This morning, I woke up very early, a benefit of my recent return from halfway around the world. I had slept well and was ready to face the day. So, I got up and began working on a number of things around the house. You see, I had a vision: Terry was coming home and I wanted the house to be ready.
So, I took care of everything from my trip, including washing my clothes, putting away the suitcase, and generally making the house welcoming. The kids helped me straighten up, and so Terry's return home was very restful for her.
Even though she started her teaching shortly after she got home.
The point, though, is that I had a reason for getting up and getting going, so I did.
In one of the oldest recorded works of wisdom, we have advice about vision. It seems that moving forward starts with vision. In that ancient writing we read, "Without a vision, the people perish." I like and alternative translation of that ancient Hebrew even better: "Without a vision the people cast of restraint."
Many people today have no restraint. They do whatever seems most attractive at the moment. No concern for how it impacts anything. We see it all around us. Debt, consumption, and entertainment are overwhelming.
Those who will be successful, though, live different lives.
What about YOU? Do you have a clearly defined vision?
Spend the time necessary to get that vision clear. Make it the one that is really true. Follow the steps for refining it so that it has power.
And then live by it.
As a result, you'll have vision, focus, and energy. You'll feel it, I promise!
Stephen Sven Hultquist
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