Visions are birthed in the heart and mind of an individual who is frustrated and tired of the way things are in contrast to the way they believe things could and should be. Vision demands change.
To be candid, I have detoured and even failed at times while pursuing my vision. I allowed my current situations to discourage my progress. I missed opportunities listening to others opinions instead of God’s directions. I delayed my destiny because I gave into the pressures from fear and fatigue.
You don’t have to lose out on living your vision. You can put aside every hindrance and chase after your vision with a relentless attitude. Just know as soon as you make your move towards your vision, obstacles and opposition will show up out of nowhere. They will come at you fully loaded. Your job is to: Stay focused. Remain steadfast. And walk by faith.
If you are ready to live your vision at maximum capacity, here are five strategies you can incorporate today.
1. Refrain from procrastination – Procrastination can become a full-time occupation. Some people are experts at procrastinating. They know what they need to do, but they continue to put off today for tomorrow. They know how to do everything except what is important to move their vision forward.
Please be encouraged, you can break through the hindering grip of procrastination by simply breaking your vision into smaller manageable steps. It will take a concentrated effort and an uncompromising commitment to transform from a procrastinator to a person of action. You can do it with patience and perseverance.
2. Rise above others opinions. Everyone has opinion. People will tell you what you can and can’t accomplish. They express what you need to do and how you need to do it. They will give you instruction based upon what they were able to do or not do.
Don’t let others opinions drown out your vision’s voice. Don’t allow what they think is right for you devalue what you know is right for you to do. God gave you a vision to pursue and you cannot afford to let the voice of others cancel it out. It is up to you to rise above their opinions and walk to the sound of your vision.
3. Realize you are responsible. It is your responsibility to make the effort to live your vision. Give yourself permission to live the life you dream of living. You only get one chance at life and you might as well live it the best you can.
God designed you with a vision that He wants to live through you. He is not going to do it for you. Your parents, teacher, mentor or pastor can’t live your vision for you. It is up to you. If you don’t, your vision will die with you and the world will miss out on your contribution.
4. Refocus your thoughts. Proverbs 23: 7 says, ‘for as a he thinks in his heart so is he…’ Your thoughts position you for success or failure. Your thoughts determine your destiny or demise. If your thoughts are stuck on what looks impossible or what others say can’t be done, you must make the effort to refocus your thoughts on your potential possibilities.
Imagine the big picture of living your vision at maximum capacity. Visualize the incredible future success that awaits you and those connected to you. When you refocus your thoughts on what’s possible for you, your life will change in a more positive and progressive direction.
5. Refuse to make excuses. How often do you catch yourself making excuses? Instead of doing what needs to be done, you come up with ways to explain your inaction. Excuses are self-built barriers that hold you hostage from living your vision at the highest level. If you continue to persist with making excuses, your vision will always remain stagnant.
A stagnant vision does not produce progressive results. It only produces frustration, fatigue and false hope. When you become serious about making a real commitment to living your vision, you will eliminate the excuses and GET THE JOB DONE.
“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison
Question: What strategy can you incorporate in your life to live your vision at maximum capacity? Leave a comment below.