We tend to associate the word Vision
with business. We might think of it in terms of a “corporate philosophy” or
some kind of “strategy for achieving goals”. The true meaning of Vision is
often misunderstood in Japan and describing of Vision can often cause
Just as having a Vision is essential for any organization, so it is an
indispensable Value for the individual in his or her pursuit of an imagined
self-actualization, a successful and happy life.
“To have a Vision: that is the key to success in your life.”
That is to say, having or not having a Vision makes a world of difference.
Let us cite some specific examples.
Life with a Vision:
- You can easily attain what you want.
- You can feel satisfaction and fulfillment.
- You can easily fix on a plan, having a clear picture of your actions.
- You never deviate from the course you want to take.
- You are confident in yourself.
- You are consistent and better at finding solutions to problems.
- You can turn difficulties into opportunities.
- You are always climbing the stairs of personal growth.
Life without a Vision:
- You leave things unfinished and cannot attain a sense of fulfillment.
- You are jealous of others.
- You idle your time away without specific goals.
- You cannot feel happiness.
- You cannot get what you want.
- You do not feel like doing anything.
- You care about outward appearances and saving face.
- You cannot make up your mind and move forward.
- Once you stumble, you cannot easily bounce back.
Do you think you have a Vision or not? Which type of person are you? Please
rate yourself. If you think you may be in the little/no Vision category, ask
yourself again and again: “What thought do I carry around in my mind?” “What is
the important thing for me?” or “ What do I want to accomplish in my life?”
Vision is a source of energy sure to draw you ever upwards.
Vision is a jewel of life.
Why not acquire it today?
There’s no time to waste.
Finally, reflect on this wonderful comment from an interview with the actress
Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish-born star of the famous movie “Casablanca” was
known for wearing simple clothes, without accessories, in her private life.
Asked why by a journalist, she simply replied: “I have no need to adorn myself
with gems because I am the jewel.”
Bergman must have known what was the most important thing for her and how to
express her own value.
No doubt she had a strong Vision.
That explains it.
I learned from Ingrid’s words… what it is like to have a Vision.