Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with great imagination or wisdom.
Vision also deals with imagination or dreams. You have to imagine it with great hope of its coming to fulfillment.
Moreover, the vision am talking about is not that of religion which you can get through your dreams or similar experiences but am talking about the vision you, as an ordinary individual, have to think out and plan seriously for with great determination, vigour and enthusiasm.
We have three calibers of people, namely, those that do not have vision at all, those that have vision or dreams in life but don’t know how to make their vision and dream to come through and those that have vision and know how to achieve their visions and are working hard towards achieving their visions and dreams in life.
It is quite unfortunate that many students in this world do not have vision in life. They do not actually have dream, focus or goals to be achieved. They’re just in to school because others are there or because they’re forced to go by their parents or guardians. If you are such a student, it is absolutely obvious that you can’t achieve anything. Why? Because you do not have any target. It is when you have a target first, and then you will be able to plan for this particular target.
The word “achieve” actually means: “to succeed in reaching a particular goal.” But when you don’t have a goal, you will automatically fall prey to failure in all ramifications of your life endeavours. “Where there is no goal, there will be no achievement”.
Do you find anything interesting in a football match where there is no goal-post? Your answers should be No, but the football match where there are two goal posts is quite interesting and enjoyable. This is because the two teams playing the match will be fighting, struggling and striving to score goals in favour of their own team.
I will also like you to agree with me that there is nothing interesting or enjoyable in the life of any student or individual who doesn’t have any goal, vision, dream, focus or target in life. That particular person is just wasting his/her precious time. “A life without vision is meaningless”.
But I want to assure you that you can still make it for it’s not late now. Only what you have to do is to sit down and think something wonderful. And then just imagine something prestigious, lucrative and significant in your mind, struggle for it with great vigour and enthusiasm. When you do this, then you will achieve your expectation in life.
I want you to have this mentality that you can really achieve whatever you want to achieve in this life. But if you have vision already, do not fear or be frightened. Just work out your vision or dreams in life and you will see that your dreams will be a thing of reality.
“The greatest enemy of success is the fear of success”. So set fear aside and success will follow you with immediate effect. Let this vision of yours be in your mind always. Don’t allow anything at all to take this vision away from you. Misdeeds can really take your vision away, for through your wrongdoings; many things can work contrary to your vision in life.
Pride is really a bad concept in one’s vision. Many people have lost their focus due to pride. They placed themselves superior and others as being inferior to them. Remember that “Pride goes before a fall”.
“Where there is no vision the people perish….” therefore, the result for no vision is quite tragic and dangerous. Can you embark on a journey without making up your mind on where you’re going to? But a student without vision is just like a man who embarked on a journey without a definite destination in view. This actually implies that such a man is going nowhere.
In fact, to live without vision is to live in confusion, distractions and disappointments. This is because, when you aim at nothing you will surely hit at nothing. Men who left indelible marks in the history of humanity were men and women of vision. They aimed at something. My prayer is that you will not aim at nothing, and then get nothing rather you will aim at something and get something. “That is vision”.
Above all things, desire marks the beginning of everything we are and all we are to be in this life. You can never be what you never desired. Without desire there will not be any vision. Your desire would turn out to be your vision. Do you really know that what and where you’re today is as a result of what your desires were some years ago and it is sure that where and what you will be in the future would automatically be determined by what your desire is today. “Without yesterday there will be no today”. Yesterday brought about today and today will bring about tomorrow.
In fact desire will give you a focus in the journey of life. Desire which is a strong wish to have or do something will help you a lot in knowing your vision and working it out. It can equally help you to handle distractions that may come on your way which are not in accordance with your vision.
Remember that “you can only deserve what you desired and you can’t deserve what you never desired”. An engineer deserved to be an engineer, just because he desired to be an engineer. Know it that desire is all about “Strong wish to have or do something” you will never rest until that which you are desiring comes to pass. “It can be delayed but can’t be denied”.