If I asked you to explain the vision to me for your life/business/church, etc.. Would you be able to? It’s okay if you can’t. Most would probably have a hard time. And that is the purpose of today’s article. I want to help you understand just how important it is to have clarity in your vision and know where you are going. Sometimes in our pursuit of the dream, we can bypass the process of the vision. Sadly, this is a reason businesses and ideas die. There wasn’t a solid foundation to build upon. It may take off at first, but a vision is what sustains us in the long run. It keeps our eyes focused on what is ahead with a clear and detailed plan. Slow success will always be greater than quick success with no vision.
As you start to get clarity in your vision, every detail matters. From the people who are on your team, to where you want to go, to the plan to get there, to how you will make an impact through your vision, to the culture you create, to the way it all reflects within your branding. Vision plays a big role. The more clear we are on our vision, the less time we will have to spend explaining to others. It will be clear.
Once you are clear on your vision, next you can start settling goals in place to make sure the vision doesn’t just stay in a document but grows legs and walks. Our vision requires action. Or else it will only be in our own minds and never released to its fullest potential. Narrow down your goals into quarterly increments. And then break down into monthly / weekly / daily goals. This will help keep the vision in front of you and help you to continue taking steps.
Here’s a simple process to follow:
- Get the vision
- Make it clear
- Create a strategy to implement the vision
- Write out goals to make it happen
- Set up a system to stay on top of those quarterly/monthly/weekly / daily goals
We tend to make things more complicated than they have to be. Once you start to simplify your vision and put a plan in place to make it happen, you will be surprised at how quickly things start to all come together. Keep taking steps, keep the vision in front of you, and keep looking ahead. You will go further than you can imagine.
The last word of advice on how you can listen to learn is before you respond or enter into a conversation you know might be hard, pause and take a moment to let any anger be removed. The worst thing we can do is go into a conversation angry. Pause. Pray. And invite God to lead you in your conversation.
You don’t have to walk on eggshells any longer or fear the next hard conversation with a boss, employee, or relative. You are a powerful person, and remember, words are powerful. So choose them wisely. Lead the conversation in humility, and listen to learn. You might be surprised by what you learn from those with different perspectives than you.
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