I was told that I might chat a bit too much about Nepal haha. Which is definetly true because my latest great adventures took place in that beautiful country, or at least a lot of very unique experiences are linked to Nepal. Recently I realized that my unconscious way of getting attention is grounded in showing that ‘I am shining’ (aka cool experiences and happy stuff)! Originally this comes from the wish to be an inspiration for others and now I also see that it is sometimes pure selfishness to share … haha ​​oops. Which makes it sometimes difficult, because I want to choose to share things, not for attention, but for enrichment and inspiration. Anyway, I would also like to share this story and hopefully you will get something out of it (even if it is a smile while reading).

Surprise surprise! This blog has to do with Nepal of course haha. During the QuestTrek (the 6-day trekking & personal development training) I got to do a guided visualization around the question “Where will I be in 5 years?”. The idea of this visualization is actually ‘seeing’/ fantasizing and feeling, while staying connected with the here and now, where I will be in 5 years’ time. With eyes closed and physical taking steps into the future, it supports the mind to make a mental leap forward and through questions asked by the coach, a picture is drawn by different pieces of visualisation.

What came to mind at that moment? In 5 years: I saw myself working in coaching & training. I saw that I have my own company with my father and I would mainly focus on young people. I also found myself in a kind of apartment in a kind of attic with a pointed roof. The visualization continued from 5 years back to the present. I actually already had plans for the next 2 to 3 years so I kinda filled them in quite easily. Traveling in Australia, studying in Berlin and finally starting a business in the Netherlands.

Now, thanks to COVID19, my plans have been changed completely. To my great surprise, I suddenly find myself in a place, where I didn’t expect to see myself for the next 5 years. I created a training with my father for young adults (18 to 25 years old) and I have my own studio in Nijmegen, including a pointed roof. I feel exactly where I should be right now.

I now realize that where I’d see myself in 5 years time is / was my goal! The 5 years was a nice journey but not ‘relevant’ for the destination where I am now and want to be. Life works in mysterious ways. My goal, vision was what I saw in 5 years and I lived towards it. And the twist is that it, a vision, is not time-bound at all, and therefore easily deformed from 5 years to 4 months quarantine. I am still going to travel someday and I also follow my vision.

My point with this story is that when I live with a vision or purpose or destination in mind, I will arrive too. How? That’s a good question, and one can only fantasize about it. Of course setting small goals and go for it will get you there. Ultimately, life offers countless opportunities and living from a vision will make it easy to seize these opportunities. For me it is time to choose a new vision for the future.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
What keeps you busy?
Who’s next to you on this path?
Where are you living?
What is your vision?


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