“…to be the best in the industry!”
“..to be the biggest name in the market!”
Who wouldn’t want to be at the top? Recent conversations with current and soon-to-be business owners always got me thinking- what makes a good vision for your business? They say a vision is something big, the future seen through the lens of your business, something almost unattainable but could provide the organizations direction. Something that would last for generations.
Last week the topic in church was about one of the greatest leaders of all time, Nehemiah. The lesson was about VISION. One of the many things that caught my attention, among others, was the mention of a very straightforward chinese proverb, it says:
“If your vision is for a year, plant wheat.
If your vision is for ten years, plant trees
if your vision is for a lifetime, plant people” – Chinese proverb
“..our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential..” – Microsoft
“The Customer, our reason for being, is foremost in our minds. Everything we do, we do for the customer: we anticipate and respond to his/her ever-changing needs.” – Ayala Property Management Corp.
“..to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” – Facebook
His movement thrived not on personality or power but on championing the value of a person. He built bridges and crossed them.Touching the leper…uniting the estranged…exalting the prostitute. And what was that he said about loving your neighbor as yourself?
When people value people, an impenetrable web is drawn, a web of vitality and security. A relationship. – Max Lucado, On The Anvil
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