What do you imagine for yourself?
The proverb says it well, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
When everything else was clouded, I lacked vision. We all do. A difficult aspect of losing sight of purpose is seeing actions through a dirty lens. Actions become less strategic and joyful, and the focus rests heavily on momentary likes or dislikes. Not long-term work to be done.
When I started holding onto every comment on every evaluation, no matter how minute or petty, I realized I was done. Vision focused on an emotional response will never satisfy.
Just as a vision expecting validation from others can be crushing, but I believe this is the place where so many of us get derailed. We see what we stand for, we know why we are standing where we stand, but once we see past the tips of our toes, we are open for attack. It often sends us right back to square one. We see out the window of vision with cloudy eyes, broken glasses, and plenty of smudges, and our view of what we stand for gets shaky.
Here is this week’s video on setting your vision!
When do you decide where your purpose best fits the future?