What’s your vision?

Few things can motivate purposeful behaviour like having an inspiring vision. Something to look forward to, something that excites us, something that makes now more special.

Vision is linked to optimism, and meaning. That ‘we can bear with any how, as long as there is a strong enough why’ (paraphrased Nietzsche). Vision can can make us willing to forgive the past, let go and try again. No longer living out of history, but imagination.

Here are 10 quotes to muse on the topic of vision:

  1.  “The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller
  2. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch
  3. “Mirrors are perpetually deceitful. They lie and steal your true self. They reveal only what your mind believes it sees” – Dee Remy
  4. “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton
  5. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.” – Joel Barker
  6. “Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for- because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything” – Peter Marshall
  7. “Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do” – Gian Carlo Menotti
  8. “When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell
  9. “The empires of the future are empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” Dr. Leo Buscaglia

So, what’s your vision?

Anil Salick

Anil Salick

Strategist, Facilitator, Coach, Writer. Shares about inspiration, leadership, critical thinking, fun, sports and current events.