Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Where there is no vision, the people perish... (Prov. 29:18a)
All great leaders have a specific leadership point of view that defines how they see their role and their relationship to those they seek to influence.
Think about this: If you lived according to your purpose, what would happen? What difference would you make in the world? How would people describe you?
Whenever we are spurred on to think about our vision, we are often asked to think about how we would like others to remember us. What would you want written about you in your obituary? This may sound morbid, but it is effective. You need to be able to project the impact and contribution you would like to make in the world. That would be your legacy.
Your legacy is the sum of the accomplishments for which you will be remembered. It reflects the impact you have had on this world. Will you be remembered for storing up treasures on earth or in heaven? Defining how you would like to be remembered after your death provides a compelling compass to guide your everyday decisions and actions.