As me and my team are preparing our 2012 business plan and setting our goals, we will also talk about our business vision. One of the questions I will ask my team this week-end will be concerning their vision for 2012: "What would you choose to do if you thought ANYTHING was possible?"
One of the exercises will be to write out some of the HUGE dreams they have always had and goals they wanted to accomplish - holding nothing back - thinking anything is possible!
Then beside each of these goals, I will ask them to write a graphic description of how their future would change if these dreams came true and they achieved these goals. I am asking them to make this as detailed and descriptive as possible. What about you? What if you close your eyes, and imagine……..and then write it down!There is POWER in writing down those goals.
The prophet wrote, “Without a vision, people perish….”.By first focusing on WHAT you really want, WHY you want it, and then developing a vision of what your “success story” will look like when you achieve it, you are developing your a mindset of purpose and possibility.
Vision answers the question:“Where am I going?” Vision is our hope, inspiring us, leading us, motivating us.
Tim Enochs in his book “Every Day is Game Day”talks about the 4-Dimensional vision process:
This is when you go through the process of opening your heart to your true self and discovering your purpose or reason for your existence.Your vision lies within you right now.It has always been there.Discovery is drawing it out.
This is the stage where you write a clear and concise vision statement – or vivid description.This is a portrait of what the future will look like after you achieve your goals.
This is how you chart the journey from where you are now to where you want to be; and
Implementing the disciplines which you have identified as keys to your success.
Having a business vision is crucial to building a successful business. What would you choose to do if you thought ANYTHING was possible?