Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God],
the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of
man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. (Proverbs 29:18 AMP)
If we are to lead people from where they are to where they need to be, or just move your organization to the next level vision is paramount.
When people see it, they can embrace it, and apply it.
When Peter walked on the water vision was a big part of that. As long as his eyes were on Jesus he stood atop of his situation the moment he took his eyes off his answer he sank. The things we focus on with our vision draw us to them.
As leaders it’s imperative if we will have people follow us, we must learn to articulate our goals so those following can see it clearly and grab a hold of it.
1. Make it inspirational.
People are moved by passion. Passion births passion.
2. Make it transformational.
Reveal what it will achieve, what it will change.
3. Make it substantial.
For people to embrace it, it must be significant. Substantive not merely symbolic.
4. Make it informational.
It has to be part general part specific. Begin with big picture and funnel down to small picture from general to detailed.
Vision helps us focus, creates momentum, gets everyone on the same page. Use your creativity, and your passion to lay out your vision. People will do what they see.