Big Vision, Small Steps
In my last blog I talked about the need for combating problems like bullying with consistent, daily practice, not just large, annual or one time events. There is however, as I also mentioned, a need for both.
This word shows up in every aspect of life: work, exercise, diet, fun, rest, etc.
To function optimally and reach our highest potential, we require balance.
With this approach, we can accomplish incredible things!
We put a man on the moon, but not because we simply dreamt it up. There was 1. the capacity for vision-scale thinking and 2. the dedication and persistence to carry out all the little, sometimes mundane, necessary steps to get there.
Why do so many of us have difficulty reaching out individual measure of success? Like right versus left brain thinkers, we all have a tendency towards wide or detail-oriented thinking. If you tend to be a wide thinker, you probably have no problem coming up with amazing new ideas. You might, however, have trouble realizing any of them. If you are a detail-oriented thinker, you are probably great at completing tasks to reach a goal…but you likely need someone else to come up with the goal.
Why am I wading into this territory?
As an instructor, I have watched and worked with hundreds of people, fascinated by their progress when working towards a certain goal. As a business owner, I know all too well the endless list of tasks that must be completed in order for things to run smoothly. But if I don’t take time to create and constantly fine tune the larger vision, I would be working meaninglessly on scattered details. This template calls for a balance between the two, and can be applied to a wide range of scenarios.
We all have something unique and valuable to contribute to this world. It is essential that we take the time to learn how to make it happen.
Experience has shown me that we must allow our creative side to flourish, while maintaining the tenacity to see it through practically in the world.
See your vision, and take the small steps to create it, without getting lost in details.
Strike this balance, achieve your goals, and fulfill your potential.