My husband gave me a new TV for Christmas. I don’t watch much TV, but the one we’d had for years was embarrassingly outdated. It was small and fit in an old TV hutch – the kind that hasn’t been produced for at least 20 years. Time to embrace technology and opt for the new high definition model.
Wikipedia.org says: High definition or HD most commonly refers to an increase in display or visual resolution over a previously used standard.
When we set the new TV up, we were startled by the clarity of the picture. We had grown accustomed to a screen that was sub-par. My first thought was, “Why have we tolerated something that doesn’t work well for so long?”
Has that happened in your life?
It’s easy to settle for what is familiar and comfortable over intentionally moving into the uncharted territory of change. If you aren’t operating with High Definition (HD) vision, it’s tough to hit the mark on a purpose-filled life. 2018 calls for an upgrade. It requires an investment of time and energy to reboot and refresh your settings. But what’s a few hours of dreaming and planning when it comes to the importance of the outcome of your year? I’m not talking about new year’s resolutions – they are surprisingly ineffective. Approximately 150 million Americans set new year’s resolutions with the expectation of improving their circumstances, but a whopping 25% abandon their goals after one week. Masses of people want to change their lives for the better but have no idea how to do it.
Setting aside time to stir your dreams and clarify your vision may seem impractical to some people. In reality, significant accomplishment is ALWAYS rooted in significant vision. Connecting your deepest dreams and desires to your daily activities is part of the “secret sauce” for success. There’s a proverb that states the truth in a way that demands attention: “Where there is no vision the people perish.”
Visionary leaders are desperately needed in our world today. Those who are clear on their values, optimistic, joyful, peaceful, vibrant, and inspired can be called HD leaders.
Top three reasons for making your vision plain:
- Without a reason “why”, any price is too high when it comes to finding the energy to press on when you don’t feel like it.
- Your happiness depends on it. One of three factors that contribute to 90% of your happiness is the positive expectation and the emotions generated by anticipating doing something you love.
- You steer toward what you stare at. You become what you focus on. Are you focused on the right thing?
I regularly work with business teams on creating vision boards. For years, I resisted doing the actual exercise of bringing magazines, scissors, poster board, and glue to the boardroom, thinking it seemed rather elementary. Scratch that – it was Einstein who said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” It doesn’t matter if you feel a little silly and childish. It’s vital to loosen up, laugh, and dream.
Webster’s dictionary defines hope as “desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment.” It’s time to stir the hope within you and opt for a High Definition vision.
You’re invited to join me on a journey of creating a High Definition vision in a live Vision Board Workshop in Panama City, FL. I am booking sessions on-site for organizations as well.