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Companies create vision statements, with the intent of picturing how the company might look at some point in the future.
It is just one way of bringing order to how a company is run.
If you get the vision right, it becomes "the goal" and every business decision needs to move you towards that goal. It makes it easier to ensure everyone is heading in the same direction, it brings clarity to business decisions that might otherwise be murky. If you are making a decision that would result in a negative impact on your suppliers, and part of your vision was to build long term partnering arrangements with your suppliers, you might want to rethink that decision.
We can use this exact same methodology personally!
If you can determine what your "personal vision" should be, then it can guide you in decisions along life's path.
For instance, if you see yourself as a successful business owner at some point in your future then you can make career decisions along the way that will be valuable when you reach that "goal".
If you see yourself in a different career, geography, industry or whatever future you can imagine ... you have something to aim for.
Take some time to think about what you want to do with your life.
Imagine yourself in the future and try to decide what you want at future to look like.
Then, start to find ways to move in the direction of your "vision"!
Some thoughts ...
1. Aim big.
2. Understand what is important to you, and weave that into your vision, or make it the focus of your vision.
3. Talk to people, read a lot, explore the internet and understand possibilities.
4. Be positive, believe in yourself, read about people that have "done it".
5. Motivate yourself to always be moving towards that vision, and reward yourself as you reach the little milestones along the way.
You only live once ... make it count!
Kevin Dee is founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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