Vision

 

Thomas Edison
"Vision without execution is hallucination.”
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Proverbs 29:18
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
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Sam Walton
“Capital isn't scarce; vision is.”
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Author Unknown
“Knowing your destination is half the journey.”
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Joseph Edward Murphy
“We go where our vision is.”
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George Washington Carver
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”
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Helen Keller
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”
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Henry David Thoreau
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
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Wilferd Peterson
"Big thinking precedes great achievement."
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Winston Churchill
“The empires of the future are empires of the mind."
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Jonathan Swift
"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible."
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Werner Erhard
“Create your future from your future, not your past.”
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
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Mevlana Rumi
“Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.”
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David Ben-Gurion
"In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles."
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Eric Hofer
"The only way to predict the future is to have the power to shape it."
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Christopher Reeve
"So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable."
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Mark Twain
“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
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Paulo Coelho
“A philosophy of life: I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.”
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Henry David Thoreau
"In the long run men hit only what they aim at."
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John Sculley
"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."
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Warren Bennis
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
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Author Unknown
"Where you come from is not nearly as important as where you are going."
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Ted Levitt
"The future belongs to people who see possibilities before they become obvious."
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Louis Nizer
"A man's life is colored by the dye of his imagination."
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Abraham Lincoln
"Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then we shall find the way."
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Japanese Proverb
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
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Author Unknown
“The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.”
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Sir Isaac Newton
“If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
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John Wooden
“If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther.”
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George Lucas
"Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it."
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Patrick Snow
“Only those who can see the invisible can accomplish the impossible!”
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Seneca
“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.”
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Mia Hamm
"Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed."
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William Jennings Bryan
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.”
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Henri B. Stendhal
“The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.”
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Henry Ford
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
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George Bernard Shaw
“Do not follow where the path my lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
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Alfred A. Montapert
“To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan.”
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St. Augustine
“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.”
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Mick Ukleja and Robert Lorber
“Reflection is looking in so you can look out with a broader, bigger, and more accurate perspective.”
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Author Unknown
"Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision."
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Norman Vincent Peale
“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they're always there.”
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George Bernard Shaw
“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”
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Joel A. Barke
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
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Marcel Proust
“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
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Robert Collier
“Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.”
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Carl Jung
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”
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Antoine De Saint-Exupery
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
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Napoleon Hill
“Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
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Ayn Rand
“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.”
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Jon Madonna
“Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.”
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Mark Twain
“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
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Ronald Reagan
“To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership—not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere.”
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Mark Twain
“I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.”
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Alvin Toffler
"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
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Jim Rohn
"You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming."
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Adlai E. Stevenson
"We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present."
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done."
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Charles R. Swindoll
"When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic."
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Peter Drucker
"The paradox of the prophet: his very success is his failure. The prophet whose time has come no longer shocks; he entertains."
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Michelangelo
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
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Andrew Carnegie
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."
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Watts Wacker
"No one is less ready for tomorrow than the person who holds the most rigid beliefs about what tomorrow will contain."
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Ralph Lauren
“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.”
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David Gergen
“A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.”
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Robert Fritz
"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."
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Bill Copeland
"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never scoring."
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Jack Nicklaus
"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation."
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Vaclav Havel
“Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”
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James Allen
“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”

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John Kotter
“Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.”
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Robert Collier
“The great successful men of the world have used their imagination they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building.”
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Daniel H. Burnham
“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.”
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Norman Vincent Peale
“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.”
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Theodore Hesburgh
"The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.”
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Sören Kierkegaard
“It is very dangerous to go into eternity with possibilities which one has oneself prevented from becoming realities. A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.”
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Charles Garfield
"Peak performers want more than merely to win the next game. They see all the way to the championship. They have a long-range goal that inspires commitment and action."
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Burt Nanus
"There is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, achievable vision for the future, widely shared."
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
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Father Theodore Hesburgh
“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”
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Author Unknown
“Some spend their entire life climbing a latter only to discover at the top that it is leaning against the wrong building. Determine where you are going before you start climbing.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.”
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Spencer W. Kimball
“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?”
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Charles Handy
"The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world—not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul."
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John Scully
"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
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Kenneth Labich
Don't underestimate the power of a vision. McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, pictured his empire long before it existed, and he saw how to get there. He invented the company motto — 'Quality, service, cleanliness and value' — and kept repeating it to employees for the rest of his life."
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T.E. Lawrence
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."
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Merlin R. Lybbert
“An enterprising turkey gathered the flock together and, following instructions and demonstrations, taught them how to fly. All afternoon they enjoyed soaring and flying and the thrill of seeing new vistas. After the meeting, all of the turkeys walked home.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."
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Sir Ernest Hall
"To be a successful entrepreneur one needs a vision of greatness for one's work. If we dream extravagantly we will be inspired to forge a reality beyond the straight jacket of practicalities. There is a profound connection between art and enterprise which allows businesses to overcome the limitations of their existing visions."
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Karl Albrecht
"In an organization of any significant size, the executives cannot create the future single-handedly. They must develop the enterprise in a constellation of teams within the overall team if they hope to bring the special talents and resources to bear on the challenge of creating superior customer value and sustaining a competitive advantage in the eyes of its customers."
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Robert F. Kennedy
“Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills -- against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 year old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. ‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ These men moved the world, and so can we all.”
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