If you're like most folks you spent the last few weeks in a reflective and hopefully celebratory mode. Now that you’re out of the holiday haze, give some thought to next December.
What do you want it to look like? What will be different? What will remain the same? What will you intentionally get rid of? What might you find before the end of the year?
Having a vision of the future gives you direction. When you can create a compelling picture of a desired place it’s easier to marshal the resources needed to get there.
Leaders without vision are follower-less.
Artists without vision don’t create, they replicate.
Entrepreneurs without vision have no idea.
Make the time to visualize the end of the year. If you can’t visualize it - you can’t have it. Be as vivid as possible. What will it take for this to be a standout year for you?
“How” doesn’t have a place setting yet. Right now it’s just you and “what”. What do you want to have, be do or become over the next 50 weeks or so? Start with your vision - only then will you see clearly.
Before you embark on any endeavor ask for a picture of success. If it’s not clear, how will you know if you’re on the right track or not? And when you’re the one providing the vision, make sure it’s clear to everyone. Your description of where you want to go should tantalize all the senses.