First the VISION – conceive your idea. What do you see for the future?
Next the GOAL – the design or purpose of the idea. What do you want your team to do?
Then the PLAN – the scheme, strategy – your detailed plans to build your team.
And finally the SYSTEM – the method or practiced procedure that becomes a routine process – your detail play book showing exactly how to act and react.
What is a Vision? Vision: something seen in a dream, trance, a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation. The power of imagination of seeing or conceiving. The act or power of seeing; lovely or charming sight.
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
When you believe it, you will see it. -Wayne Dyer
Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets, so that one can read it readily. For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint. If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late. The Bible
What is a Goal? Goal: An aim or objective, intention; terminal point of a race. The end toward which effort is directed.
The purpose of goals is to focus our attention. The mind will not reach toward achievement until it has clear objectives. When we set goals, then that the switch is turned on, the current begins to flow, and the power to accomplish becomes a reality Success Magazine
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Earl Nightingale
What is a Plan? Plan: A description; a design, a draft, form or representation. The representation of anything drawn on a plane, as a map or chart; a scheme; a sketch. Also, a method of design or action, procedure or arrangement for accomplishment of a particular act or object. Method of putting into effect an intention or proposal.
We don’t plan to fail, we just fail to plan. So, plan. And, be prepared not just to change horses in midstream, but to change to a boat in midstream. Keep your goal, your Dream. Stay firm and fixed on that. Be prepared, however, for whatever methods come along to get you there. Especially methods not on your plan. Plan on it. JUST DO IT!
What is a System😕
System: Orderly combination or arrangement, as of particulars, parts, or elements into a whole; especially such combination according to some rational principle. Any methodic arrangement of parts. Method; manner; mode.
A goal is what we want. A system is the way of getting it. A goal is our heart’s desire. A system is the action, information, values and behaviors we use to get it.
When you ask some people why they’re not living their dream, they usually respond with a listing of unavailable methods: not enough money, information, contacts, breaks, etc. All these are just methods. They may sound like rational reasons, but they are, in reality, just rational lies. JUST DO IT!
Working without a system can be like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic –
no matter how well it’s done, the result is the same.