Leadership Starts With Vision

It has been said that “We are limited not by our abilities, but by our vision.” Today I want to write about vision because as it states in Proverbs, “Without vision, the people perish.”

Vision is typically thought of as physical but eyes are merely the instruments. Vision, like belief, is internal. It is in our judgment, understanding and imagination. The word “vision” comes from the old Germanic word “vissen” and it means, “I know what I see.” When you have a vision you know what you see and it doesn’t matter whether anyone else sees it or not. The saying goes hindsight is 20/20 but for those who have vision, foresight is 20/20.

When I think of vision I think of Bill Gates. Over 30 years ago, Bill dropped out of school to start Microsoft, with a vision of putting a personal computer in every home. At the time, computers were the size of refrigerators, and the rest of the world thought that he was crazy. The truth is he had vision when the rest of the world lacked it. He believed that personal computers would change the world, and it has.

Each of us needs vision to achieve greatness in our lives. I was inspired by this clip, out of the movie, Facing The Giants, and I wanted to share it with you. I hope it inspires you and teaches you to the importance of vision in your life.


Facing The Giants Clip


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