So what’s my vision?

The other day, I blogged about the importance of having a simple and compelling vision to direct everything you do in life.

So what’s mine?

Well when I take a look at everything I do in life, in my work, at home, in my sports hobbies and pastimes, it’s quite a diverse range of responsibilities. It would be nigh on impossible to encapsulate every single activity, but what I’ve found is a thread that runs through all of them. It’s not related to a specific activity as such, but is something I love to do so much that I would (and often do) do it for nothing.

As Simon Sinek would put it, it’s not my “What”, it’s my “Why”.

I love to learn. I love to teach. I love to pass on what I’ve found. I love to speak to audiences. I love to inspire. I love to enable. I love to see people growing into what they were made to be.

So after a lot of thought, prayer and many, many drafts, I have come up with this:

“I am a catalyst. I connect people with ideas to inspire and enable them towards all that they were created to be.”

It’s what I try to do when I’m writing this blog, speaking in church, sharing a TED video with a friend or recommending a book or podcast to a colleague. I love to sow seeds and then see how they start to germinate a grow in the lives of people around me.

OK I could tweak with the words a little bit, but I’m confident that it describes who I am and why I’m here. It guides what I do and will help me to say yes and no to opportunities in the future.

So that’s my vision of what I want to create in the world. What’s yours?

 

2 thoughts on “So what’s my vision?

  1. Ah, now I see what you meant in the comments on your earlier post!You talked about ‘who I am and why I’m here.’ I wonder if you’ve come across Jesuit Herbert Alphonso’s ‘Discovering Your Personal Vocation?’ I was recommended it once whilst on retreat and it very much deals with what you’re talking about here.

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