What is your Vision?
Buddha: “The mind is everything. What you think, you become”
Virgil: “They succeed because they think they can”
Helen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all!”
Where are you going in life? What do you want? What do you really really want? You only have one life, you have the power to choose. What do you really want?
Human beings are amazing, in that they create life, their words, and their future moment by moment. So as a creator of your future, you may as well decide what you want to create.
When you know what you want, and you come at it focused, positive & motivated – YOU HAVE ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED.
Our vision for our business is what we define as a desirable future state. It is where we choose we want to be in the next 12 months…or 10 years. It’s your choice. It is personal, it is what feels right for you, for your life, for your business. By having a clear vision that is compelling, something you can articulate with passion and in high definition, it is something that reignites your zeal and drive for your business, on a daily basis. It acts as a North Star, to help guide you and to make the right choices, to prioritise your day and to motivate you through those difficult moments, and helps others support you by being drawn to your focus, which can be shared with clarity.
As you build your business spend time with your vision. Ensure that you can add depth and colour by being able to answer simple questions, such as – Why are we here? Who do we serve? What’s the value we offer? Why should customers engage with us? Why should all ‘partners” travel on this road with us? What “purpose” is so compelling that “all partners who travel on this road with us” jump out of bed in the morning to help us, eliminate obstacles, and help us succeed?
Don’t let your vision of your success become blurry. Keep it live, keep it present, keep it current. Your vision is more important than any other aspect of your strategy, it is the beacon, yours and others’ guiding star.
Entrepreneurs typically start with a core idea and then if they are lucky, they have some initial success that requires them to actually build a business delivery model. Many of them then become bogged down in the day to day operation and tasks required to fulfil their product or service commitments to their customers. Remember, successful businesses do not get that way by accident. They live in three horizons: today, tomorrow, and the future. In the day to day, it is easy to get lost and lose your bearings. It can be important to be responsive, agile and flexible but only as it serves your vision of your future.
Let your compelling, exciting, personal & clear vision be your destination. Make sure you keep your eye on the road and what lies ahead not just on what you’re driving and whether or not you have enough gas to get there. Every day stay focused on your destination, head up, eyes forward, and have fun.
Fiona will be running a workshop Thursday March 22nd at our Hatch Social Club– Be sure to register today to secure your free space!