In Search of a Vision Quest?

In Search of a Vision Quest?

Embark upon a Vision Quest! Vision is more than what is seen with the naked eye. It’s a “vivid mental image… the power of imagination. Unusual competence in discernment or perception.” What is your Vision for yourself, your family, your career? With the current state of affairs, the horizon might look quite cloudy.

This quote seems apropos: “Anyone who isn’t confused here doesn’t really understand what’s going on.” (Nigel Wrench). You have gotta love it! And of course since we are of the educated elite class that actually does know what’s going on, we admit our incredible confusion and wonder how best to proceed.

Time for Vision Quest! If you can not control the weather (and heaven knows 50% of the time the meteorologists have difficulty reporting it), at least you can control your response and dress appropriately. And really, without the rain, would the sunny days seem as sweet or the grass as green? Use that imagination, create a vivid mental picture, step up and captain your ship. First, do a little surveying.

Crew – Who is on board?

Compass – Where are you?

Map – Where are you headed right now, in 1 year, 3 years, 10 years?

Supplies- Do you have everything you need? Any necessary repairs, replacements, investments?

Communication – Who knows where you are, where you are going, when you will return? How will you keep in touch?

Ports – Where and when will you stop to rest, refuel, and recharge your batteries?

And now, you are ready to SET SAIL! Let your journey begin! Use your tools, keep your destination in sight, and carry on Mate. Expect to hit some rough waters and maybe even head overboard for a swift spell. In time and with attention, you will learn to self-correct at the slightest change in wind. Here’s to a world of adventure and discovery. Make each day count and the years will add treasures beyond measure. “The years teach much what the days never knew.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Time’s a Tickin’: Delegate. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” (Theodore Roosevelt). Beautifully put. Simple in theory, challenging in practice. Start small. Set aside your pride and think productivity. What can you do with that free time and energy. Go! Delegate with delight!!