Career

The Riveter Way, Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Speak Your Vision – 5 Questions to Ask to Magnify Your Vision

Playing big can feel scary sometimes. It can be hard to wrap our heads around what it takes to make really big things happen. Many different feelings come up that can keep us from embracing a really giant vision for ourselves – such as impostor syndrome, or feeling like we don’t deserve something, or feeling like we don’t have what it takes.

That’s why it’s helpful to keep your goals and next steps small while you move into action. But once you’re used to moving toward whatever matters most to you, you’ll be totally ready to dial your vision up a notch. What would it mean to play really big in your career? What would it mean to think ten times bigger — a hundred even! — and really believe it?

We all have different comfort levels when it comes to thinking that big. So, no matter where you’re at, here are five questions that can help you begin to think ten times bigger. Take some time to journal through your answers or talk about them out loud with a peer. It doesn’t matter how you answer them. What does matter is that you challenge yourself to think it all through.

  1. What goal am I trying to make happen right now in my career or business? Refer back to the earlier lessons to remind yourself of the goal you’ve been focused on. If this sticks out to you, use it here. 
  2. If I were to 10x that goal, what would it look like, and what am I trying to accomplish? Try to channel this goal without fear, without limitation, and without boundaries. If anything was possible, what would your goal really look like?
  3. What would I need to do differently? Different outcomes require different strategies. However, if your goal and vision is already pretty big, it’s totally okay if there’s nothing you need to do here. 
  4. What makes me uniquely qualified to go after this? There’s a reason this big vision is planted inside of you, and it’s because there’s something about your talents, values, and passion that are aligned. If you’re having a hard time answering this question, try asking people who support you. 
  5. Whose help would I need? None of us do this alone. It takes teams, supporters, family, friends, and our networks in order to play big. We need each other and that’s perfectly OK! 

We know that wrapping your head around a huge goal and vision can be as energizing as it is scary. But remember, there’s a community of people and resources here at The Riveter to support you and bring this big adventure to fruition.

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