Visualize The Dream: Characteristics of a Forward Thinker

“To think forward means that you consider solutions and not problems, but it goes further than that. This method requires mindfulness about living in the future, which is rife with possibility, rather than letting past experiences hold you back.”


Proverbs 29:18 tells us, “When there is no vision, the people perish, but he who keeps the law, blessed is he.” This scripture is a great reminder for us as visionaries to keep our goals, our dreams and our aspirations in the forefront of our minds. Habakkuk 2:3 says, “Write the vision and make it plain.” What do you hope for? What do you aspire to do? What do you want your legacy to be? Asking these types of questions and taking time to contemplate the answers, help to make our vision more clear.

I have found that the benefit that I get from “writing my vision” down is that it requires me to think about what I am really striving for. It’s a source that I can go back to when I am overwhelmed with the journey that the Lord has me on; that list of goals and aspirations helps to put everything that I am doing back into perspective. In a recent episode of my friend Brooke’s television show, “The Journey”, she shared with her audience that she has a vision board, which helps her to depict more clearly the dreams and goals she has set for herself. This is another great way to visualize your dream. Goal setting and forward thinking are characteristics for any successful person. It is also important to be realistic about our goals; I say Dream BiG, Start Small. Zechariah 4:10 says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”  When God places desires in our hearts, all He is requiring of us is to be open and willing. His promise to us is that He will see that plan through to completion, with the Holy Spirit guiding us every step of the way!

Begin by writing down things that you want to accomplish within the next 3 months, then think about where you want to be in the next 5 years, the next 10 years?

Think about it, be about it, and go for it!





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