July 24, 2016 Youth Impact

5 ways to combine Vision and Action

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A. Barker


Do you get great ideas and then plan and plan, and plan some more? After all, you want to get the details just right before you execute the ideas.

Or are you more like the converse and jump headlong into something without having a clear understanding of it? The details will work themselves out as you go.


The fear of making a wrong move leads people to rehash the scenarios again and again.  They may even think that their critical focus on the possible outcome is actually productive.  After all, it’s hard work to determine the right path to take!  Sadly, despite all their efforts and good intentions to do the right thing, they are merely spinning their wheels.


Then there is the fact that, for many things in life, there are just too many options from which to choose.  You’d think that having lots of choices available would allow us to be able to achieve exactly what we want. The reality is that the more choices we have available, the worse our decision-making skills become.


Not a good place to be, is it? To feel like you are longingly looking out the window at what might be, but never attaining it can be downright depressing! “Vision without action” is not a good option.


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Here are a few combinations as you go through your Vision and let the action begin:

  1. Be Confident, Not Over-confident!

One reason why someone may choose to act without a clear vision is overconfidence in their abilities (“Ah, everything will be fine — I know what I’m doing!”) This behavior, unfortunately, only ends up being a classic demonstration of the scenario where everyone is “above average.”


  1. Be Precise, Not Hasty:

Then there are others who perceive anything that is not hands-on “getting things done” as being a waste of time. It’s just do, do, and do all the time. But what if they are doing unnecessary tasks or activities that don’t really relate to the bigger picture? “Action without vision” doesn’t work, either.


  1. Be Balanced:

The only real solution is to strike the middle ground — use a good balance of vision and action to achieve successful outcomes. Depending on the circumstances, the balance may shift to favor either vision or action, but there remains a need to incorporate both activities.


  1. Be Patient:

When pursuing your vision with calculated actions there can always be errors which couldn’t be tackled even if u wished to or even were ready for them already, they are there no matter what! And to be clear they actually are there for the betterment in the coming future. Be patient and hold on to your vision and don’t stop doing hard work.


  1. Remember Essentials:

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first: hard work; second: stick-to-itiveness; third: common sense.

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged. At that instance remember the essentials and revise them. Surely there’ll come out a way and you later have a good laugh over it that how easy it was and how it helped in the completion your vision.


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Ali Hamza