“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at”― Bruce Lee
Our eyesight lets us see the world. Our vision lets us see where we have come from and where we are going. It shows us what to avoid to reach the destination.
Therefore it is foolish to cross the road without seeing either side. Well, it might work for the best in a romantic Bollywood movie, but the reality is otherwise.
Having a vision in life is more important than goals for only after having a vision can you set your goals. You need to finalize the destination before buying the tickets.
It may be said that setting goals is easy but without vision, the drive to achieve the goal can waver. Many people quit their goals due to this very reason.
They lack a burning, empowering, and exciting vision. Without a vision, they have no passion, let alone the drive. Hence it becomes easier for them to give up whenever faced with challenges.
However, if they did have a vision, they’d put in more effort to overcome the challenge for success lies at the top of the staircase and challenges are just the steps to climb.
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you”, said Steve Jobs. Accordingly, this is why an exciting vision is crucial to your success in life. It gives you the will to survive even when faced with a hurricane in a tropical forest.
People who have a clear vision know what needs to be done. They are always excited when they come across an impediment.
This is so because the hurdle shows them that they are in the right direction of self-improvement and thereby a few more steps up the staircase to success.
A clear and exciting vision makes you focused and driven. You know exactly what you want. When you can see what you want to achieve in your life, you feel the need to secure it.
You look forward to living the future you desire. You go from being a wild horse to a racehorse. The prior prances about aimlessly while the latter wins the trophy.
It is irrelevant what you want to achieve in your life or at work. Note that the vision should excite you naturally, for you cannot create and sustain a fake vision.
A vision can be anything from building a new business and becoming a multi-billionaire, or to becoming an excellent, inspiring teacher the students look up to. Either of the visions bears the same value as long as the end result genuinely excites you.
People with a vision thrive, but without a vision, they do know not where to go. If you do not know where to go, how then will you make any decisions, right or wrong?
If you don’t have a destination then all the forms of transportation in the world are not going to be of any help to you. No vision gets you no destination that gets you exactly where you were, no more further.
A good example of vision can be drawn from the life of President John F. Kennedy. He had once gone on a visit to NASA and come across a janitor who was mopping the floor.
The president approached the janitor and asked him what he was doing. The gentleman said, “I’m helping put a man to the moon.” In other words, a man with a vision makes his existence worthwhile.