“Never tell sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
~ Paul Brandt
Leadership means moving with a flag of vision for creating the new best. Success needs definite dreams to pursue. Leadership vision is about going somewhere, and leaders need to precisely know the destination even without previous experience of visiting the same. It is about taking people to a new dream of hope. Therefore, leaders must have a high degree of visualization ability to see the future. A leader needs to know the goal more clearly than anyone. When someone is in a leadership position or aspiring to be a leader, the first question he needs to ask himself:
“What is my vision? What do I want to achieve? What is the ultimate state of my dream?”
Vision is not mere a strategy or a plan. Vision is about a precisely selected powerful dream where a leader wants to take his people. Vision is a forceful concept of commitment blended with clarity and emotions that outline a pathway for all to move on. Vision is an imagined possibility, stretching beyond the present, providing an intellectual bridge between today and tomorrow. As an active beacon, the vision describes the forthcoming events in clear terms so that followers can quickly grasp them.
In an effective leadership environment, people should be clear about the nobility of purpose in leadership vision. People should be able to see the future that they are heading. Clarity of vision can create a collective understanding of what needs to be achieved and enable everyone to channel their efforts. Vision is always a treasure map that identifies where a leader aspires to reach in the future to discover the vivid reality of the cherished dream. Leadership capacities are always embedded with talent and spirit to create new possibilities. Thus, a leader must constantly imagine the new best for tomorrow then stitch his dream with today’s reality and yesterday’s experience. He should clearly present his vision to calm people down the fears of uncertainty and boost their confidence. A leader’s vision should be large enough so that talented, gifted hands within the organization can find rooms to explore their dreams. To have a vision, someone does not need to be the supreme commander in the military or the owner of the company. It does not need to become the president or chairman. A simple team member with devotion, wisdom, and courage can also have visions taking his team goals to a new height and can lead one day.
Make your vision; write on a piece of paper and hang it in front where you pass most of the time. Practice visualization as you want to see yourself in the future. It will transform your natural physical and spiritual capacity to reach your dream of success.