You can seize only what you can see.
Vision is everything for a leader. It is utterly indispensable.
Vision leads the leader. It paints the target. It sparks and fuels the fire within, and draws him forward.
Vision starts within.
If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires. Look to your calling if you have one.
Vision draws on your history. It grows from a leader’s past and the history of the people around him.
True vision is far-reaching.
One of the most valuable benefits of vision is that it acts like a magnet — attracting, challenging, and uniting people.
The greater the vision, the more winners it has the potential to attract.
Do you know your life’s mission? What stirs your heart? What do you dream about? If what you’re pursuing doesn’t come from a desire within — from the very depths of who you are and what you believe — you will not be able to accomplish it.
The Unhappy Voice: Discontent with the status quo is a great catalyst for vision.
To fulfill a big vision, you need a good team. But you also need good advice from someone who is ahead of you in the leadership journey.
If you want to lead others to greatness, find a mentor.
Think about what you’d like to see change in the world around you.
The Higher Voice: Have you looked beyond yourself, even beyond your own lifetime, as you’ve sought your vision?
To improve your vision:
- Measure yourself.
- Do a gut check. What makes you cry? What makes you dream? What gives you energy?