When I work with my clients, one of the things we focus on first is creating a vision of what they want out of their lives and careers. For many, it is a very difficult assgnment. Vision, in its most literal sense, refers to our eyesight, our ability to see. Seeing, in turn, involves looking inward and outward, reflecting our ability to penetrate ourselves and the world we live in.
For most of us, the way we live is shaped by our DNA, the events which have shaped our lives and our belief systems. We cannot change our genetic code or past events. We can, however, examine our belief systems to explore whether they are congruent with reality and whether they truly serve us well. Our belief systems largely shape how we see ourselves and the world.