If you are not working towards something bigger than you, then you will be stuck in a world that’s all about you.
Walt Disney died prior to Disney World opening. As the park was opening someone commented to Roy Disney that it was a shame that Walt didn’t live to see his dream become a reality. Roy responded by saying that this wasn’t true. Walt had seen this long before it became a reality.
Walt Disney had vision. Vision is about seeing the big picture before the big picture has been fully painted into reality. The bible says that “where there is no vision the people perish.” We have to have a vision. It doesn’t have to be as grand as Disney World, but it needs to be something and it should be something bigger than us.
Having, and acting on a vision, is life sustaining. It breathes energy into us everyday. Life can’t be just about satisfying our day to day needs….this is existing, not living. We are all blessed with passions in our heart. We all, deep down in our souls, want to make a difference. We want to leave the world better than we found it.
Do you have a vision? If yes, what are you doing about it? You can’t live joyfully by stuffing it in a box and hiding it away. You have to let it out! A meaningful vision will be bigger than you. It will seem distant in it’s completion and probably lack clarity as to how the end result will come about. This is okay…you will grow into the clarity as you move towards it. But you must start. There will be some steps you know you can take right away. Take them. As you continue to take the little steps you will make progress. Stop and look back and see the progress and let that encourage you. Don’t just focus on how far away the end is….it will continue to get closer as you go, but acknowledge to yourself that you are making steps. The journey isn’t 5 miles…it’s 10,000 steps. You can take a step….take it!
A vision will keep you going during the times when you fall down or you are seemingly stuck. Remember…you will get back up….you will get unstuck….set you vision and take steps today.