How to develop your vision – It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision - Helen Keller

Who is Helen Keller?

Born in 1880, she was a deaf-blind american who despite her disabilities went on to become a prominent author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree! You can imagine all the obstacles she overcame to achieve these feats. So when she says that it is a terrible thing to see and have no vision, she knows what she is saying. Read her biography here – The Story of my Life  . You can also watch a YouTube video about her childhood – The Miracle Worker!

What’s your vision?

What do you see in your future? In what direction is your life headed? If you take some specific steps today and consistently in the future, where do you think it would lead?  It is very important to be able to answer these questions at some point in your life. The earlier you do so, the better and you have to work hard to continue to keep your vision alive.

What is vision?

By vision I mean the ability to see where you are heading! It is the ability to see where your present action will lead you. Wise people are people of clear vision. To be wise is to know what results you want in your life and to be willing and aware of some of the actions that you must take to bring you to the envisioned destination. Vision is different from dreams in that you have gone beyond wishing to personalizing and appropriating what you see. Vision is a dream that has become so real to you, that it is influencing all the decisions you make today!

How can you see and have no vision!

It means you can see your present needs, the world around you, the challenges that you face but you are unable to see or envision  how you would want tomorrow to be. The truth is that none of us can predict tomorrow, but I believe that God has made it possible for us to imagine and envision the future so that it can inspire us to action! To wake up everyday at a job you don’t like and have no plans for change is seeing without having a vision. What you want to do is determine to find out what you are uniquely designed to contribute to this world and work hard at it with the help of God until your take your last breath. There is so much joy and peace in doing what comes naturally to you and being paid to do it.

Wisdom Webinar

In my last Wisdom Webinar I talked about developing your vision, fleshing out your dreams and answered some questions on the subject of vision! I am sure you would take a lot from this video. It’s about 50 mins long. Enjoy!

The next Wisdom Webinar will be about keeping yourself motivated and focused on your vision. Register Now to get the reminders and links to attend! Reserve your space right now!

Share your thoughts!

Jump in! Add your wisdom to the discussion! Do you have a clear vision for your life? How do you make sure your vision remains clear? Are there any habits you have to help with developing your vision?