Even if you have grasped and promoted a Vision, that alone is of no use.
First comes a Vision. But it is formless, hence un-seeable. All you have to
do is make the Vision take shape. You take the first action. Results begin to
flow. Not always good ones; but luckily you are free to return to where you
started. You verify whether the objectives were far-reaching, whether the steps
you took were wrong or not. The Vision cannot be altered; but the rest is
subject to change at any time.
The following is distilled from my experience working as the founding manager of a company:
・Vision To Be Safe and Secure
・Objective Always Confirm the
Business Quality; High Safety Standards
[In other words, I did everything that logically contributed to the Vision: To Be Safe and Secure.]
・Means Use a Wide Range of Information, Financial
Resources, & Connections
・Action Never Miss the Right Timing;
・Results Good Results Not Necessarily Good; Too
Much Reassurance Makes
New Goals Set, Feeding Back from Objectives
As you can see from the above summary, Energy flows clockwise, the same as in a high- pressure weather system (in the northern hemisphere). It is impossible to make it flow anti-clockwise. Actions, therefore, do not come before Means. Similarly, Actions do not succeed Results. It is important to connect all the parts logically to make a complete circle.
Suppose you have carefully weighed up a Vision and established a goal, but Energy does not flow as planned? There seem to be two main reasons for this, and some other factors.
Each part of the circle was not connected logically. Never take Actions that are inconsistent. Only when the parts of the circle are connected, will Energy begin to flow.
Without constant fine adjustments, the initial Vision was always being misplaced, leading you back to the starting point, until you gave up the plan.
・ Objective lacked concreteness. Be as concrete as possible, so everyone
Intangible Power is an invisible energy that has tremendous influence upon us.
In our next session, we will consider, in depth, the reasons why moneymaking cannot serve as a Vision.