Building your Vision…Fulfilling your Dreams

Have a strong vision, put it into action and be committed to it. Without action, visions are just dreams.

What is a vision? According to the dictionary a vision is “the power of seeing; something in a dream or trance, a mental image, power of a vision.” It is not about day dreaming. It is a painting scene in your mind, a goal, and a dream of what you want to be, what you want to do, and how to achieve it. “It is actually creating something in your mind, which you fully intend to create in your reality.”

Importance of a Vision

Do you know powerful having a vision is? I have learned that successful leaders and businessmen all have one thing in common — they all have vision. Try to imagine a world without Walt Disney. Disneyland existed because of a vision. It was a vision of a place where children and parents could have together. Through his unwavering perseverance and optimism, he was able to achieve his dream and make it into a reality. Though Walt never lived to see his vision fulfilled, he had already seen his vision clearly far before it had ever become a reality. That’s the power of a vision!

Here’s why vision is important in building a successful life:

Vision gives you focus:

 It serves as your “guiding light” that keeps you on course. It allows you to focus on your priorities. It propels you to keep on pressing for success in the midst of every opposition. There will be failures along the way but you should not let them be the reason to stop you from fulfilling your dream or your destiny. That is why it is also very important to that as you focus in realizing your life’s vision, learn to incorporate the simple secrets of happiness so that you live a more meaningful life.

Vision takes you out of your comfort zone.

To be successful, you must be willing to take risks. The strength of successful people is in their ability to face fear. You have more in you than you could possibly know. Your vision has the potential to change millions of lives around the world. Don’t be afraid. Step out! Have a big vision.

Vision gives you persistence.

It gives you the ability to chase your dreams in the midst of adversity when others would give up. It causes you to do the daily things necessary. It requires commitment, determination and persistence to keep going. The power of a vision can only come to pass if you put in a life on it, own your dreams and decide to make it real.

Vision determines your success.

If you don’t think you can achieve great things, then you never will. If you have a strong vision, you won’t let anything stop you. It is the vision that makes you a victor. Some people fail because along the way they become discouraged and disheartened by challenges and setbacks. As Bishop T.D. Jakes puts it ; “If you can conceive the invisible you can achieve the impossible.” It allows to never put a limitation to yourself and explore more of what life has in stored for you.

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Do you want to be successful? Have a strong vision, put it into action and be committed to it. Without action, visions are just dreams. Whether you are a student, a young professional, an entrepreneur, a leader, a spouse, or a parent, you need to have vision in life. Believe in yourself and see yourself rising to new levels. See your business exploding. See your marriage fulfilling. See your family prosperous and happy. See your dreams coming true. Indeed, a vision-directed life is a very good road to follow as your aim to live a life filled with happiness and fulfilled dreams.

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