- Knowing who you are means you have a significant purpose and know what’s important and why.
- Knowing where you’re going means you understand what you are becoming and see a picture of what it looks like.
- Knowing what guides means you are led by your values and use them in making everyday decisions.
As a leader, when you articulate a vision you say is important, you need to act consistently with it. People watch what you do more closely than what you say.
When you live in the present and are clear about where you’re going, the entire path does not need to be clear. As you take action, your next steps will become clear. Vision is not about planning out all the details and then following them regardless of what is happening in the present.
Vision is about the destination; the path reveals itself during the present. The closer you come to your vision, the more clearly it reveals itself, and the better you understand what it’s really about.