“We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.” – Unknown
Our dreams give us a map of where we want to go. Passion fuels the vision, but the vision is the map. I have met so many people who have quit dreaming. They have no vision of where they want to go in life. The only limitations we have are the ones we put on ourselves, self-imposed limitations. The reason we limit what we can accomplish is largely in part because we have no big vision or dream. We tend to think way to small. In order to build a large network marketing organization, you need to dream big and have a clear and compelling vision.
1. Seek It – Nothing big happens until someone opens up to the idea they can reach their goals and dreams. What makes you jump out of bed in the morning? A great vision gets you going. It gets you out of the bed in the morning and keeps wakes you up in the evening. It stretches you and challenges you to grow and become who you were destined to become.
You need a vision that allows you to see far beyond the people you are currently leading. You need to see where you want to end up and then communicate that to your followers, and that vision should help inspire others as well.
2. Speak It – You should be able to communicate your vision with others in a few sentences or words. Your vision must be easily remembered so it can be shared with others and by Vision 20 reviews others. It also needs to be specific enough to give direction to the people you are leading.
You need to be able to share your vision with everyone you meet, and if people aren’t laughing at the size of your vision, it’s probably too small! Calvin Miller said, “A lightening bug lives most confused. He hasn’t any mind and he wanders through existence with his headlights on behind.”
You have to speak your vision in a clear and compelling manner so others will be inspired to follow and help you reach it. When your vision is clear and compelling, you have a good map to follow and put some action behind and make it become a reality.
3. Stretch Toward It – Your vision should be and needs to be BIG! It should challenge you and cause you to stretch to attain it. Remember, if your vision isn’t making people laugh at the size of it, it’s probably too small! There is always a risk/reward going on in your life. You have to risk failure in order to gain success. You cannot have success without sacrifice. It just doesn’t work that way.
You have to be willing to take some risks to make your vision come to pass. What risks?
– Risks of people laughing at you – Risks of friends telling you what you can’t do – Financial Risks – Risks of some people not wanting to associate with you anymore
What risks are you willing to take in order to make your BIG vision come to pass?
4. Stick With It – Most people quit right before they experience major success. They give up too soon. There is a great book titled, Three Feet From Gold that shares how one man gave up mining for gold and he was only three feet away from striking gold!
When you have setbacks, you must stick with the vision. You should look at the setbacks as signs that you might need to make some course corrections, but you stick with the vision. You continue to move forward toward the vision. Maybe one of your top leaders quit, what do you do? Move forward toward the vision. The more worthwhile a goal is, the more setbacks and hurdles you will have to overcome.
Remember that we are in the people business. And when you are in the people business, you are dealing with people! This means we must learn to be flexible, but you never give up the vision! You persevere and fight through the setback. Stick to the vision, press on, and never, never give up!
5. Share It – Always look for opportunities to share the vision with people in the organization. Share the vision on conference calls, at trainings, opportunity meetings, break out sessions, at events, through newsletters, in one on one meetings with your leaders, in your mastermind group with your top leaders… do you get the point? Always get caught sharing the vision. If people don’t know, how can they go?
Remember, if your vision is the map, and you aren’t communicating it with your organization, you shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t end up at the destination! When I travel in my car, I use a GPS. It tells me where to go in order to make sure I reach my destination. If I turn down the volume and ignore the screen, I shouldn’t be surprised when I get lost.