Having the ability to see something 10, 20, or 50 years in the future is exceptionally hard. Leaders with a big vision and the resources to help them inch toward their goal day after day are much better suited to achieve big goals than those that only see today and next week.
While it is important to see today and work for next week, without an end-goal in mind, your work will be scattered, unfocused, and repetitive. Having and sharing a long-term vision helps the people you serve work harder to achieve the goal. A long-term vision can also easily help you shape the activities you do daily or weekly, without feeling like you are lost.
Many times, leaders have the vision in their head, but it is not as clear as they would like. That’s OK. The key is to get the vision out of your head and onto paper, or out to the people.
It might not be perfect and might sound crazy but will give hope and belief and relief to the people you serve and help them find ways to conquer with you.
Just Remember: The vision can’t be about YOU.
BEFORE YOU GO:
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- When will you write your vision down or get it to your people?
- What do you need to clarify your vision?
- How will your vision benefit your people?
Faris Alami is Founder and CEO of International Strategic Management, Inc. (ISM). He works internationally, presenting Exploring Entrepreneurship Workshops and other entrepreneurial ecosystem — related ventures.