Fast Forward Vision Exercise:

Fast Forward one year from today: what does extraordinary success look like for you?

  • Share about your year as if it's already happened. Use past and present (vs. future) tense. 
  • You do not need to know how to get there. 
  • Visions are usually 1-3 pages in length. The questions below are to direct the thinking vs. be answered in a linear way.


Questions to Get Started: 

  • What are you known for?
  • What were your accomplishments professionally? Be specific, describing the business outcomes that you and your team produced. Use key metrics so you can track progress.
  • Describe the culture of your company and team. How do people communicate and collaborate? Include metrics when relevant: manager effectiveness, employee engagement, diversity.
  • What were your accomplishments in other areas of your life that matter to you? Be vivid and specific. Areas can include: health/well-being, relationships, family, friends, community, recreation, finances, home, etc.
  • How did you grow and improve?
  • What is your outlook on life?
  • Describe the quality of important relationships — professional and personal.

Using Your Vision:

  • Share your Vision with people who are important to you – at work and in your life
  • Read monthly – this is your compass
  • Track progress/gaps quarterly
  • Refine/update annually

Download Sample Visions