“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~Joel A. Barker
If I gave you a 100 million dollars what would you do with it and how would you want to spend your days?
What would you do after you’ve traveled, got a new car, bought some fun stuff? What would motivate you to get out of bed in the morning excited to take on the day?
Sadly too many people get out of bed because they have to as they haven’t taken the time to figure out what will make them WANT to get out of bed in the morning. They dream about a better day and a more meaningful life but dreaming doesn’t get you places. Taking action and working towards the dream does, but before all that can take place there has to be vision.
If I gave you permission to accomplish anything, to be anything, to do anything, what would that be?
How would your ideal life look like? And what kind of impact would you want to leave on the people around you? You don’t need to become world famous and reach millions of people in order to have impact. There are people in your local community whose lives you could change for the better.
Why You Need a Vision
Think of vision as your road map of where you want to go. You wouldn’t just get in the car and start driving around hoping that eventually you will end up at the “right” place.
Strangely, that’s what a lot of people are doing. They don’t even think of where they are going. Could you imagine if you got on a ship meant to take you from England to New York but the captain decided to let the ship drift wherever the wind and ocean current would take it?
Sure, you may end up exploring some amazing places, after all, that’s how Columbus discovered what we now call America, but he had a vision to discover what laid outside his immediate horizon and I think we can all agree on that he accomplished that.
What do you want to do with your one and precious life? I know it’s a BIG question, and as I’ve stated many times our passions and visions will mold, take shape and change as we move through life but what is your VISION of your most ideal life RIGHT now? That’s what you need to be working towards. And you can’t be afraid to dream BIG.
Go ahead and dream a little, create a vision board, connect with how it would feel like if you had your ideal life, smile and follow that feeling. It will lead you.
Feel free to share your BIG dream in the comments below. I dare you! 🙂