Do you have a vision for your life or your work or your company?
There are many reasons why you may want to consider creating a vision for any endeavor whether it is your life, your work, your company, your charity or a group to which you belong.
Here are five reasons why you should consider creating a vision now:
Defines Meaning and Purpose
A vision provides a guiding light and a reason for doing what you do. Sometimes we get lost in actions and wonder why those actions are not fulfilling.
Most of the time it is because we have not bothered to create a vision and align our actions to its achievement. When we do, we will have a sense of meaning and purpose.
When we have a vision we are able to increase our productivity because our actions are now focused. When we evaluate what we spend our time on and let them flow from the vision, we will increase the speed at which we will become more productive.
Take the time to create the vision and then spend some time on the actions needed to achieve it. If you do your productivity will increase.
When the team of people you work with understand what the vision is they can accomplish more together. Each team member will understand the why and what in order to work with each other to succeed.
This creates a sense of camaraderie among the team.
A well-defined vision and a well-understood vision get teams on the same page. We develop a common language for discussing the goals, as well as the plan and the projects that we are working on daily.
When any communication goes out from one team member to another, each team member understands the meaning.
When we are stretching toward our future we will reach roadblocks; we may travel roads that have not been traversed before us.
When this happens we are forced to get our creative juices flowing to keep our progress moving forward toward our vision.
We need to create a vision for many parts of our lives. When we are clear on what that is, we have multiple benefits such as providing meaning and purpose to our work and time.
We need to have a sense of urgency because time is passing quickly. What reasons matter to you when creating a vision?