Leadership Thoughts – Personal Vision
I attended a conference where we watched a video by Dewitt Jones titled “Celebrate What’s Right With The World”. It was a tremendous video with a strong message leaving many feeling inspired. He said these words that touched me.
Do you have a personal vision? Not just for your organization, but for yourself? A vision you can put into six words that you can say every morning and know what drives you. Because when the vision is clear, then passion and creativity are there as well.
And I sat there, and the words hit me. They were inside rattling around all the time, and when he asked the question those words wanted to be heard. Some context:
- I’ve carried a card around for many years with one word on it – Influence. This is to remind me of the importance of influencing positive change through my actions with family, friends, co-workers, and people I meet.
- I believe in actively thinking about what we are thankful for. I had my children keep ‘thankful journals’ when they were young, and I try to take a moment at the end of each day to reflect on what I am thankful for that has happened that day. Big, or small, it lifts me up to focus on the positive and there is always a glimmer of positive even on a very bad day.
So here’s my personal vision. The words don’t want to sit only in my head.
Influence Positive Change and Encourage Thankfulness
Simple? Maybe. Then again, maybe not.
So now I ask …do you have a personal vision? Think about it.