Having a clear vision and mission for your life, and for the ventures you start or join, will directly impact how much you achieve.
Whenever I start working with an organization, whether a team or an individual, I always start at the vision. Without a clear vision (why) and mission (what) that everyone is aligned to, a project can’t be successful.
If we want to be as productive as possible in our time here, having a clear vision and mission for our life; why we are here and what we wish to achieve, is just as important as it is for work.
There are many reasons that vision and mission are so critical, but here are three key ones:
The process of defining your vision and mission can be daunting. The book Whats Best Next has been incredibly helpful for me, and doing it as a study with a few good friends was invaluable. I can’t say I have my life mission clearly written, but I am getting closer and its exciting to see it come together.
If this seems altogether too conceptual I want to encourage you with an example that was mentioned in the book. William Wilberforce had an audacious God-given life mission; to abolish slavery. Using his vocation as a politician and his personal passion and energy, he was ultimately successful, impacting the lives of countless souls.
Remember that we all have unique skills, abilities and passions that God has given us, and he wants to use for his glory in this time and place. Will you?
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