Having a vision is extremely important to actually achieving your goals.
The dictionary defines a vision as a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination or a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial.
I prefer to define it as the visualization of a future result, or to see more than what actually exists. Basically, it’s the ability to see the biggest picture possible.
Having a clear vision of what you want will allow you to not only see the big picture, but it will also allow you to draw all the small pieces that need to be in place to make your vision a reality.
So, why is having a vision for your future so important to your success?
Having A Vision Gives You Direction
When you have a clear vision and you understand the goal you want to achieve, you will be able to build a game plan to reach your goal.
This game plan will keep you on track and allow you to stay on the path to success. It can become easy to lose site of what the next step is without a plan to win.
Having a vision and a plan to bring that vision into reality will make it easier for you to stay on track, perform the next logical step and realize your dreams.
Having A Vision Allows You To Focus
In today’s world, it seems that more and more people are claiming to be ADD. Maybe that’s true or maybe it’s just that society is so full of distractions that you can’t help but notice all the shiny objects that beg for your attention.
Whatever the case is, this point is still true: in order to succeed, you have to be able to focus on achieving your goals.
Having a solid vision of what you want to achieve will allow you to keep the shiny objects at bay and focus on achieving your goals.
Having A Vision Makes Decision Making Easier
One trait that almost all successful people have is the ability to make decisions.
That sounds easy and you may think that everyone has this ability, but believe me, it is harder than it appears.
We are faced with decisions all the time and sometimes a decision needs to be made quickly.
Having a good handle on your vision and understanding the steps necessary for achieving it will make those times much easier.
Any time a decision needs to be made, simply refer back to your vision and ask yourself which direction gets you closer to realizing your goal.
Having A Vision Keeps You Motivated
One of the biggest issues that I see people face on the way to achieving their dreams is they lose motivation and stop just shy of the finish line.
Winning takes energy, endurance and a commitment to finish the job. Remove one of these and you will most likely fail. Losing site of the importance of what you are doing can play a huge role in diminishing the desire you have for success.
Trust me, the closer you get to achieving your goals, the harder it will seem to be for you to finish the job.
Having a great vision and one that is significant enough to keep your interest will keep you excited when things get tough.
You have to believe your dreams are worth the effort. When you have a vision that you can believe in and in your heart you know you have to make that dream a reality, nothing can stop you. When things start to get tough, look back at your vision and force yourself to move forward. You will be shocked at what you can actually accomplish.
Success is simple. You’ve heard this said a lot, and it’s true. It’s not always easy, heck, sometimes it’s downright hard.
Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve will make the whole effort a lot easier.
Sit down and think about what you are trying to accomplish. Refine your vision and write it down so you always have it in front of you.
Make that vision one that will give you direction, keep you focused, make it easy to make decisions and keep you motivated.
Develop your vision, achieve your goals and LIVE LIFE!