The Personal Narrative Vision

In my previous article on how I perform my Annual Review, I briefly discussed the Personal Narrative Vision (PNV) exercise. I’ve developed the PNV by drawing on many other visualization exercises I’ve encountered over the years, synthesizing them into a simple yet profound writing exercise.

The PNV is one of the most important but also least structured exercises I perform. It is like a blank canvas, allowing me to paint a picture of a desired future without constraints or boundaries. I don’t use any particular guidelines or rules myself. The only instruction is to write, in present tense, a detailed description of what my life will look like in one year. It doesn’t need to be feasible or even realistic.

Because there is no checklist, the only way to demonstrate what it looks like is simply to show you my own.

Tiago’s Personal Narrative Vision 2018

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