Ripples v7.35: Ripples of VISION & ACTION!
Monday, September 19, 2005
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Sight counts the seeds in an apple.
Vision counts the apples in a seed.
-Chris Carey, submitted by Troy S., Atlanta GA
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because
someone planted a tree a long time ago.
-Warren Buffet, submitted by Pat J., Waukesha WI
The vision must be followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps –
We must step up the stairs.
-Vance Havner, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world.
-Joel A. Barker
This week included two days of hanging out with some fun trainers at CUNA’s Experience Learning Live! event just five blocks from home in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Then I had to drive a whole 10 miles over to Sun Prairie to teach a few courses at General Casualty Insurance. Then I headed back to Madison, only this Madison was in New Jersey, to help some student leaders ponder their possibilities at Drew University.
Even though each group was at different points in their lives, at each presentation I was asking participants to imagine what they wanted their work or school or life to look like. I then asked them what actions they could take to move toward that. We often forget that creating a clear VISION of what you want is an important part of creating a successful life and then you have to put that vision into ACTION.
I challenge you this week to spend a few moments developing or refreshing a VISION for some specific area of your life (work, school, etc.). Don’t forget to spend a few more moments putting that vision into ACTION!