As we cross the threshold of a brand new year, here are some extra-biblical quotes that have elevated and enhanced my vision:

  1. “Vision is by far our most dominant sense, taking up half of our brain’s resources.” ~John Medina
  2. “It is a terrible thing to see but have no vision.” ~Helen Keller
  3. “Ambition feed the ego; vision fulfills a call.” ~Paul Chappell
  4. “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed.  The vision pulls you.”  ~Steve Jobs
  5. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” ~John Maxwell
  6. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~Jonathan Swift
  7. “Where there is no vision there is no hope.” ~George Washington Carver
  8. “You cannot steal second with one foot on first.” ~Fredrick B. Wilson
  9. “A great vision is like a national anthem, it has the power to pull together, emotionally connect, and inspire great things.” ~Unknown
  10. “Teamwork is the ability to work toward a common vision.  The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”  ~Andrew Carnegie
  11. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from his passion, not position.” ~John Maxwell
  12. “To grasp and hold a vision, that is the very essence of successful leadership—not only on the movie set where I learned it, but everywhere.” ~Ronald Reagan
  13. “You want to set a goal that is big enough that in the process of achieving it you become someone worth becoming.” ~Jim Rohn
  14. “When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.” ~Charles R. Swindoll
  15. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~Michelangelo
  16. “If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Which of these quotes inspires you?  Please share another quote or Scripture that resonates with your God-given vision for your life, family, and/or ministry.