When I saw the opening quote, I recalled something Peter Senge noted in his book, “The Fifth Discipline.” I read the book several years ago when our pharmacy was chasing a pretty big dream/vision. Senge wrote, ” It’s not what the vision is, it’s what the vision does.”
A vision or a dream is meant to stir our spirit, take us outside our comfort zone, think in new ways, and grow in ways we didn’t think imaginable.
One of the most famous speeches of all time, delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on a blistering hot August day at the National Mall in 1963, was titled “I Have a Dream.”
Notice King didn’t say, “I have an idea,” or “I have a plan,” or “I have something we oughta try,” or, “I think this might be the way to go.”
He said, “I have a dream,” On that day, six decades ago, with no social media to expand his speech’s reach, King stirred the hearts of millions of Americans–white and black.
Not all of us are wired to cast and chase dreams that change the world.
We are all wired to cast and chase dreams that improve our world.
What future vision of your world has God been placing on your heart?
What gifts and strengths do you possess that God wants you to use to pursue His vision in your heart?
Why don’t you try writing it down and chasing it…with a plan, of course?
Time’s running out.
Habakuk 2:2, “And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”
Plan – A dream/goal remains a dream until it is put into writing. Putting your dream or goal in writing is the first step in creating a PLAN to achieve it. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Effort – Turning your dream/goal into reality requires a commitment to putting forth consistent and focused EFFORT toward the execution of your plan. Nothing great in life happens without working hard.
Attitude – Your chances of achieving your dream exponentially increase if you believe you will achieve it. Always remember that your ATTITUDE determines your altitude in life.
Community – Nothing great in life happens by doing it alone. The chances of achieving your dream expand as your COMMUNITY of positive mentors and coaches expand. You become the average of the five people you spend the most time with…and yes, spending time with “people” through books and instructional videos factors into your average.
Energy – Chasing and achieving your dream requires optimal mental, physical, and spiritual levels of ENERGY. Take care of yourself; no one else will.