Where there is No Vision, The People Perish
When this topic first comes to mind, the word most people catch is vision. What is vision? Vision can be defined as the act or power of anticipating what may or may not come to be. A quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger is “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” A person who creates an enterprise without a vision is like a contractor without his blue prints. He has no map to guide him to its completion. At any given time he may make an error causing his creation to plummet. Envisioning is only the first step in the completion of a project. It also takes discipline to see the project to its completion... If you can’t see the destination, you cannot walk the path and without proper discipline you will stray from your path. All great achievements in human kind started as a dream. The election of the first black President of the United States of American and the “free world” began as a vision. A dream not merely of Mr. Barack Obama, but a dream borne by the pioneers of the American civil rights movement such as Frederick Douglas, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King. This dream to paraphrase Dr. King was one where people are judged by their character and not the color of their skin”. Without persistent hard work of the forefathers of civil rights movement, this vision goal would not have become a reality.
When one works towards a vision and does not stray from the path not only will the vision be successful but other great ideas will branch from it. One great vision, which we Bahamians seem to forget today, is our country itself. We had a vision to be an independent nation. We had a vision to be free from all grasps. Our vision came to life through hard work, determination, teamwork and most importantly faith. We had faith in our ability, faith in the power to change the way in which our...
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