A thought that is rolling around in my head this morning is,
Passion without clear vision leads to unproductive busyness.
It is possible to have abundant amounts of energy and passion and no clear direction. I think this is probably true of a lot of young leaders.
It’s kind of like driving a four-wheeler as fast as you can through the forest. The wind is whipping through your hair, the speed is exhilarating, the rush of climbing hills, flying past trees, and passing your buddy on his ATV is unbelievable… and yet at the end of the day all you can say is that you went fast on an ATV.
At the end of my life I want to have accomplished more than going fast on an ATV. I want to have accomplished more than just living passionately.
At the end of my life I want to have accomplished something. I want to have achieved the purpose for which I was made, and I’m guessing every person to some degree would hope for this too.
What’s the key? Having a clear vision for your life, church, business, home, etc.
How do you get that clear vision?
Ironically, you get that clear vision as you separate yourself from the busyness that your passion generates.
I am finding that the more I separate myself from busyness and go into quiet isolation with no phone, no computer, and no books, the more I get a clear sense from God regarding what it is I am to do. Having “vision clarity” allows you to channel that passion into meaningful, productive actions that will enable you to someday look back and say, “mission accomplished.”
Clear vision + passionate action = meaningful achievement