“There’s a clothing drop box down the street that says, “The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.”
The word “recession” doesn’t inspire most of us. With the global economy faltering and countless complex challenges facing us at every turn, it’s all too easy for “vision” to give way to “hunkering down,” “getting by,” or “being practical.”
But in turbulent times, we desperately need inspiration, clarification and focus-all things that a shared vision can provide.
Some people wait for the future to happen. Others create their futures. The former depend on the luck of the draw. The latter cut their own deal.
How do you create your own future?
By forming a vision and expressing it through a mission statement. Your dream now glitters on the horizon of the future. But you are standing in the reality of the here and now.