What is Vision?

Over the next few weeks I will be unpacking the concept of a Vision. In a nutshell, we will be discovering the what, why and how of a Vision.

The term “vision” is probably one of the most used words in organisational circles. One of the most difficult challenges you will face as a leader is to convey a vision to people who do not have a vision themselves. A vision for your life is the discovery of a reason for your existence.

Everyone has a deep, original purpose for life. Vision is the motivating force that drives you to live out a meaningful, satisfying life. Following a vision develops you as a leader, as it provides an assignment – a task for life. You may be stuck thinking, how do I determine my vision? How will I know what I should be doing with my life?

Your vision can often be discovered after asking yourself, “What is my passion? What excites me?”. Vision is to be locked into a grand and overwhelming purpose for your life. There must be no question about it – your vision should motivate you to jump out of bed each day, to ignite everybody around you with your flame of enthusiasm and your indomitable spirit. You should feel like the early bird that got up early enough to catch the worm. Once you experience this feeling, and you have identified your passion, you will know your vision.

Take a piece of paper today still and start writing your dream down. Always plan 5 years ahead! Work through your Vision year-by-year. It might look big in the beginning, but remember a Vision is something achievable. What might seem scary now is purely the beginning of your path towards accomplishing your dreams.