A long time ago a man bought his sons a surprise toy. But before he showed it to them, he threw it up into the air and instead of falling it took off across the room.
This surprise toy was a helicopter.
That man gave his son’s the most significant gift they could ever receive. A vision.
This toy would inspire the Wright Brother’s vision to fly. Twenty-five years later the boys, now men, would make history in North Carolina.
Your vision is like WiFi. You can’t see WiFi, but it exists. You can’t touch WiFi, but you can use it to connect with people across the world.
Your vision you cannot see, but it exists. You can’t touch your vision, but it allows you to connect with people from around the world.
Your vision should be so big that it scares small minds. Your vision should be so big that it moves mountains. Kicks down doors, and produces so much that it drowns out the nay-sayers.
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Think about Patrick Henry who said,
“Give me Liberty, or Give me Death.”
That was a compelling vision of freedom and liberty. It created passion within him to take on an empire but aligned others with his vision.
“He’d only begun the fight.”
Why did these men have such a passion for this vision of freedom?
How Sharing Your Vision Can Stop You from Feeling Average
You see in my experience I’ve noticed that a lot of people are okay with being average. They are okay with whatever life hands them.
I’ve never been okay with mediocre. I became a public speaker, author, and life coach so I could help average people become extraordinary.
What I realized is that people are either cold or warm. Either they hate what they do, or they are living a pleasant life with the spouse, the kids, a car, a home and a pet. That’s pretty much the American dream these days.
It all began with the Pilgrims who came over here with the vision of a better life. It took them two months to get here. They faced many challenges along the way but never gave up on their vision. Once they got here, they had another set of problems and out of the 102 that arrived only 51 survived by the end of the first winter.
Over time this country was on fire, it was nuclear for the pursuit of happiness.
Martin Seligman is the father of positive psychology. He said in Authentic Happiness that we are not guaranteed happiness. The Constitution of the United States only guarantees the pursuit of happiness. Over time we went from hot, warm, cold, to frozen with each passing generation.
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In my years of service and study, the most significant disconnect is their vision.
A coach on any athletic team shares his vision with the players.
His job is to get the players to see his vision, develop a plan and get them to align with it. He does this by developing personal relationships with each player, to get buy-in.
This doesn’t happen right away he must soften them up and build trust.
When you have a vision, people will begin to align with your plan.
If you pursue that vision with passion, curiosity, and continue to dream about it, it will become a reality. To make your vision a reality you need to get the right people on the bus.
Jim Collins wrote the book Good to Great. He said that you need to get the wrong people off the bus and get the right people on the bus.
All you need is a vision, and once you get the right people on the bus, they will help you get there.
Proverbs 29:18 says,
“Where there is no vision, the people will perish.”
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Your life is like a GPS. You must have the vision to know where you are going in your life. Your vision is the destination.
If you don’t have a destination your drifting through life. You’re like a boat in the sea without a rudder. You go whichever way the wind blows, or the current pulls you.
You have no purpose, no direction, no control.
Ever wondered why most family businesses don’t last from one generation to another?
Why is there few third and rarely any fourth generation family businesses?
The next generation lost sight of the vision or never believed in the vision that built the company.
The processes are the same which have been running the business. It’s usually not the structure it’s the passion for the vision.
When you have a vision, you have a passion and a fire burning in your belly.
When you eat your thinking about it. At work, you think about it. Going to bed, you think about it. While you sleep, you’re dreaming about it. You don’t need an alarm clock because it wakes you.
That’s passion, and it fuels your vision.
People with a passion rarely do things for themselves.
There are doing it to solve a problem or make the lives of others better.
They experienced or seen something that they couldn’t ignore. They felt compelled to do something about it.
The Pilgrims didn’t do it for themselves. They wanted to give future generations an opportunity to live a better life.
Your Vision Is Not Always About Your Happiness
Today the Mayflower Society has over 33 million people. They had a vision, and a passion for that vision to withstand anything life threw at them.
They weren’t going to give up, and they weren’t going to quit.
Fifty-six people who signed the declaration of independence had a shared vision.
They had a passion for what they were doing. Some died.
These men were well off. Businessmen, leaders, and pillars of their communities.
They put their lives on the line for freedom. Freedom is priceless, but you can have freedom if you are willing to pay the cost.
Will you pay the price to pursue happiness and make your vision a reality?
The cost was their own lives on the line, even their families lives were at stake. It was an extraordinary vision that challenged a superpower.
Many families are falling apart these days because people fail to find happiness.
They’ve lost sight of the vision, they have no passion, no purpose. So they get divorced.
They think that will bring them joy.
But you can’ t go to a restaurant and order up happiness, you must pursue it.
You see, we don’t all have equal opportunity, but we all have the opportunity to be better than we were yesterday.
I wasn’t born with the same opportunities as you, and you weren’t born with the same opportunities as me. It’s a choice to pursue opportunities that make you uncomfortable.
The result is happiness.
If you want to be happy you have to work on your vision. You have to earn it.
You have to believe that the best days of your life are ahead of you. They are right over there.
Are you willing to put in the hard work to get it?
With a compelling and significant vision, you can move mountains.
It scares people, and you must get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Nothing ever happens in our comfort zone.
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One problem that society faces today is being too comfortable.
You weren’t meant to sip cocktails on the beach, watching the sunset. If you want to sip cocktails and lay on a beach watching the sunset, then you need to go out and get it.
Get uncomfortable and pursue your vision. Your passion. Pursue your happiness by doing the things that scare you.
Jesus had a vision.
Do you think His vision scared other people?
It also moved people to follow Him and align themselves with God.
He had a passion for the Father. With passion comes power.
He picked the right people and got them on the bus, and they carried His vision on even after He went to the heavens.
He poured himself out into the disciples. They carried His vision with them spreading the word to 2.3 billion people today. About 1/3rd of the world.
It all began with one man who shared his vision with 12 people and got them on the bus.
Don’t fall for the lie that society is telling you and the other naysayers.
“You don’t have it in you.”
The 41 men who signed the Mayflower Compact did it, the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did it.
You are in a fight today for your life, for your family, for your friends.
Everyone is counting on you, are you willing to do whatever it takes. That’s all you need is those three words.
“Whatever it takes.”