Achieving Your Vision In Life [12 Helpful Steps]

Achieving Your Vision In Life [12 Helpful Steps]

Have you ever thought about knowing the important steps on achieving and actualizing your vision?

Or even better!

What if you know 12 actionable steps that will enable you actualize or achieve your vision, and each step will bring you a step closer to achieving and actualizing your vision.

You’re in luck because that’s what I’m about to share with you.

Here, you’ll find 12 actionable steps on achieving and actualizing your vision.

Click on any section below to dive right in!

Vision [Meaning]

Man — Achieving vision

Vision is the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses. It is also known as the act or power of imagination.

Vision is the ability to think or plan the future with imagination and wisdom.

Achieving Your Vision [Meaning]

Athlete running

Achieving your vision refers to the accomplishment of all you hoped to accomplish at a certain deadline.

It means the accomplishment of your personal brand of success.

Actualizing Your Vision [Meaning]

Actualizing your vision refers to the realization of all you hoped to realize and accomplish at a certain deadline.

It also means the materialization of your vision.

Do You Have A Vision?

Man pondering

There’s no one in the world today without a vision.

Nothing has and will ever be created on this world without its creator having a vision for it.

Actualizing and achieving your vision in life can never be possible if you don’t have one.

God had a vision for us even before the creation of the world.

This was seen in the Bible. In the beginning, when God was creating the world, he said;

“Let there be light, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters”

A man without a vision is set for destruction.

“The end of a man without a vision is a ticking bomb, waiting to explode” Click To Tweet

Achieving And Actualizing Your Vision

Night photo — Achieving And Actualizing Your Vision

Millions of people have lived in this world, but only a few have successfully achieved and actialized their vision. Others fail in actualizing their vision.

It might interest you to know that those people had great visions for themselves but they couldn’t actualize nor achieve their vision and goals.

A thorough understanding of the concept of vision cannot be overemphasized

As earlier stated, you can never achieve nor actualize your vision if you don’t have one.

Your vision determines your future. Your vision is the picture of your future.

12 Definitive Steps On Achieving And Actualizing Your Vision

Domino effect - achieving your vision

Achieving and actualizing your vision is as important as life itself.

The following steps will enable you achieve and actualize your vision;

  1. Set Your Mind To It,
  2. Set A Vision Board,
  3. Take Advantage Of Today,
  4. Stay Consistent In Your Effort,
  5. Work Hard And Work Smart Simultaneously,
  6. You Must Be Disciplined,
  7. Change Your View Towards Challenges,
  8. Do Away With Bad Habits And Addictions,
  9. Mind the friends you keep,
  10. Have Faith In Yourself,
  11. Remain Focused,
  12. Believe In God.

Set Your Mind To It,

When you set your mind to anything, there’s no limit to your success and there’s absolutely no restriction to how high you can propel yourself in life.

The first step on achieving and achieving your vision is by setting your mind think in that perspective.

Our most powerful asset is our Mind

There’s absolutely nothing you can’t do if you put your mind power to work.

Vision is conceived from the mind, after conception, the mind can either help you propel it to greater heights by making it a reality or help you bring it down.

When you set your mind to achieving your vision, your mind begins to work in that direction, that’s the first step in beginning the manifestation of your vision in reality.

Never underestimate the power of the mind.

Set A Vision Board,

A vision board is a board that displays images which represent one’s dreams and ambitions, it is often used as a form of self-help.

Setting a vision board is one of the most efficient ways to achieve and actualize your vision.

God said unto Habakkuk,

Write a Vision, make it plain upon the table and whoever reads it may run.

— Habakuk 2:2

The term table, as used above represent a vision board.

When you have a laid down vision of something you hope to achieve, achieving it becomes easier.

Take Advantage Of Your Time,

To achieve and actualize your vision, you need to be able to take advantage of your time and to do that, you need to do away with procrastination.

Procrastination is a thief of time.

