And the Lord answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-3 KJV
There is a simple way of actualizing your desires which not so many people use. It is a system which has been used since ancient times. It is a simple tool but nobody thought it was something of significance. It is a process which can be applied by anyone and it’s simply broken down into these steps.
THE POWER OF VISION
What you see determines what your future will be like. If you see good things, good things happen to you.
The power of vision is the ability to look into the future and see things exactly how you want it to be.
Vision is what differentiate high achievers from losers.
I will show you a technique used by the greats in the past in executing their vision. It is a process which can be applied by anyone and it’s simply broken down into these steps for you:
Write it down – When you write things down, it not only gives you a quick reference to remind you when you forget, but it also acts as a map to give you direction to what you want to achieve.
It is said that the bluntest pencil is better than the sharpest memory.
What that tells you is that it is better to write things down. This is because anything written is hardly forgotten. It is a record for future reference.
Write down your goals, plans, desires, dreams, and visions, it will give you what to think about even when you are not aware of it.
How do you think the greatest stories of the world are preserved? It is simply by what has been written.
Break it down – Whatever you have written down should be easy to read and understand. Your goals should be broken down into achievable bits. Make it plain.
One of the things I love most about mind maps is the fact that your mind map represents images of what you understand in plain shapes and images.
You can put down your vision in the form of mind maps. They act as a form of visual guide to help you accomplish your set goals.
Your vision, goals, and desires can be written down in a form that represents what you want to achieve in simple terms.
Remember, success is an accumulation of little goals achieved.
The timeline – Your vision is always about what will happen in a future date. Goals set and visions written with a timeline gives it more authority. When you put a timeline to your vision, you feel more motivated when you look at it.
A vision takes time to be a reality. In the circle of events, you should insert an achievable time you expect the vision to come about. It is just like having an expected day of delivery (EDD) for a pregnant woman.
Reality check – A vision should become a reality. You should make realistic goals. If your vision is too vain and unimaginable it may not spur you to action.
Set realistic goals that you know you have the capacity to make possible.
It's okay to dream big, but be real. Have a vision you believe you can achieve.
Be Patient – It takes patience to wait for your vision to come to pass. Patience is a virtue here.
Do not be in a rush to make the vision a reality. You have to wait for it.
As you take action steps towards your vision day by day it will come to reality. Just keep going.
Faith – Have faith in your vision that it will come to pass. Faith is the belief in the certainty and assurance of the future.
What keeps you in that job is Vision.
What keeps you in a relationship is Vision.
What keeps you doing what you are doing now is Vision.
It is Vision that keeps you doing what you love.
Vision is what keeps you going no matter what your present reality is saying.
It is what you see in your imagined future that will come to pass.
Have you read the story of the three builders? If you have not this is it.
A traveller saw three builders working. He asked the first builder, “what are you doing?” He said, “I am laying bricks”.
The second builder was asked, “What are you doing?” He said, “I am building a wall”.
The third builder was asked the same question, “What are you doing?” He said, “I am building a cathedral”.
Among the three builders, who had Vision?
Apparently, the man with Vision is the third builder. He had the big picture. He had a vision of what he is building. His expression tells you he was more motivated and more inspired.
It is more about the big picture. Of course, you must be ready to lay bricks and build walls, but you must focus on the big picture, “The Cathedral”.
Your biggest motivation comes from your vision.
So, have a vision, focus on it with a positive mindset and expect the best while you take action steps on it.
Like an Eagle's eyes fixed on its prey, let your focus be steady and unwavering. Keep a clear focus.