Nurturing your Vision
A vision needs and has to be nurtured, re-ignited, groomed and shared with others in order for one to be effective. For like a rose that is not watered and pruned a vision may die and go to waste no matter how attractive and useful it was bound to be. As a leader one has to get into a habit of practicing the following:
Naturally human beings tend to remember better that which they would have written down .This gives the mind a better room for storing things in it as compared to hearing .Writing gives us a visual picture of what would have transpired .The aspect of writing down your vision is also cemented in the bible as highlighted below :
“Write the vision, make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it” (Habakkuk 2:2)
The runner may be taken as your potential follower in leadership. Your vision should be vividly shared amongst those you lead so that they can perform to their best in a manner that will satisfy you .This will give you more room for performance appraisal.
“If you tell us we will hear, if you involve us we will understand”
Pray it –prayer is a necessary tool as it develops and strengthens our passion
Prayer changes all, it is a necessary practice, and it grooms and builds passion and a strong desire success with an exemplary life.
Share it-a good leader has the ability to share his or her vision. Vision sharing gives you accountability because people are now aware of your endeavors and may adopt a wait and see attitude. You have to leave up to your expectations and in the process mentor others.
Do it-’actions speak louder than words”
Vision building is like sewing plants ,it is a seed that we plant now with the future in mind as Napoleon Hill asserts “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements “