Unsolved Puzzle

Got Vision?

In today's rapidly changing world it is important to have a clear direction. Information comes at us much faster and in a greater volume than ever before. Distractions abound. We need to have a clear picture of what we are trying to achieve so we can prioritize and avoid unnecessary diversions.


Solved Puzzle

There is nothing new about having a vision of the future, indeed it is one of the things that make us human. The ability to imagine a future better than we have now is what has driven the dramatic growth of development over the last 10,000 years. No new enterprise is started without a vision. It is what drives us to take risks and try something new.


“I thoroughly enjoyed the visioning workshop with Leonard. It helped me feel closer to other participants, many of whom I had never met before, as we realized we have the same hopes and dreams for our organization's activities for the youth. It also inspired me to take some action such as organizing a young people get-together during the coming academic year. Making this commitment to take ownership of a small part of the plans we envisioned together, and also supporting others in doing the same, makes the results feel satisfying and real.”
Raphaela Riparetti
Santa Barbara, CA

“We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.”
Anais Nin

“The difference between visionaries and dreamers is that visionaries make the dreams come true.”
Walter R. Mueller

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Proverbs 29:18

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Thomas A. Edison

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“A man who has a vision is not able to use the power of it until after he has performed the vision on earth for the people to see.”
Black Elk
Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

“A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.”
Jim Sorensen

“Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher

“I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.”
Walt Disney

“Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
Henry Miller

“The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.”
John Macy
Public Servant and Author

“If you're not afraid, you're not doing the right thing.”
Dries Buytaert
Creator of Drupal

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”
Edith Wharton
US Novelist

“If you have a vision, do something with it.”
Anthony J. D'Angelo
The College Blue Book

“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
Robert F. Kennedy
1968 Presidential Campaign

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
Woodrow Wilson
US President

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus
French Philosopher

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”