I have spent the last few years talking about Vision. Circling around the discussion why vision matters and the “how” on setting and developing vision. I’ve talked with people from various industries and also many ministers in my local community. The topic is greatly received, and many agree that without vision we are aimless in our goings.
While vision is a primary step in Strategic Planning, it is not the first step you must take. In fact, inventory checking and awareness of where you are today is your first step towards catching vision.
So what? Why does Vision matter? Many sources state the importance of Vision specifically for businesses, ministries, and community projects as an opportunity to invite others to see potential in what could become if they would only invest their resources.
Look around you, the stores on your local corners, the home that you reside, the building you work out of…those all began with an awareness to what was, and potential of what could be.
The beauty of being human, is our ability to create, problem solve, unite others, develop a community and engage in relationships. When we stop doing the work and lift our heads long enough to see where we are, our future begins to come into focus. Then we can see clearly a matter that must be addressed today so that tomorrow is more beautiful.
How are you developing vision in your life? Remember to take time to sit in the presence of today. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here yet. Make time today to look up from your daily “stuff” and inventory your current state, you may be surprised to find that your creativity skyrockets and vision spontaneously develops. Then you will see the End Result in mind and align daily “stuff” with your vision getting much closer to a reality that has yet to come into existence.