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The concept of “vision” is all about having a vivid mental image of what you want to accomplish. The vision in your mind should be so clear and strong, that it will help make your goal become a reality.

Many businesses or entrepreneurs will start their endeavor by carefully craning a vision statement. These statements will communicate the overall goals of your business.

In fact, a good vision statement will include three elements:

  • Your Purpose
  • Your Goals
  • Your Values

A great leader needs to start with a powerful vision for his goal. It is so much easier to lead people when you have a concrete idea of where you want to go.

Research shows that when employee’s find a vision statement meaningful, they are 18% more likely to be engaged than average.

The best leaders have a vision that follows the three elements above, and they will not waiver from its path until they reach their goal.

Example: Nelson Mandela

"Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world."

Nelson Mandela had a vision of the end of apartheid. He fought endlessly for this vision and even spent many years in jail, because of it. But, he never wavered. His vision and conviction were so compelling that eventually, he succeeded. He lived not only to see the end of apartheid but to become the first president of South Africa.

Why It’s Important in Everyday Life:

You need to have a vision in your life because it is going to keep you on track.

Think of your vision as your goals or dreams. It's what you want in life, and it gives you something concrete to build towards as you move forward.

Great achievers harness visualization as a powerful tool to propel them towards success. They constantly think about their goals, visualize achieving them and think about how they will feel when they reach them.

I am not talking about some esoteric theory that thinking about your goals will manifest in the universe. There is nothing wrong with that belief, but visualization itself is merely a tool. You don’t have to think about it on a mystical level.

Having an overall vision of what you want in life gives you something to work towards and helps you get there. You will face obstacles and adversity, your plans will change, but having an overall vision will help you meet any issues head-on. You will confront these obstacles head-on because you know exactly where you are heading.


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