A prospect was playing “Stump the Coach” with me. He said, with a bit of a smirk: If you had to tell me in 25 words or less how you can help me accelerate my business growth, what would you say?
My answer: I need only 3—Clarify your vision.
Here’s 25: Clarify your vision. Of your day, your week, your month, your year. And for however long you plan to live. Dream big. Really, really big.
Did I answer your question?
Yes, he said, slightly taken aback. But I’m not sure how to do that.
I asked: Do you want to learn? Yes, he replied.
And he did.
It was fun, and, more importantly, it’s true. The clearer your vision of what you want, the more you recognize things that will help. Clarity accelerates progress. Clarity is the soul of success. You must be clear, or you’ll never get where you want to go. Our brain can see vibrant pictures. We’re visual—we see things in our mind.
Not words, at first. It always starts with our vision, our pictures, our movies in our minds. Then we media-convert to words. But first, we see the picture, we bring it into focus, we start there. Then, we write it down to further define it, to gain clarity, definition. The clearer it is, the faster you move. When we’re confused, it’s hard to be aggressive, so we slow down.
How do you accelerate your growth? You clarify your vision.