It’s easy to lose sight of our goals and priorities or get sidetracked by the multitude of stresses and problems associated with your day-to-day workload. You might even find yourself or worse, not being able to focus on anything at all which means everything else around you just kind of disappears…
Do you have a consistent vision for your future? This can be hard because life is so busy. When we’re trying to accomplish all of those tasks (and if you don’t feel like you’re doing enough, think about what it would take for you to let go).
Good vision comes from having a clear, specific vision for your life. What defines “good vision” may vary from person to person — but one thing remains constant: all great visionaries have strong visions that guide them through their lives.
“I think that the greatest gift God ever gave man is not the gift of sight but the gift of vision. Sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart. You weren’t born just to live a life and to die; you were born to accomplish something specifically.” — Dr. Myles Munroe.
A vision is the first step of the journey. It’s the “why” that drives you, what’s important to you and your purpose. Our lives are filled with distractions and chaos, and it’s easy to get lost in all of it without a clear vision for where we want to go. I know because I’ve been there. My vision was blurry right along with everything else as I tried to make sense of what was happening around me.
I’ve noticed that when I get really busy with my life and start feeling like nothing is going right, the first thing I do is try to figure out what my vision is.
I think this is something that all of us do — we spend so much energy trying to figure out what our future will be like and where we’ll be in five years that we never have time to figure out how to get there.
Instead of trying to figure out how to reach your goals, go ahead and ask yourself what kind of person you’d like to be: A successful person who is confident and happy? A person who has lots of friends? A person who makes a difference in the world?
Once you know what kind of person you want to be, it’s easier to know how to make those things happen.
Let’s face it — things change so fast. And all too often it feels like they change faster than we can keep up with them.
Moreover, keeping your vision from getting blurry in the middle of life’s chaos can be really hard. It takes a lot of effort, dedication, and commitment. But if you want to achieve your goals, it’s worth it.
You have to know what you want and why you want it. You have to keep yourself motivated and focused on your goal. You also have to stay positive as much as possible so that you don’t give up on yourself when things get tough.
The best way to keep your vision from getting blurry in the middle of life’s chaos is to keep it simple.
Your vision should be simple enough that you can explain it clearly to someone without them feeling like they’re being made fun of for not understanding it.
It should also be something that you believe in and are willing to fight for — even if no one else believes in it too.
If you want something, go get it. Don’t wait around for others to do it for you or try to convince them why they should do it too.
You can’t see a lifetime in one sitting, but you can certainly dream it.
Vision is the ability to see clearly and remember how things used to be. It’s about seeing into the future, not just for yourself but for others. Vision is about seeing opportunities for change and growth, not just for yourself but for others as well. Vision is about being able to see what needs to be done, when it needs doing, and then do it — without apology or delay.
Where there is no vision, the people perish . . . Proverbs 29:18 KJV