The Encarta Dictionary defines vision as the ability to anticipate possible future events and developments, while the visionary defines vision as produced by, resulting from, or originated in the imagination.
Dr. John Maxwell, my most favorite and admired author of leadership and self-improvement books, whose writings powerfully touched the inner soul and changed my life to become a better, productive person, differentiated between a visionary person and a visionary person.
A person with vision speaks little but does a lot.
A visionary person does little but talks a lot.
A person with a vision finds strength in his inner convictions.
A visionary person finds strengths in the external condition.
A person with a vision continues when problems arise.
A visionary person quits when the road gets tough.
Many important people began life in the poorest and most humble homes, with little education and no advantages. Andrés Bonifacio, a great Filipino hero who was orphaned at the age of 10, educated himself by privately reading the books borrowed from good friends and later became the founder of the great Katipunan. Blas Ople, my most admired man, worked as a janitor and later became president of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines.
Napoleon Hill, a poor and educationally deficient boy had ambition to be a writer, but his good friends assured him that his ambition was impossible, but he eventually became a great writer and author of the very famous inspirational classic book “Think and Get Rich “. which so far, is one of the best sellers in the Philippines. Hellen Keller was deprived of sight, hearing, and the ability to speak before the age of two and later became the author of various articles, books, and biographies.
What gave these great individuals the stamina to overcome serious setbacks and succeed? Dr. John Maxwell gave a good explanation about this query. According to Dr. Maxwell “Each person had an inner dream that ignited a fire that could be extinguished. Great visions begin as an inner work.”
Dr. Booker Washington once said, “I have found that success is measured not so much by the position you have reached in life as it is by the obstacles you have overcome to reach that position.”
The great American President Nixon adds: “Only when you have been in the deepest valley will you appreciate the magnificence of the greatest mountain. It is when you are below that your greatness will show, appear and be proved. You need all the blows for your greatness to Appear “.
Hellen Keller added: “Character cannot be developed with ease and ease. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul strengthen, clarify vision, inspire ambition and achieve success.”
Billi Lim emphasizes, “Remember, to have the rainbow you must have the rain. There is no way. Hard times should make you better and not bitter.”
Philip Adams points out: “It seems to me that people have great potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence to take risks. However, most people don’t. They sit in front of the TV. and they treat life as if it goes on forever. “
The great Goethe encouraged readers: “Everything you can do or dream can begin. Boldness has genius, power and magic.” And finally, Napoleon Hill reminds you that “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your highest achievement.”
Before concluding my message, I would like to encourage you to read and think about this carefully:
If you have dreams
Hold on to your dreams
If your dreams die
You are like a wounded bird without wings!
People … You can if you think you can! I dare you; Do your best and God will do the rest!
I wish you many blessings and may God bless you!