Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
You can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air—but not a single second without hope. With no hope, you might still be breathing but you won’t be truly alive. One of the saddest ways to live is to let your dreams die before you do. Every single one of us has a God-given destiny to fulfill. To do so requires vision, imagination, hope, faith, and resilience.
Circumstances can fog your vision, rattle your faith, and steal your hope. I experienced this first-hand after Hurricane Michael roared through Panama City on October 10, 2018. The 155 mph winds ripped roofs from homes, smashed business, destroyed 2.8 million acres of forest land, and wiped out entire industries. In essence, it was a like a tornado left a 700 mile swath of indescribable destruction. We’ve been working on rebuilding for 15 months and to say our lives have been disrupted is a massive understatement. The storms of life can obscure our vision. It’s worth the effort to see the future clearly again.
Vision Workshops have been part of my business for many years. I realized that this year, creating a clear vision was even more critical than during normal times. We either live out of our memory, or our imagination.
Living out of memory can either serve you well or bury you alive – depending on whether your memories are empowering or debilitating.
Children live into the future because there’s so much more before them than behind them. That’s why they are naturally full of zeal and optimism. For them, the pull of the future is stronger than the entanglements of the past.
Have you let your circumstances dictate what you’re looking for in the future? Life can take you captive and steal your ability to dream.
Many ask, “how can I start to dream again?” Creating a vision board is a tangible way to stir up hope. There’s something miraculous – yet scientific – that takes place when we articulate our aspirations and put them in a form where we can see them often. One study, by Christopher Davoli and Richard Abrams from Washington University in St. Louis, published in Psychological Science, concluded that “The imagination has the extraordinary capacity to shape reality.” Research published by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D. in The Brain That Changes Itself, indicates the power of imagination is nothing short of astonishing. We are wired to think in images. Image is the root word of imagination. Doors to a fulfilling life can be unlocked with the keys created by a clear vision.
You are invited to a free webinar that will give you the the tools you need. Invest in yourself. It won’t cost you money, but it will cost you time. Are you ready to come alive in best possible way?