Are you on track for success?
As a leader, your vision is a source of hope and life to your followers. Your vision determines the destiny. However, there are many who have no vision for their lives and wonder how to get one. There are others who have a vision, but are stuck in the rut of confusion not knowing what to do next. Then there are those who had a vision but abandoned it because of discouragement, disillusionment, some measure of failure or just pure frustration. If you are in one of these categories then it is time to assess where you are going, define or redefine your vision, capture or recapture a personal passion, simplify your vision or to just plainly document your vision.
If you are hating what you have to do in order to pursue your vision … something is wrong. It is time to examine your motives. See if there are inconsistencies between who you are and what you are trying to accomplish.
Have you taken ownership of the vision? … Do you have the heart for it?
If pursuing your vision causes you to violate your values then you need to get another vision.
Could it be that you need an attitude checkup … or … are you being too idealistic?
Perhaps you need to accept the way your vision is unfolding and simply change your expectations concerning how long it will take to accomplish the goals and reach the milestones.
Have you stopped dreaming? Permit yourself to dream a little everyday … explore possibilities … embrace options … live a little … be creative … live outside the box … dare to be different … dare to be bold. Continuous dreaming to envision the possibilities of your future actually helps you to move forward.
Have you made personal growth your primary goal? The only way to fulfill a big vision is to grow with it. The bigger the vision, the bigger the skillset needed to achieve it or the more you need to involve others you can learn from and who can help you.
Have you lost your focus? Sometimes when you start out on a quest and give it your all (mentally, physically and emotionally) … you end up being totally drained, simply because you did not pace yourself for the journey, build in rest time or appropriately scope the plan. You may need to schedule time to recuperate, regroup and then dive back in to continue the journey.
The greatest reward of pursuing a vision is who you become as a result. You were born to achieve something significant, you are destined to make a difference in our generation and leave a distinctive legacy.
Start today, make defining and sharpening your vision your main focus so that you can have a solid purpose and meaning in life.
I encourage you to believe in your dreams … reconnect with your passion … your future is not ahead of you … it is within you.