September 17th, 2007 09:13 EST
In my experience, people seem to fall into one of two categories: they either see the vision, or they believe the vision when they see it.Entrepreneurs tend to be people who see the vision. In order for other people to understand the vision " and how they can participate in it " the vision must be clearly articulated. The people must be able to wrap their arms around the vision, get excited about it, get involved in it, etc. People who need to see a vision before they can believe in it are people who never make substantial dollars in any of the ventures they undertake. They never take the big chances. They never get in at the beginning. They are frequently disappointed with the results of their efforts, but they can`t draw a line between their dissatisfaction and the fact that they have to see something before they can believe in it.
I`m not telling you to believe every crazy idea that comes along, because believe me, hundreds of crazy ideas cross my desk every year. On the other hand, the ideas that you can see in your mind`s eye, and that excite you, are the ones that more than likely will take off. When people get excited about something before it physically exists, that`s the formula for great success.
So, as you are working hard every day to build your company, or as you`re building your career, make sure that you know which camp you are in. Are you someone who needs to see it to believe it? Or do you see the vision before it materializes? And if you are one of those people, then you should draw a vision that other people can understand, and bring them into your business. That`s the way to make the most success possible of any endeavor you undertake. You have to believe if you want to see your dream come to life.
About Joel G. Block, President of Growth-Logic, Inc.
Often dubbed a "Growth Architect" by his clients, Joel Block advises companies on explosive growth strategies by driving revenue and sales. Well known in the capital markets, Joel is a successful entrepreneur, speaker and advisor. To bring Joel into your company, please visit www.joelblock.com or www.growth-logic.com.