From professional failures: 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy within 5 years of leaving the league. To personal hang ups: nearly 50% of smokers who’ve had surgery for early stage lung cancer go back to smoking in just a year. We struggle with planning for what’s next in our lives. “The reality is how we live today is completely shaped by what we believe about our future.” -Tim Keller.
In leadership what a leader believes about their future should translate into vision. Now you would think just like the number 1 at Chick-fil-A comes with fries; vision automatically comes with every leader—and you would be wrong. Finding a leader with vision is not a causal find. Insert former President Ronald Regan. Before becoming President of the United States he was a sports broadcaster, actor, and Governor. Jennifer Hudson before her run as a finalist on American Idol and her Academy Award in 2006 and Grammy in 2009—she sang on Disney Cruise Ships. There was a lot of hustle, determination, and grit on both of their behalf. However, I believe it is their vision that made the difference. Neither of them lived for the present, they both had vision to see a better future. Vision is so rare, that I like to think of it as a super power for any leader. A leader with vision:
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