“Commitment Precedes Vision”
“There is the story of an ambitious young man who, on his twentieth birthday, became consumed with the desire to change the world. He spent the next 20 years trying to do that but couldn’t.
At age 40, he settled for trying to change his country. He spent the next 20 years trying to do that but couldn’t.
At age 60, he settled for trying to change his community. For the next 20 years he strived to do that but failed.
At age 80, he decided to focus on changing his family. He spent the next 20 years trying to do that but couldn’t.
At age 100, he decided to focus on changing himself. But the next day, he died. The lesson?
If you want to change the world, you better start with yourself. Gandhi said, “We must become the change we want to see in the world”
So the question to ask ourselves is: ‘In what ways can I become the change I seek to see happening around me?’” (Source Unknown)
“I used to say, “I sure hope things will change. Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.” (Jim Rohn)
“In life, many thoughts are born in the course of a moment, an hour, a day. Some are dreams, some visions. Often, we are unable to distinguish between them. To some, they are the same; however, not all dreams are visions. Much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit. But visions are messages from the Great Spirit, each for a different purpose in life. Consequently, one person’s vision may not be that of another. To have a vision, one must be prepared to receive it, and when it comes, to accept it. Thus when these inner urges become reality, only then can visions be fulfilled. The spiritual side of life knows everyone’s heart and who to trust. How could a vision ever be given to someone to harbor if that person could not be trusted to carry it out.
The message is simple: commitment precedes vision.” (High Eagle)