Seeing Opportunity Without Vision

Our vision controls the way we think and, therefore, the way we act. . . The vision we have of our job determines what we do and the opportunities we see or don’t see. – Charles Koch

I have always believed that people experience life within the boundaries of their vision. I know people who live very small lives (and perhaps satisfying ones). I also know people who live large lives, experiencing as much as possible. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with money or lack of money. I believe it has to do with vision or lack of vision.  

Those with no vision or a very small vision tend to live life as it comes to them one day at a time, seldom looking beyond a few days. Those with large vision tend to live life with their bodies stuck in today, but their minds working in overdrive somewhere in the future. They are looking for opportunity that will help fulfil their vision. They are putting the pieces of their vision together before they even arrive. This is what I enjoy about being around visionary people. They are operating by a faith principle “faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Vision is a lot like that. It’s substance of things you hope for, and evidence enough for you to act on things yet unseen. Vision creates a need for opportunity and believing in your vision exposes opportunities. With small or no vision, there is no need to see or act on opportunities. 
To me, the worse possible situation is to have vision only to shrink your vision to fit your perceived opportunities. If you are committed to your vision, you find opportunities to fulfill that vision.

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