From: The Maxwell Daily Reader, John C. Maxwell
Date: January 25 2016
Can you see the future as it should be? Do you see something no-one else sees? Does it matter?
In today’s entry Maxwell starts with a short anecdote about Walt Disney. At the time of this story Disney was just a cartoonist. He had taken his children to an amusement park in Los Angeles, Disney’s attention was drawn towards a carousel. The movement, and music which captivated him quickly change to disappointment when the carousel stopped. What Disney thought was a lovely display of music, and entertainment was a broken down piece of crap. The horses were worn with paint chipping, and only the horses on the outside actually moved up and down. This single moment of disappointment led to Disney’s drive to build Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Maxwell calls this quality “utterly indispensable”. The vision is what drives the leader and “paints the target”. It’s the fuel for a burning passion. Vision clarifies and defines the direction of the proverbial business bus. Maxwell further states if you lack vision find someone who has it and consider working with that person. In continuing the use of Walt Disney as his example, Maxwell points out Walt’s brother Roy was the businessman. Together the two of them built what is a lasting entertainment empire.
“Vision is everything for a leader. It is utterly indispensable.”
Action for Day:
Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do.