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On the importance of vision

On Quartz, Akshat Rathi reveals a simple way to increase the odds you'll achieve your goals:

The clearer your idea of where you are and where you want to be, the better your chances of getting there.

This short post summarizes some key takeaways's from Peter Senge's book The Fifth Discipline.

When people fail to achieve their goals, Senge argues, it’s because they don’t have a vision. These “visions” can be grand ones that we hope will feature in our eulogies. They can also be short-term visions, such as “What my world would look like if I got that promotion.”

Either way, a vision frames your goals in a larger life context. Once you have a vision, spend some time taking stock of reality, says Senge. The gap between the life you envision and reality is what leads to creative and emotional tension. These tensions can fuel willpower.

Read the post (~3 minutes)


Have a great day!

Jimmy


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