How to design a Vision? You design a vision with inspiration, change and Share!
The right design of a vision can only be done through an emergence of re-designing the way we think and act! And yes the way we share! The concept of vision is very personal and can drive people to achieve great things and execute massive actions. A clear Vision can deliver a way to inspiration and with the right measure of passion one can indeed reach a lot. But this can only be done through a strong design. A design that gets holistic between the way we think and the way we act!
The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
The real voyage of discovery takes all our life and it is part of each moment of the present. The way we are mapping the present and the eyes we look at it is the way we can achieve more or less. I had until recently a corporative job (and I am involved with big corporations worldwide) and have been doing a lot of things in the past. But I was always in a tension and like in the song “I can (could) get no satisfaction””! And looking back I found that what was happening is that the way I was desining my thinking and my action where not aligned. And this conflict, unconscious was indeed stopping me for getting a balance between my capacities and my deliveries.
Recently through a huge effort of self developing and trying to focus in making a difference for myself first and for the ones I cared (and care) after, I opened a completly new design for my life. And of course this happened with a refocus balance between the way I though, think and the way I act. Indeed when trying to do what has been exciting me and the right way to get it, I came to a better balance. And partly I found out that the great thing about the present world is that you can indeed find your own tribe, (your own community of like minded people), using global social mainstream tools such as Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Slideshare, Scribl and so forth. As recently Venessa Miemis put it very well you can do it understanding that:
“Your community already exists, and is waiting for you.
Your vision already exists – it is a shared one.
The tools of empowerment already exist, and are ready to be wielded.”
Once I started doing that (and I understand I have to do it much more) I have been more and more excited with what is possible to do and how we have actually the capacity to change and connect like minded people and communities, amplifying the work of change of agents and mission-driven peers and organizations. And trust me whatever your passion (or drama) I am sure there is a long tail of people like you ready to communicate with you and share with you. We live in an economy of share and vision and inspiration are probably the best currency to reach aspiration wishes.
Make sure that what you want and what you are doing to get it are aligned – that is the design of a vision!
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese proverb
Design informally might refer to an idea of planning or a concrete strategy for developing a system, as the architectural blueprint of a cathedral, the engineering drawings / plans of Leonardo da Vinci or Frank Gehry. The definition of design can as well be the business process for a company such as Apple (one of the best design based coporations). Design is associated as well with the circuit of diagrams, algorithms and the old principles of sewing patterns.
And “to design” refers to make this strategy, planning become real. The definition of “design” is larger and broader and there is no generally-accepted answer to it. Design can be a term with different connotations in different various fields. I will use it to define the way we plan or or develop the balance between the inner thoughts and actions. I am using design as the way of constructing the object of a daily life!
When I visualise the concept of design with my life I oblige myself to do an analysis about my own strategy and planning. It is not easy to do this analysis and find the right degree of objectivity trust me. I have been understanding that to make effective what I want and the way I work to get it is a long term strategy and a continuous effort, design planning that start everyday when I wake up. It all start with understanding and sharing passion, enthusiasm and find what is my unique vision (moreover who are the people that have that same vision and after create the right processes to engage with them). Doing this and make sure my research is driving me in the direction of other people, like minded peers and reaching them in a constructive and long term way. And that you can use all social media tools in your disposition to find these people: Twitter, blogging, Facebook, Search, self publishing, forums and other amazing tools.
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill
While I am writing and working in activities where I can share my vision, I feel more and more that I can indeed do a lot and change (starting by modifying,improving my own design) if we focus in the light of this vision and hear and engage our like minded peers! And of course when we make sure we go for it! (Disclaimer that is not easy and it implies courage and a strong will power!)
I found out that one can get a balance by sharing the sum of his Emotional intelligence and passion with a self developing daily exercise that we can manage and optimise with other like minded peers through collaborative and social media tools. We can indeed do a lot by finding everyday a synthesis of all inspirational inner forces and letting free the will that turns into balance and intelligence the old understanding of the tension between reason and feeling. I want to finish with Venessa Miemis words:
“everything is interconnected and we can go further by connecting, collaborating, and amplifying each other’s efforts than by stubbornly trying to reinvent the wheel.”!
I will do it! Aiming towards an emergence of better ideas to change the design of things and inspire people! To synthetise you can learn how to design a vision following your inspirational inner self and making sure that what you want and what you are doing to get it are aligned – that is the design of a vision!
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan. Alfred A. Montapert