Vision and Effort Create Reality (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 87)
“The empires of the future are empires of the mind.”
— Winston Churchill
What we have in society is few people with vision and very few people willing to work hard, but many people who want to be successful. Success is determined not by luck or chance. It is determined by your ability to see what the future could be like and your willingness to make that future a reality. The level of vision and the amount of effort you put in is the amount of results you will receive.
If you are one of the many creative types, envision what you want to do with your life. Ask yourself what you want your future to be life. If you are gifted in a certain area, think about what you can do with your talents that will make you the most happy and bring the most benefit to the world around you. Challenge yourself to put in as much work as you can to bring about the greatest results. Think about your community, your neighborhood, your school, or your church. How can you improve what you see?
Without drive and passion, vision and effort, you thoughts will amount to mere daydreams. Without effort behind the ideas you have, you may leave people impressed but not committed to helping you make your dreams a reality. Vision without effort is worthless. Effort without vision is very little help to anyone. Both together create reality. Involve people who are honest and dedicated to your ideas in your plan to make it happen.
Here’s the thing about vision: it can take a really long time to come to fruition. But if you truly believe in it and you make constant efforts to realize it, sooner or later, your big idea will turn into your big reality. If you don’t believe in what you do, then you’re not going to work hard and your vision will eventually die. Take time to nurture your skills and talents. Learn from others. Turn your idea into something that will be good for the world.
“Over time, however, what may first appear to be small efforts will multiply and end up being significant.”
— Catherine Pulsifer