A Business Without a Vision Statement
I spoke with a very successful business man the other day. He makes millions. He is a spiritual man, a Christian, and we talked about living in the moment, being free of the shame of the past and free of the fear of the future. So I asked him, "How do you, a business man, take literally Jesus' saying, 'Take no thought for tomorrow'?" He said that he's thought a great deal about that and decided that when he implements integrity, wisdom and work into all that he does presently, it usually if not always is rewarded with success. So, in a sense, he doesn't have a "vision" for his company. He just does what he does well and with integrity. Literally, when the present is lived authentically, tomorrow does take care of itself. In fact, he says vision has placed a limiting restraint on his success in the past, as well as rendered the work environment artificial, so he canned vision statements. His company's healthier. He, like I, learned fast. The fine art photograph is the creation of my friend Jorgen Klausen.