THE definition of leadership is:
It’s not by accident that the first clause is about what you are setting out to achieve. It all starts with that.
Good leadership is founded on vision.
That term, “Vision”, is a bit over-used, and therefore perhaps compromised, sullied, clichéd, but it still fits. Good leaders don’t accept what is, they create what should be. The “what should be” is the vision.
Now here’s the thing: everyone needs a Vision. More than one, actually.
To quote our “What is…” page:
One of those attributes, the most important one, is an independent mind. A mind (and Soul), that looks at the world in its own unique way, and says:
“What do I want to achieve and how will I do that?”
Creating a Vision for yourself, in fact, a vision for all the major values you’re pursuing in life, is essential. As somebody wise once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?”.
Visions change, grow, are achieved, replaced; but make no mistake, we all need them. Success, (and the happiness it brings), depends on achieving values. Your visions of the values you’re out to achieve are not only your guide (like that mythical star), your Visions are your chief motivators too. When the going gets tough, a powerful, well crafted Vision – one you can almost taste, it’s so real – will keep you moving, allowing you to maintain momentum.
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Momentum, a fine concept, and the subject of the next post. See you in a couple of days.