010
I have been a member of Sparkpeople for years and know all about setting a long-term vision and creating a vision collage. My vision has always been a bit vague... a thinner, healthier me. It was a nice vision, but off the mark. It didn't leverage what REALLY motivates me.
Then I read "The Spark" and was inspired by one member whose vision was to be healthy for her children. This got me thinking... my children are my heart and soul.
One of my children is profoundly Autistic and I live in constant fear of what will happen to her when I am gone. This fear creates a lot of stress in my life. I can't even imagine the undermining "crossover effect" into other elements of my life. So now I have decided to convert the energy from my fear into a positive force. My NEW long-term vision is to maintain a healthy lifestyle so I can be stronger, live longer and "be there" for my daughter as long as possible. This transforms a fear into an extremely powerful and enabling vision for me. Nothing is more motivating to me. Thanks again Sparkguy and Sparkpeople for helping me find another transformational nugget. This one is life-changing for me.