If a leader has no vision while leading others then they will be ineffective in successfully leading the organization forward. This is because, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” This is true in the context of leading other people and within a leader’s individual life. A leader who does not have personal vision will be ineffective in accomplishing their dreams and goals. This is why it is essential for a leader to have a personal vision. It gives them self motivation to move forward in accomplishing their dreams and have a positive impact on others. Tony Dungysays this about personal vision:
“The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. Vision will ignite the fire of passion that fuels our commitment to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve excellence. Vision has no boundaries and knows no limits. Our vision is what we become in life.”
Since vision is a large component of living a significant life, it’s wise to have and be pursuing a personal vision. Here are some suggestions on finding and moving toward your personal vision:
Think about what you want to accomplish, do, and achieve in your life. Then develop a life plan to accomplish it. It should include something that makes a difference and will leave a lasting legacy.
Write a personal vision statement on paper. This is a process that requires thought and time to develop. It should be a statement which reflects your life purpose, goals, and intentions.
Set realistic short and long term Goals aligned with your vision. Setting and focusing on your goals allows you to be moving forward in what you want to accomplish. They are the pathway from where you are to where you want to go.
Start to turn your vision into reality by taking daily steps toward what you want to do and accomplish. If you want to be moving toward your personal vision and dreams, it requires daily intentional steps toward it.
Questions:What other ways can a person find and be moving toward a personal vision? Do you have a personal vision for your life?