Friday, 2 February 2018

Imagine Have Vision

I don't mean become an armchair athlete and imagine running ... I'm talking about those times when you don't feel like running and are looking for excuse to hit the armchair instead - imagine what its like to run to get yourself in the mood. When I'm looking for excuses not to go for a run I visualise running that ridge or remember the enjoyment of running certain routes - the wind in my hair, the sun on my face, even the feel of the cold of a winters day run across frosty fields.

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter


"Vision without action is merely a dream." 
~ Joel A. Barker

When the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak use your imagination to get motivated, put mind over matter, imagine where you want to go, put on your trainers and go there ... before you change your mind :)

"Don't dream it, be it" 
~ Rocky Horror Picture Show ("Fanfare/Don't Dream It")

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” 
~ Warren G. Bennis

The full quote from Joel Barker is

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." 

So many of us just pass the time .. acting without vision following the herd.

"And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun" ~ Pink Floyd (Time

Vision helps give life meaning ... it gives direction and purpose ... its a guide for choosing current and future courses of action - it provides a filter to separate what's important from what's not.

Without vision obstacles and setbacks can seem like roadblocks and the end of the road. Vision gives direction ... not a detailed plan to follow - if one way is blocked then try another.

Vision should motivate not dictate ... it's not a detailed plan to follow but a direction.

“Ones vision is not a road map but a compass.” 
~ Peter Block

So ... when you feel you can't be bothered to make an effort to turn your dreams into reality ... remember what Edgar Allan Poe said 

“The best things in life make you sweaty.” 

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