Quotes on Vision

This is an idea that’s fascinated me lately. So much so that I’m having my artist friend Bowen sketch a tattoo design with this as the theme. So what’s gotten my attention? The concept of vision.

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Seeing beyond the here and now is one of the most vital values of someone who wants to accomplish something great. Our lives are meant to tell big stories and show big truths. Without vision, people perish. We lose hope and drive. Vision is the perception of something bigger and better on the horizon. Holding vision by faith enables us to tap into the big future we are made for. And sharing vision with others is how we bring others along with us into a new reality.

Quotes on Vision

  • “Dreams are what make us who we are.” – Sir Ken Robinson via @erwinmcmanus
  • “Vision invigorates the work ethic: daydreaming energizes the wish ethic.” – Fred Smith Sr. via @MikeCowart
  • “One of life’s greatest challenges is to close the enormous gap between what we are and what we know we ought to be.” – @greg_boyd
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau via @tonymccollum
  • “Vision – a prefered future based on clearly communicated values.” @darrinpatrick
  • “If your vision doesn’t scare you, then your vision and your god are too small. ” -Brother Andrew via @AtAttack
  • “Do not dare not to dare.” – C S Lewis via @tonymccollum
  • “Vision without traction is hallucination.” via @LindsayAlderman #abicon2012
  • “There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo
  • “The best use of one’s life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – Oswald Sanders via @docmac45
What phrase comes to mind when you think about vision?

2 responses to “Quotes on Vision

  1. Well I guess an entire book comes to mind. “Follow Me To Freedom” by Shane Claiborne and John Perkins talks about leadership and followership. John Perkins is such a wise man. One thing John told Shane (and I’m paraphrasing) is it takes about eight years to start getting real work done in a community. That’s helped me as I think about church planting. It’s important to commit to a community.
    Keep writing, man.

    • Thanks for writing and encouraging, Pat.
      Claiborne and Perkins seem like a duo who would inspire and challenge. Especially the 8-year principle you mention seems visionary.

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