Mission and tactics
Let the adventure begin
Don’t miss the video at the end of this blog
There will be no adventure if there is no vision. There will be no adventure without a plan.
This is part 3 of 5 on “How to grow almost anything”.
Growing is always an adventure! Growing your business, your faith, being a better mom or dad, is all about growth. And when you have growth, it’s always an adventure.
In this blog I want to remind us of things we know about vision. As Bill Hybels says, “vision leaks”. And when vision leaks, the gravitational pull towards the “ordinary” is strong. And then, we run the risk of getting bogged down in busyness and non-productive action.
Know your why
Reviving vision starts with visiting a well-known question. The question is knowing your why. Why do you want to grow your business, grow your faith, grow your parenting skills etc.?
Marry your mission
Once we have resolved the “why”, you can start working on your tactics. Remember the words of Andy Stanley, “Marry your mission and date your tactics”. Your tactics are the “what” and the “how”. When you know where you want to go (vision), you can then figure out how you going to get there (tactics)!
Question to fill your vision bucket
Here are some questions that may help you fill your “vision bucket” once again. Before reviewing the questions, first determine where it is that you want to experience growth. Is it your business, your spiritual journey, your role as a dad or mom?
Now the questions.
- Why do you want to grow in this particular area?
- Who do you know that has already done well in this area, and what can you learn from them?
- What are the key lessons that you have learnt from past experiences in this area?
Finally, what tactics do you need to get started on fulfilling the why? Come up with no more than 3 actions, then focus on the most important of the 3 right now!
The final thought is, determine some “mile stones”. These are short term goals that are measurable. These are the small wins that will lead to the fulfilment of your vision.
There is a lot more to be said around vision – but this may be a good place for you to start.
Let me know how this goes.
PS. Check out the video below along the same lines as this blog