Proverbs 29:18 says, ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish’. President George H.W. Bush famously said, ‘I don’t do the ‘vision thing’’. And your mom said, ‘Eat your carrots, it will improve your vision’. Somewhere in those three different perspectives, you can see how people look at the idea of vision. Some see it as corporate boilerplate, some don’t get it and some think it’s a matter of survival. I tend to fall in with the latter camp.
Vision is imagining a future state you want to achieve. It’s where you want to be at some date certain. Some people visualize a nice house and car and comfortable life but little beyond that. Even though they may not know it, they choose the schooling, jobs and investments they need to achieve that vision. Their unconscious mind keeps working toward the vision they have set.
People who don’t visualize where they want to be in the future end up wherever the tides of chance carry them. They may be lucky and end up in a good situation, but more often than not, if they are living in the moment all the time, and the outcomes are not usually satisfactory.