Action without vision can be a nightmare.

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

The first basic ingredient of leadership is a guiding vision. The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
- Warren Bennis

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion.
- Theodore Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame

Strength is derived from unity. The range of our collective vision is far greater when individual insights become one.

Without some kind of personal vision, you have no direction. You follow the herd, and you may not find out until it's too late that the herd is leading you right off a cliff.
- Don Hutcheson

Vision without Action is a Daydream.
Action without Vision is a Nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb

The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
- HG Wells

Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there.
- EH Gombrich

Creating a better future starts with the ability to envision it.

For those empowered with a vision, greatness begins with a single spark of inspiration.

The view from the top gazes upon new horizons.

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

It's okay to lose sight of the shore as long as you don't lose sight of the inner course.

If you can't imagine it, you can never do it. In my experience, the image always precedes the reality.
- Marilyn King, Two-time Olympic Pentathlete

The soul cannot think without a picture.
- Aristotle

Leaders are responsible for the creation of a vision, and the vision provides the basic energy source for moving the organization towards the future.
- "The Transformational Leader", Tichy and Devanna

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

No dream is too old to redeem.
- Sharon Williams

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Nothing much happens without a dream. For something really great to happen, it takes a really great dream.
- Robert Greenleaf

Vision without action is meaningless.

An effective vision, like a good story, draws people in with sight, feelings, even taste and smell. These elements create 'whole' experiences rather than thoughts.
- Woodward & Buchholz

Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

No one can predict to what heights you can soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings.

Vision animates, inspirits, transforms purpose into action.
- Warren Bennis

Have you ever noticed that the only ones who ever reach their dreams are those who have them!
- Dr. Lewis Losoncy

Never make the mistake of limiting the visions of your future by the narrow experience of your past.
- Dr. Lewis Losoncy

One person with a dream becomes a majority in any size group.
- Dr. Lewis Losoncy

The motivating team leader is that one person with a dream for the future.
- Dr. Losoncy

Great athletes train their minds as well as their bodies. There are various mental conditioning techniques many use when preparing for an event. Perhaps the best known technique is visualization, creating a mental image not only of the desired result (the gold medal, a new world record, a hole-in-one), but also of every move that will be taken en route to the ultimate goal.

I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus PICTURE of it in my head.
- Jack Nicklaus

Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel Barker

VISIONING: If you clearly and vividly IMAGINE yourself in the first person doing, being, having the things and qualities you truly want ... then you will be using positive imagination to begin a change to fulfilling that image.

The power of the VISUAL: Consider the safety instructions sheet found on every airplane. This serves as a excellent example of the power of the visual over the written. Why? Overcomes language barriers, catches your attention, more info in shorter amount of time, get a "gestalt" viewpoint, easier to remember. Use VISUALS to capture the attention and retention of YOUR audiences.

PRACTICE does NOT make perfect. However, actual practice combined with the practice of perfection in your imagination can lead to perfection.


End of Quotes on "Vision"

12/10/2008

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