The vision of things to be done may come a long time before the way of doing them becomes clear, but woe to him who distrusts the vision.
— Jenkin Jones
Winners bring reality up to their vision. Losers bring their vision down to reality.
— Chuck Knox
A clear vision, along with the courage to follow through, dramatically increases your chances of coming to the end of your life, looking back with a deep abiding satisfaction, and thinking, I did it. I succeeded. I finished well. My life counted.
— Andy Stanley
Develop a vision. People want to follow someone who knows where he or she is going.
— Kenneth Labich
I noticed an almost universal trait among Super Achievers. These people knew what they wanted out of life, and they could sense it multidimensionally before they ever had it. They could not only see it, but also taste it, smell it and imagine the sounds and emotions associated with it. They prelived it before they had it. And that sharp sensory vision became a powerful driving force in their lives.
— Steve DeVore
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
— Dale Carnegie
Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.
— Benjamin Disraeli
I have a great deal more respect for someone who keeps coming back after losing heartbreaker after heartbreaker than I do for the winner who has everything going for him.
— Wilt Chamberlain
It took me twelve years to become an overnight sensation.
— Toby Harrah
God has a way for us to do everything He places in our heart. He does not put dreams and visions in us to frustrate us. We must keep our confidence all the way through to the end, not just for a little bit and then when it looks like the mountain is too big, give up.
— Joyce Meyer
It is important to remember that it is the nature of a vision to have gaps. If there were no gaps, somebody else would have already delivered the goods. For this reason, every successful inventor, leader and explorer faces criticism.
— Andy Stanley
Generally speaking, if God has given you a vision of involvement and achievement, do not expect anyone else to fully appreciate it, because it is a personal vision for you alone, and it is rare for another person to relate on that personal wave length.
— Peter Daniels
Vision looks inward and becomes duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
— Stephen Wise
When God gives a vision, transact business on that line, no matter what it costs.
— Oswald Chambers
The world is hard on a vision. After all, a vision is about change. And change is not welcomed in most arenas of life. For a vision to survive, it must be mature and healthy before being exposed to the cynical, critical, stubborn environment in which it is expected to survive.
— Andy Stanley
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
— Napoleon Hill
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
— Jonathan Swift
The ones who maintain their commitments are sustained by a vision of themselves as they would like to be. The ones who falter are those who rely on progress to sustain their motivation. When progress stops, so does their commitment.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
You know what it’s like when you put on someone else’s glasses by mistake: You get an instant headache and the world is a blurry mess. That’s just what happens when you use someone else’s vision as a guide for your own life.
— Deborah Shaw
In every block of marble I see a statue;
See it as plainly as though it stood before me,
Shaped and perfect in attitude and action.
I have only to hew away the rough walls
Which imprison the lovely apparition
To reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it.
To avoid drifting away from your focus, ask yourself at regular intervals, “Is what I’m doing right now helping me to achieve my goals?” That takes practice.
— Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
People who keep commitments tend to do so not because they experience constant success and positive feedback, but because they never lose sight of what they are trying to become and they never lose the faith that they can achieve what they’ve set out to achieve.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
How do you stay committed to your practice plan and achieving your goals? By reminding yourself each and every day of your dreams and doing the daily tasks needed to reach your goals.
— Patrick Cohn
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
— Henry Ellis
Realistically, things can happen as you pursue your vision of a better life, so your goals may require fine-tuning along the way. You may accomplish some easier than you had thought; others may elude you. Keep your vision in mind and make adjustments as you go in order to stay on target.
— Stedman Graham
The great man has a vision of the future that enables him to put obstacles in perspective; the ordinary man turns pebbles in the road into boulders.
— Henry Kissinger
If you have been seeing things that are not there, it could be that you are not hallucinating but are a person pregnant with a miracle and about to do the impossible.
— T.D. Jakes
I see that my steadfast desire was alone responsible for whatever progress or mastery I have made. The reality is always there, and is preceded by vision. And if one keeps looking steadily the vision crystallizes into fact or deed.
— Henry Miller
Begin with the end in mind.
— Stephen Covey
The people who make a difference in this world commit to what could be before they know where the money is coming from. Their vision is enough to cause them to jump in. Money usually follows vision. It rarely happens the other way around. Consequently, vision always involves sacrifice and risk-taking.
— Andy Stanley
The most essential quality for leadership is not perfection, but credibility. People must be able to trust you, or they won’t follow you. How do you build credibility? Not by pretending to be perfect, but by being honest.
— Rick Warren
Leadership is by example, not talk.
— Bill Walsh
Leaders make ideas tangible and real to others, so they can support them. For no matter how marvelous the vision, the effective leader must use a metaphor, a word or a model to make that vision clear to others.
— Warren Bennis
Treat others as we want to be treated ourselves. People do not willingly follow leaders who are unconcerned with how they are treated.
— Major General William Cohen
A leader can empower people by expecting more of them than they think they can possibly achieve. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy – if the leader really believes that people can do more, they’ll begin to expect more from themselves.
— Robert Townsend