In this brief blog post, i have carefully chosen top 10 quotes to inspire you to find a vision if you haven’t already, and if you have, great! I hope that these quotes inspire you to at least take a step toward your goal today. Remember, trying and failing is better than not trying at all.
A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.
It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.
Roy T. Bennett
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A. Barker
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.
A mission statement is not something you write overnight… But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.
When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.
Recently, I began to be more deliberate with my daily routine. I decided to draw a line between the things I want to do in life and meeting the expectations of others. This is to enable me to close the gap between what I want to do and what I am doing. I have given careful thought on how to balance the world’s demands and my ambitions. These lead me to develop some clues that have served me very well, and I have decided to share them with you. Hopefully, these clues help you to be productive as you continue on your path to personal development.
Plan your day the night before.
I worry less about tomorrow. Hence, I never planned for its tasks in advance per say. I did this in the mornings. Of course, nothing is wrong with this approach, but it made kick starting my day a lot slower because the time I spent planning in the morning could have been used to swing into action straight up. This technique helps to prepare my mind for the tasks, ahead of time, so I go to bed happy for the day’s accomplishments, and in excitement for the things God will enable me to accomplish the next day. This has helped me to be more organized, and to anticipate any challenges I might have in the course of my routine, and prepare solutions well in advance.
Creative Work First, Reactionary Work Last.
I got this tip from a book am currently reading. Instead of waking up to your phone checking the number of comments and likes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blog post, emails and every other reactionary activity, you reserve these for later, and instead focus on starting your day with prayer/reading your Bible, Meditation, workout, breakfast, work, write/study, and do some projects that interests you. This clue depends on the individual, I am a morning person, so I like to do all my creative work in the morning. You should find the best time for yourself and build your routine around it.
Switch Off Your Phone During Creative Work.
Alright, this is a difficult one. In an era where everything revolves around our cell phones and electronic gadgets, it is difficult to have these switched off for hours. You need to ask yourself what is at stake here because if you know WHY YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING, it will be easier to pay the price now and forego the immediate gratification because then you know that the outcome outweighs the momentary pain or self-denial. You might argue that you can still concentrate with your phone on while working, but trust me, I have been there before, the temptation to just check that one beep or vibration distracts you more than you realize.
This is a technique I learned from Agile training. Assign time to your daily tasks. Each task ends once its time is up regardless of whether you finish it or not. Realistically, you must consider every little detail when choosing the time required for each task, and then do everything within your power to achieve the set goal. So try timeboxing your writing, music making, social media, emails, movies, visiting friends, studying and every other thing and watch your productivity skyrocket.
Train Yourself To Get Things Done.
You know that feeling of not wanting to get something done even though you know that it is important. As highlighted in clue number 3 above, you must convince yourself WHY you must do what must be done to achieve your desired results. This will in turn train your brain and mind to get things done regardless of how you feel. Productive and successful people train themselves not to give into moods but teach their minds to know it has to get down to work.
One day a rancher’s donkey fell into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the rancher endeavored to make sense of what to do. At long last, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth the hassle to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to scoop dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried frightfully. At that point, surprisingly, he calmed down.
A couple of scoop stacks later, the rancher at long last looked down the well and was astounded at what he saw. With each scoop of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was accomplishing something stunning. He would shake it off and make a stride up. As his neighbors kept on scooping soil over the animal, he would shake it off and make a stride up.
Pretty soon, everybody was astonished as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and jogged off!
Moral Lesson: Life is always going to scoop dirt on you. It is almost inevitable but to succeed and live the lifestyle you desire, you must choose to never give up and be resourceful. Shake It Off and Step Up!
If you do not have any vision, you certainly cannot have any goals and if you do not have goals, definitely there is no direction for your life. Like a scalar quantity, you are directionless, hence, any and everything will distract you.
In order to achieve anything tangible in life, one must first picture it (vision) and then set out to achieve it. The wise saying goes thus, not planning to succeed simply means you are planning to fail; I am sure no one chooses failure over success.
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