How to refocus your vision


Written by
Naomi Bassey


Ever feel like you’re stuck in rut? Lost direction? Unsure of what you want to do? We’ve all been there, lost focus and lost vision, it’s easily done. But what you can do is stop it from repeatedly happening. It’s good to always reevaluate your goals, your life plan, your work aspirations and it is vital to always set time aside to do so.

Here are some practical tips for regaining your focus and aligning your energy back into your vision.


I'm a dreamer, I get swamped with ideas, I get excited by ideas, I get overwhelmed by ideas, my creative brain is constantly on the go. The downside to this is that it leads to having goals that feel bigger than myself and realistically (being the key word here) they are not going to happen overnight, but, are they achievable? of course. I watched a video by Rila Alexander where she explains "without the doing, dreaming is useless". She continues to explain the very relatable journey of having an idea and executing it, going through the emotions of daydreaming, procrastination, losing focus, deadlines, the temptation of new ideas and finally working hard on your idea.

Every journey of an idea or goal always boils down to hard work, if you want something to be your reality, then ask yourself; are you willing to do what it takes to make it happen? If the answer is yes, then let us understand what your vision is? What is your idea? And let's get really clear about it.


We all work in different ways but for me taking a moment to brainstorm and essentially go back to the drawing board, really gives me that new drive of energy and that extra push to continue my pursuit. A great way to refocus your vision is to write down your intentions and place them in your viewpoint every morning. I do this because I need to see daily what I am aiming for and my reasons for doing what what I am doing. You'll start to notice how close you are to achieving your goals and what you need to action next.

Doing this also helps you stay motivated when you start to tick things off your list. If you are a list addict like me, you'll understand exactly what I mean. Seeing what you've achieved and what you’re working to accomplish will help you when you hit a brick wall or feel deflated. Realising the importance of noting and tracking your goals is vital to seeing your progress and how far you have come.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What do I want to achieve?

  2. How do I want my life to be different in 3 months?

  3. How can I achieve those goals and priorities? Every goal needs the steps that go with it. Start breaking things down into smaller steps.

  4. What is your first weeks to do list to get you closer to reaching your goal?


I know it's easy to wonder where has the time gone when you are pursuing something or that maybe you are taking too long on a project but do not rush this process, enjoy it, embrace it, as long as you are actively doing, time should not come into the equation.

@@Don't rush your process, your projects, your journey, your vision. It's all a journey to be enjoyed.@@

Instead of focussing on where time has gone or that you’re not reaching your goals based on time instead use your time more efficiently and effectively and just focus on actioning your goals. Why waste that time worrying when you could be doing getting closer to achieving your dreams.

Take control of your life

Remember this is your life, everything you do has to be for you because if you are not doing it for the right reasons or with passion your pursuit will continue to feel aimless and full of struggles. Focus on yourself, your passions, your achievements and your end goal.

@@Every little thing you do is making a difference towards your future self. Keep pushing, keep going.@@

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