“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Alan Kay
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung
Your environment is crucial to your success in what ever it is you want to accomplish. Take any dream or vision of yours and place it in an environment surrounded by negativity and it will only be the death of that dream. Your environment includes every part of your life. Where you work, where you live, where you exercise, what you eat, what you listen too, what you watch and most importantly who your surround yourself with.
Find the right environment where your vision grows. This is a place where you can get work done. This is a place where you can get focused and not be distracted. This is a place where all your great ideas come to you. This is a place that may not always be the same location. This is a place where you have your “ah yah” moments. This is a place that offers clarity on this vision and what steps to take next. This place could be in your mind or a state of mind. You alone have to take responsibility for your environment.
Action steps and the raw truth:
1. Stop making excuses for anything.
2. Your circumstance is not special or unique. If the other guy or gal can do it, so can you.
3. Plan your day and work your plan.
4. Make your own accountability chart and measure your success.
5. Believe it and work everyday to achieve it.