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Vision Quest!

“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare”

What is your vision in life?  What kind of lifestyle do you want to live?  What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?  What is the legacy that you want to leave?  When determining your purpose and vision in life, I often find people confused about their purpose and their vision.  The purpose of this article is going to help you crystallize your vision so that you can live a more fulfilled life because you are on the right path and fulfilling your life’s mission and purpose.

What is your purpose in life?     

Sit down and ask yourself that question.  Some examples could be:

  • “Make a difference in people’s life by providing them with excellent service in personal training, massage therapy, or whatever your occupation”
  • “To give back to society by volunteering your time to the underprivileged kids 5 hours per week”
  • “Fulfill God’s mission to use me in whatever way He deems necessary”
  • “To take my strengths and maximize my potential  in my chosen career”

Once you have answered this question, it is then possible to determine your vision.  Your vision fuels your passion, courage, drive, and determination to get up every morning and get excited about living your purpose.  It helps fulfill your existence and allows you to continue challenging yourself.   It is time to determine your PURPOSE & VISION and make sure you are on the right track to realize it.  Take action to crystallize your purpose and vision.

ACTION STEP:  Please write down the answers to the following questions in a special notebook.  Carve out 30 minutes in a quiet area where you will not get distracted.  Please complete these questions within the next 30 days. 

  1. What is your purpose in life?  If you are not sure, meditate, pray, and think about it everyday.  Over the course of the next few weeks, determine the purpose of your existence.
  2. What is your passion in life?
  3. What are your strengths?
  4. If you knew you couldn’t fail in life, what would you choose to do?
  5. What is your vision of where you want to end up in 25 years?

I encourage you to take ACTION on these questions.  When you determine your mission & vision, your life’s mission crystallizes and allows you to focus more on what you really want in life and allows you to eliminate what you don’t want.  It’s OK if you say “I don’t know”.  Take time everyday to answer even just one of these questions.  The more time you invest in these exercises over the next 30 days, the quality of your life will improve.  By understanding your purpose and vision, you will have more focus, clarity, passion, and energy.

Until next time:

Work with conviction, Give with heart, Live with passion!

Todd Durkin is a 2 Time Personal Trainer of the Year and Founder of Fitness Quest 10 & Todd Durkin Enterprises in San Diego, CA. He trains people from all walks of life, but is best known for the work he does with over 25 NFL Superstars. He trains the likes of LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Reggie Bush, Alex Smith, and Donnie Edwards amongst others. His expert staff of 30 trainers, coaches, and massage therapist/bodyworkers perform over 400 weekly sessions and help educate, motivate, and inspire the world to greater levels of health & fitness. Todd has 17 DVD’s on fitness & sports performance and has been featured in many national magazines and media outlets. His ezine newsletter “TD Times” is his way of connecting clients, trainers, coaches, colleagues, and friends from all over the world. He can best be reached via his websites,, or by using the contact form below: [easy-contact]

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