If I could give you a gift today, it would be the gift of Vision. This one is of a particular challenge for me: Creating my own vision of what I want for my business and my life doesn’t come easily. After reading Joni’s blog on “Horizons” and Brett’s blog on “Projects” I have a better understanding of why. Never-the-less, without a pretty clear vision of what we want to reach, accomplish, create – how will we ever know if we’ve reached, accomplished, or created what we want? AND how can we then rejoice and savor the sense of accomplishment before charging on to the next one? From my conversation with Gerald Grinter came the question he was asked, “What if you get to the top of the ladder only to discover you leaned it up against the wrong wall?” It’s important to have a vision for your business – and your life!
Doug Firebaugh once said, “Vision is the ability to see what is not yet – So you can create what never was.”
The power to Transform would be wasted on someone who has no vision of what they want to create. Our nation’s founding fathers knew what they wanted, in part because it was very clear to them what they did not want (an oppressive government). Thomas Edison knew what he wanted in part because he knew what he did not want (light instead of dark). John F Kennedy and Ronald Reagan are both said to have given us a vision of what we could be as a nation. Inventors and leaders have vision: that inexplicable ability to see what does not yet exist.
What’s your vision: for business and life? Did you envision working 80 hours a week or a lot less? Did you envision yourself and your honey on a beach sipping Mai Tai’s while others make your money work for you? Do you have a vision? Do you have a plan for making that vision a reality? If not, let’s chat! If I can’t help you – I know people who can!