It’s amazing how many people think they don’t have a vision. I’ve had people tell me just that dozens of times at seminars and workshops. Most of those people you find in the video stores on Friday nights would probably admit that they have no vision for themselves.
They would be wrong.
Everybody has a vision. Most of the herd has a pretty neutral vision. They don’t expect too much out of life, and that’s what they manifest – most of their goals are small and parochial. They want to get through the day, get to Friday, or make it to retirement without getting laid off.
This is their vision. Life just is. It’s something that happens to you, and if you lay low and stay out of trouble, you’ll make it to the end without more than your share of grief.
The second group are people with a negative vision. They actually expect bad things to happen.
So of course they do.
They revel in victim-hood, and never miss an opportunity to regale you with stories of their latest lay-off, medical condition, or horrific traffic accident. They subscribe to the “life’s a bitch and then you die” philosophy.
So it is, and so they do.
Now they would also tell you that they don’t really have a vision, but they do.
Then of course, there is group three – the one you are in. People working on self-development, who expect good things to happen, and have a positive vision of their future.
Do you ever find yourself slipping back to group one or two? And if so, what causes it? Give it some thought and next post we’ll talk more about the power of vision.
P.S. I head out this afternoon on another around the world tour. Next stop, Stockholm. I’ll check in from there.