Are you a leader with a Vision?
Vision is everything for a leader. Vision is what drives the leader towards action and closer to the goal. Vision is like a road map and a compass for a traveler, Any successful leader had started their journey with a vision, they knew exactly what they wanted and needed to accomplish and by when.
Of course, vision is the driving force that every successful leader must have, but the other very important part is to be able to explain and paint a picture of leader's vision to other people. They need to understand why should they follow a leader and fully understand and support his or her vision. If followers do not have clear understanding of leader's vision and understanding what's in it for them, then it will remain as vision within leader's head, but nothing more. Leader should paint a clear picture and explain to everyone involved his or her vision, why it is important to him or her, as well as why is it important to others, what's in it for them. Once people understand the bigger picture as well as benefits for everyone supporting leader's vision, then they will be committed to bringing that vision to life.
Vision is a fuel for a leader. We as leaders need to know and understand where we are going and what we want to accomplish. We need to have very strong desire to fulfill our vision no matter what. What this means is doing everything that you can every day to get closer to vision fulfillment by overcoming obstacles along the way. Nothing can stop a leader who is fully committed to turn his or her vision into reality. You will come across challenges on your leadership journey and your path towards fulfilling your vision. Don't give up when you are faced with a challenge, regardless how big it may be, learn from it, and keep going. At the end of the day, obstacles are simply opportunities to learn and enhance our skills, not reasons to give up on your dreams. You are bigger than any obstacle that you may encounter, always remember that. You either overcome your problem(s) and win, or you can let problem(s) to consume you and lose, the choice is always yours. What choice will you make?
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