Why You Need to Create Visions (Not Just Goals)

November 11, 2014 5:14 PM

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Recently, I was listening to Andrew Ferebee's "Knowledge For Men" podcast (which, by the way, I just love), and Ferebee was interviewing Jordan Belfort, the man who The Wolf of Wall Street is based on. I was blown away by something Belfort said regarding goals versus visions. In part, Belfot said, "Too many people go around setting goals." [Insert me saying to myself -- "That's me!".] Further, he said (and now I'm paraphrasing) that people who go around setting goals and accomplishing them without having a vision are usually negative because they hit a goal and then move on to the next one without having a higher purpose, which is demotivating.

This was an "aha" moment for me. As a huge proponent of intentional living, I am constantly setting and achieving goals. However, I never thought about a concrete vision for the goals I set (for my life, business, or anything else). After searching around the web, I discovered there isn't much out t...

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