Anything worth doing is worth doing at the appropriate time.

Time lost can never be regained.

Now is the perfect time to do anything you want to do. Make good use of your time before it becomes too late.

Time spent doing unnecessary things can yield good results when put to good use.

Stay Consistent In Your Effort,

Athlete running — Achieving your vision

In life, there are people who take great pleasure in discouraging others.

Consistency is one of the most important keys to achieving success in life. Staying consistent is very important in actualizing your vision.

The most successful people in the world today all had one thing in common, Discouragement.

Those who take delight in discouraging others are more than those who are willing to encourage others.

Ben Carson was not the brightest student in his class, his classmates and some of his teachers made fun of him for that, but he was consistent.

Today, he’s one of the best Neurosurgeon in the world.

“Every discouraging world said to you is actually an encouragement in disguise”

Don’t relent in your effort towards achieving your vision and goals.

Work Hard And Work Smart Simultaneously,

Achieving your vision

I’m sure you’ve been told that working hard is the only way you can actualize your vision.

Well, that’s not entirely true.

If you only work hard, you may not be able to achieve your vision. Working hard aimlessly is not the way to achieve your vision. Hard Work can be done in an easier way if combined with Smart Work.

“Any vision you have for your future, can never manifest itself in reality if you don't learn to work hard in a smart way” Click To Tweet

To achieve your vision, you need to learn to work hard and work smart simultaneously.

You Must Be Disciplined,

Achieving your vision

Discipline is the checking of one’s true feelings and impulses when dealing with others. It also means a training that corrects, moulds or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.

Discipline is one of the most important characteristics you need to possess in order to achieve your vision.

A man with the aim of achieving his vision must stay disciplined in everything he does.

Most of the people you envy, who achieved their visions were all disciplined.

Change Your View Towards Challenges,

Man pushing a giant boulder — Achieving your vision

It’s high time you change your views towards challenges.

Stop seeing challenges as obstacles.

Challenges aren’t meant to make us weak or break us. Instead, if we overcome them, they are meant to make us bigger, better and stronger than we were.

The earlier you change your view towards challenges, the better.

A lot of people fail to achieve their vision because they allow the challenges of life to hold them down.

“Challenges are your pathways towards achieving your visions and accomplishing your goals” Click To Tweet

Overcoming Challenges should be one of your major objectives in life.

Do Away With Bad Habits And Addictions,

Bad Habits and Addictions are one of the things capable of hindering you from achieving your vision.

Most people fail to achieve their vision because of their bad habits and addictions.

Bad habits can hinder a person from achieving their vision.

To achieve your vision, you need to get do away with bad habits and addictions.

Mind The Company You Keep,

A man with a vision to be successful, with a man who lives his life aimlessly as a best friend is headed for failure.

Your vision determines your choice of friends.

Your vision manifestation, in reality, depends on the company you keep.

Make friends with the right people, people who have the same vision as you.

Be ye not deceived, evil communications corrupt good manners.

— 1 Corinthians 15:33

Friendship is supposed to be like a symbiotic relationship and not a parasitic relationship.

Any friendship that is draining you physically, psychological or otherwise, should be cut off.

“We are only commanded to love one another and not to be friends with one another. Making you my friend all depends on me. If the friendship is not moving forward we need to cut it off.”

— Pastor Stanley Osagie

Have Faith In Yourself,

The greatest encouragement is the one you give to yourself.

Most people do not realise that they are the only one capable of pulling themselves down.

Be your No.1 fan, if you don’t appreciate yourself, no one will.

If no one loves you, love yourself. If no one congratulates you, congratulate yourself.

— PST Stanley Osagie

Be happy with your achievement and failures because it’s all you’ve got.

Have faith in yourself, If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will.

“Life battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.”

— Napoleon Hills

Remain Focused,

Focus means a point of concentration.

No matter what happens, don’t let anyone or anything disrupt your focus from achieving your vision.

