There is an old Proverb that says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” I found myself reminiscing about a question I was asked once on a job interview, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” What that interviewer was asking was, “What is your vision for your future?” That interviewer knew that without vision, I hadn’t given much thought to my future which meant that I wasn’t someone they wanted for their company.
So where do you see yourself and your business in 5 years? The Harvard Business Review says that a well-conceived vision has two parts: Core Ideology and an Envisioned Future. The Core Ideology is made up of your company’s core values and core purposes. The Envisioned Future is a vivid description of your company’s biggest 10-30 year goal.
Do you have a well-conceived vision for your business? Start with the easy part–your core values and purpose, then move on to the big 10-30 year goal. Make this goal big…really big, then picture it vividly.
Having a vision of your business, family, group, or even self is important to the future.
Have a vision. Know where you are going!