When you see large businesses which started off being just ordinary start ups, you often wonder what it is which made them so successful and achieve the position which they achieved. Yes, they had to work hard and may even had to burn the midnight oil many a times, but still there is that one thing which made them very clear about what their final aim in life was and this was their vision.
Understanding the importance of vision
You take any successful entrepreneur. All of them have one thing in common. All of them had a clear idea of success in their mind. It was their vision. Like for instance, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft had the vision that at least one computer in every home shall run the Microsoft software; or Ebay was established with the vision of providing a global trading platform where practically anyone could trade anything; or for that matter even Amazon where the vision statement was to become the Earth’s most customer centric company by building a place where people would be able to find anything and everything they might want to buy online. Thus, for all these big names of today, it was their vision which always guided their way and helped them overcome failures till they finally achieved success.
Vision is not just a sentence combining some heavy words. It is in fact a belief which acts as a light in guiding us to our ultimate destination. The vision is the ribbon held at the end of every race. You have to sprint your way in order to be the first person to cross that. This is how important and crucial vision is for your business.
What is your vision?
This brings us to a very important point, “what is your vision?” Without a vision you will be like a fish swimming aimlessly in the big sea. You will have no idea from where you start and what will the end result be? This all will be a futile exercise. Hence, you should always be prepared with your ultimate vision. This will help you in becoming more organized and planned in your efforts.
Start making notes
If you think all these biggies just got a dream of their vision which they managed to utter the very next day, you are wrong! The vision statement is nothing but an idea which these people had probably from the time they started dreaming and aspiring towards achieving their dreams. Thus, having a vision is not a one day task. It will take if not years then at least a couple of month’s practice and intense thinking process.
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, then you can start this process today itself by taking a fresh sheet of paper. Imagine a situation three to five or even longer than that and now imagine the place where you would want to see your life. This may be either in the form of a position which you want to achieve or the level of success where you would like your business to reach or being able to witness the whole world using your product or service as the case may be and so on.
Once you jot down that, start putting in some words which will help in motivating you. Use words which will make you feel encouraged and positive towards your goal. This will surely help you in the long run. So what are you waiting for now? Write your vision statement fast and who knows you might be the next big story people would be waiting to listen!