When I was first asked this question, I realized that people have a different definition as to what it means to have a vision for their lives. What this parent meant was “Isn’t my 9 year old child too young to know what she wants to do (professionally) when she grows up?” She didn’t want to put too much pressure on her child at such a young age. At Adventures in Wisdom™, encouraging kids to create a vision doesn’t mean knowing what profession they want to work in; it means deciding who they want to be in this world and what they want to experience. Yes, part of that might include their profession, but that’s just one small component of it.
Think of their vision as the big picture of what they want to experience – their goals and their dreams. Having a vision gives kids purpose and direction in their lives – it can act as their “inner compass” during their life’s journey. Without a vision, kids may drift