According to John P. Kotter, in his book Leading Change, a good vision serves three important purposes. “First, by clarifying the general direction for change…Second, it motivates people to take action in the right direction….Third, it helps coordinate the actions of different people, even thousands and thousands of individuals, in a remarkably fast and efficient way.” (pages 68-69)
Here are some good quotes about Vision:
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. – Helen Keller
Some men see things as they are and say, ”Why?” I of dream things that never were, and say, ”Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere. – Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. – Helen Keller
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. – Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American author.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements. – Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.
The hand cannot reach higher than does the heart. – Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author