It has been said: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. In fact, a journey of a thousand miles begins with the vision to see the journey.
To imagine yourself being elsewhere in another time is essential if you at all intend to step out onto the vast and move forward. Even the sightless among us requires a target, otherwise we’d consider that individual aimless.
In most instances, the motivation to do something essentially centers on us seeing ourselves accomplishing that thing we set out to do. Seeing yourself cross the finish line is why you run the race. Seeing you 10 sizes smaller is why you start the diet and do the exercises. Seeing her slip the ring onto her finger as you drop to your knee is why you first ask her out. Seeing you beneath that palm tree at the water’s edge is why you work and sweat and save.
It all starts with a vision of successful outcomes and results.
In the absence of vision, there is blindness and inertia and death. We sit in the dark place waiting for the one who will save us and we starve. Even scripture warns us that where vision is missing, people perish.
And so, I challenge you to imagine great things, to see new worlds, to capture the unimaginable in your mind’s eye. And then, I urge you to step and take that journey and arrive in the place you saw.
I’ll see you when you get there.
(C) Copyright 2016, Jonathan Clarke, All rights reserved