Staying focused is the most important steps to achieving your visions.

“Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze above you.”

— Proverbs 4:25

Pay keen attention to your visions because without that, you can never be able to actualize your vision.

Trust In God.

While working hard so you can achieve your vision, don’t forget to trust in God.

You can never be able to achieve your vision without God. He is the only one capable of helping you.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion which cannot be moved but abides forever.

— Psalm 125:1

The only way to go far in life is by trusting in God.


Achieving your vision at the snap of a finger is not possible.

The successful people you hope to be like weren’t able to do that either. They are who they are today because they know exactly what to do to enable them achieve their vision.

The 12 actionable steps listed above, are the most important steps in achieving your vision.

Which of the steps do you like the most?

Which of the steps has worked out well for you?

Leave your answers in the comments below;

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Marie

    Yea I agree 100%.
    We need to have a reorientation concerning our visions

  2. Jessie Adams

    Totally agree with this. I’ve experienced a lot of wrong visions in my life, but the funny thing is, I didn’t know they were wrong until I experienced them and I didn’t get the result that I thought. You live and you learn. But it is always best to have the right kind of visions, you know, realistic ones that are achievable, not ones that are based on materialistic things or being famous. Really great post. Very deep and I enjoyed reading it.

  3. Nurseryrhymesgirl

    I agree! Thanks for writing about something like this. Something to think about..

  4. Megan

    You definitely need to take action to achieve your vision – it won’t just happen! Making it a vision that is attainable is helpful to long term success.

  5. Luna S

    Fantastic post, it was well written and I agree with your view. As another stated I’ve had some of the “wrong vision” as well but you do live and learn which makes you stronger and able to push forward in the right direction.

  6. Prakhar Kasera

    This was actually a good read, and very much needed. I was looking for something like this to clear my head. Good Post!

  7. Carriann

    Such a great read. Loved it!!

  8. Serena

    I believe people should dream as big as they possibly can in life, as the only limit you have are the limits you put on yourself. Once you have dreamed, then it is about what you need to do to get there. Intentional living, exercising gratitude, aligning within your purpose with naturally keep you vibrating high. Therefore you will keep attracting the things necessary to achieve what you want. Continue to grow and develop and be open to learning and don’t let others stand in your way.

  9. Joanna

    When we set up goals it’s important to write down the steps required the achieve them. This way we can work much easier on ahcieving them, knowing what we have to do on each step of the way.

  10. Beth Elkassih

    I love, love, love this post. It is spot on with all your insights. Thank you for sharing. I especially loved the quote from Joel Arther Barker.

  11. Samantha Smart

    Is it’s to get caught up in our visions but never actually work to achieve them! Great read and inspiration.

  12. Magen

    Creating the vision or plan for your life is just the first step… you’ve got to take action to make it happen. I may not be a Christian (so the spiritual aspect may not be the same for me) but this post is amazing! We really do need to stop and reevaluate what our visions are for our life and if they are in fact the right direction for us and how we get there. Thanks for sharing

  13. Mike A.

    I’m guilty of being lost sometimes when it comes to vision and losing perspective. Interesting points here. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Rachel

    I love that we should think more about the positive impact we make on the world and people rather than selfish goals that are all about money and fame.

  15. Suanlian Tangpua

    It is very important to have a very clean and right vision but My future is very blurry right now. Thank you for this beautiful and healful post.

  16. Lily

    The vision for the future might be blurry but you should try to have one. Having strong goals can make a vision into reality.

  17. Natalie

    Great post. There’s so much more to just setting a vision, so much more goes into actually achieving it. Love the tips. Having faith in yourself and God is so vital.

  18. Summer Ludwig

    I enjoyed your post and it was obvious that you put a lot of care into writing it and that the subject was important to you. Achieving one’s vision is such an important part of who we are as people and you’ve provided a good roadmap for that.

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