You could be a great visionary, but if you don’t pair vision with action, it’s just your head in the clouds.—Kim Perell
Would you consider yourself a visionary? Many consider having a vision the key for achieving success, but more is required.
You need a plan, you need goals, and then you need to execute.
How often do you envision the end result? Is it clear in your mind? We frequently share the benefits of writing down what it is you wish to achieve, and will highlight that need yet again. Having them in writing helps narrow your focus, increases awareness, and helps identify action steps to keep you on track (and move the plan along).
Kim Perell, Entrepreneur and author provides the following Best Practices:
Follow Your Heart
Build Strong Relationships
Other tips include:
- Write down not only your goals, but also specific daily tasks that support them
- Be clear about what it is you want to achieve and visualize executing your action steps
- Stay focused; anticipate issues and possible distractions
- Communicate the value of the work effort ex. Who will benefit and why
As leaders, it’s up to us to make our vision become reality.
We need to continuously communicate our vision, engage and inspire others to help us, and ensure we execute our plan.
Following these steps will greatly improve the likelihood of achieving success.
Vision is key to action: You have to see, literally and metaphorically, what you’re trying to achieve. –Kim Perell