Have you created a vision for your business? We’ve shared the ZingTrain approach to visioning, which they describe as “a picture of the success of a project at a particular time in the future.” A vision isn’t a strategic plan—a map of where you want to go—rather it is the actual destination.
You can write a big vision for your business in 10 years, or a short-term vision for a specific event you are planning. Once you write your vision down, you are already starting the process of making success happen, but it’s also important to revisit that vision periodically.
Why revisit your vision?
• Remind: If you wrote your vision awhile ago, you may need a reminder. Revisiting it can help you recall some of your goals for your business that may have gotten pushed to the back of your brain as you get caught up with everyday tasks.
• Get Back On Track: There is also a chance you may have gone off course a bit from where you would like to head. Looking at your vision can help steer you back in the right direction.
• Re-Energize: Not only is it a great reminder, but it can re-energize you! Reading your big goals for your business can inspire you and help you to keep working hard each day.
• Revise: Your goals can change as your business grows, so you may need to revise your vision, but you’ll never notice this unless you revisit it.
• Share: As you add new people to your team, it’s important for them to know your vision so you can all work together towards it. Revisiting your vision as you bring on new people can help everyone know where your business is headed.
If you’re reading this and haven’t revisited your vision recently, do it now! And if you’ve never written a vision, check out this article: zingtrain.com/article/thepower-of-visioning
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s September 2021 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.