Develop a vision that will drive your decisions.

A compelling vision fuels purposeful decisions and extraordinary outcomes. My latest blog post explores how negative visions restrict while positive ones illuminate possibilities. I discuss recasting blurred visions and taking action to manifest bold dreams into reality.

Develop a vision that will drive your decisions.


I recently found myself captivated by a quote from Lewis Howes, the renowned author and motivational speaker. “Vision drives decisions,” he said. This simple yet profound statement got me thinking about the power of vision and its impact on our decision-making process.

The ancient book of Proverbs tells us that people perish where there is no vision. (29:18) But when we dive deeper into the original context, we find that the word ‘perish’ is more accurately translated as ‘showing a lack of restraint’ or ‘letting loose’. So, what this verse is essentially saying is, “Where there is no vision, people show a lack of self-control or fail to stay within their limits.”

The Power of Vision

When we look at the world around us, we gravitate to the tangible – the things we can see, touch, and feel. However, the intangible concept of ‘vision’ becomes necessary when it comes to decision-making and defining our future.

Vision, in its simplest form, is a mental picture of what the future could be. It’s an idea or a dream that directs our choices and actions. While it may not be something we can hold in our hands, it has tremendous power over our lives. This is because positive or negative vision serves as the rudder steering our decision-making ship.

The Impact of Negative Visions

Negative visions can often be deceptive. They creep into our minds, rooted in fear, doubt, and insecurity, and subtly influence our decisions. These visions paint a grim picture of the future, causing us to second-guess ourselves and make choices that may not be in our best interest.

Influenced by a pessimistic outlook, these decisions can chip away at our self-esteem and potential. When we allow negative visions to drive our choices, we limit our capabilities and possibilities. We sell ourselves short and miss out on opportunities that could have led us to success.

The Promise of Positive Visions

On the other side of the spectrum, we have positive visions. We paint these pictures of hope, optimism, and potential in our minds. They serve as a beacon, illuminating the path toward a bright and promising future.

Positive visions inspire us to make confident and constructive choices. They encourage us to believe in our abilities, take calculated risks, and strive for excellence. With a positive vision guiding our decisions, we become more focused, goal-oriented, and resilient.

But more than just encouraging positivity, these visions provide a roadmap to success. They outline our goals and ambitions, helping us stay mission-focused. They enable us to align our actions with our aspirations, ensuring every step brings us closer to our desired future.

Harnessing the Power of Vision

So, what does your vision look like? Is it a negative one filled with fear and doubt, or a positive one brimming with hope and potential? Remember, the power to choose lies within you. Your vision will directly impact your decisions, actions, and your future.

Choose to foster positive visions. Let them guide your decisions and actions. Stay mission-focused, and watch as your ideas turn into reality. Harness the power of vision, and steer your life towards a future filled with success and fulfillment.

Reflecting on Our Visions

Reflection is a powerful tool. It allows us to pause, take inventory of our experiences, and gain insights that can shape our future. In the context of vision, reflection becomes even more essential. Through reflection, we can assess whether our current path aligns with our vision for ourselves and make necessary adjustments.

Losing Sight of Positive Visions

Life is a turbulent journey at times, full of ups and downs. Amidst this turbulence, losing sight of our positive vision is not uncommon. We may get caught up in the daily grind, let go of our aspirations, and settle for the ordinary of the present.

Such a state can be disheartening. After all, a life without vision is like a ship sailing aimlessly in the sea. But remember that it’s common and alright to lose sight sometimes. What’s more important is to acknowledge this and take steps to recapture our lost vision.

The Power to Recast Your Vision

The beauty of vision is in its fluidity, never set in stone. You can recast your vision, dream anew, and set your sights on a future that excites and motivates you.

To recast your vision is the time to revisit your goals, realign your strategies, and recommit to your vision. Ask yourself: What is the future I want to create? What is the vision that I want to drive my decisions?

“Normal is living in a world others create for you. Extraordinary is living in a world you create for yourself.”
Chad Dodd

Once you have a clear answer, the next step is to put your plan into action. A vision without action remains a dream, a fleeting imagination. A vision with action, on the other hand, has the potential to change the world.

Turning Visions into Reality

Turning your vision into reality requires dedication, perseverance, and a whole lot of courage. But remember, every significant achievement started as a vision. Every successful person begins with an idea, casting it as a vision.

So, dare to dream. Dare to envision a future that ignites your passion and fuels your purpose. And once you have that vision, take specific action toward realizing it.

In the end, it’s your vision and your actions that will define your life. So, take some time today to reflect on your ideas, recast them if necessary, and then boldly stride towards turning them into reality.

Your Vision, Your Future

So, what vision is driving your decisions? Is it one of fear and uncertainty or one of hope and optimism? Remember, the choice is yours. You have the power to shape your vision, make clear decisions, and stay mission-focused.

At Klar, Inc., we believe in the power of clarity. We understand that a clear and compelling vision is the cornerstone of effective leadership. We are committed to helping leaders like you develop and execute visionary strategies that drive success.

With Klar, you can expect clarity, simplicity, efficiency, and effectiveness. We collaborate with you, empowering you to make clear and confident decisions that align with your vision and mission.

In the end, clarity develops the extraordinary. And with a clear vision driving your decisions, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

So, here’s to recasting our visions, making clear decisions, and staying mission-focused. Here’s to developing the extraordinary, one decision at a time.