Let me start by saying my goal here is and always will be to help those in search of more and connect you with good quality information. I have and continue to scour the web in search of information that inspires me or helps reinforce what I have learned. Every now and then something even sparks and challenges me mentally. If you thirst for more and are tired of living a pathetic or just average life then you need to read the excerpt below which I found on Vic Johnson's site. Read this with an open mind and really contemplate the meaning of vision.
The ancient writer tells us in Proverbs that “Without a vision, the people perish.” And Thoreau told us that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” No doubt because the masses are without a vision for their lives.
What is your vision for your future, your ideal life? Is it written down? Do you review it and think about it often? Have you “enthroned” it in your heart? Is your life organized around goals and objectives that will ensure your vision is reached?
Wallace D. Wattles, wrote “There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world.” And yet it is the “sustained and consecutive thought” about our vision that is the first and primary labor of achievement.
Thoreau also wrote one of my most favorite passages of all time. And it gives us the best reason there is to stop what you’re doing today and identify the vision for your life. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
We are what we think and you have probably been thinking about the new you. Consider the passage above “sustained and consecutive thought”. Now consider your future in every possible detail. Think of this future with every possible emotion you can place in your vision.
How will it feel, taste, smell, sound? I know it can be difficult to stick to this especially just reading a short blog. But it’s your future why not create you own vision? Create your vision with as much detail, emotion and sensory feelings as you can.
Listen, thinking is difficult yet powerful work. Let me rephrase that, determined and focused thinking, is difficult work that pays big.
Now ask yourself how important is your vision of the future?