What is your vision?
What does that question conjure up for you?
Does it make you think of some hypothetical unreachable scenario?
Or something (or someone) you find particularly beautiful?
Or is it a clear destination that you’re heading for?
Many people don’t have a vision. Or they might have a vision involving something along the lines of world peace and eliminating hunger for good.
Your vision can be powerful. It needs to be something that you hold dear, something that you desire fiercely and something that you have at least some idea of what first steps you need to take in order to reach it.
The word vision comes from the Latin visio, the past participle of the verb videre to see, and a vision can be described as “an experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present.”
This ability to visualise scenarios that haven’t actually happened is part of what it means to be human. Our imagination, our mind’s eye, has the potential to be a crystal ball looking into our future. So many amazing inventions first took shape in the imagination of their creators.
I wonder how many of you are reading this on an iPad or iPhone…
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed, the vision pulls you. When you have a vision that is strong enough and powerful enough, nothing can stand in your way; no setback, no barrier, no breakdown can keep you from persevering.” – Steve Jobs
Do you have a vision that makes you feel like this?
So many of us stumble blindly through life doing what society expects of us, having the power to see….yet having no vision.
How much more could be achieved by the human race if more of us took the time to create a compelling vision of our own futures?
How much more motivated could you be if you were being pulled by something so irresistible and exciting that you would move heaven and earth to make it happen?
If you don’t have a vision, a purpose, take some time to try and discover what it might be.
What is it that lights you up?
What is it that makes you happy?
What is it that you would regret not even trying?
Start with what you love and be willing to be pulled towards it.
(Previously published on alittlebitofpeaceandquiet.com Sep 14, 2015.)