Big Thinking Precedes Great Achievement
Do you dream about what the future will bring for you? Do you set your mind on things you hope to achieve? Do you dream about success?
If not, you could be setting yourself up for a life of frustration and insignificance.
Don't underestimate the power of dreams. McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, pictured his empire long before it existed, and he saw how to get there. He invented the company motto — 'Quality, service, cleanliness and value' — and kept repeating it to employees for the rest of his life.
The idea of being a “dreamer” isn’t new. In fact, Winston Churchill once said, "The empires of the future are empires of the mind."
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
In order to be successful in any career, you must allow your “visions” to flow freely. When ideas, hopes or desires come to mind, write them down and set aside some time each day to dwell on them. As you do, they become clearer and plans to make them happen will emerge.
Unlike dreams, visions usually occur while you’re awake. They tend to be more proactive in their creation. They stem from ideas or thoughts about the future, your hopes, and even seemingly impossible things. But unlike dreams, you can choose not to allow yourself to have visions. This is usually because we let others influence the way we think.