For many years I heard that you had to start with a vision for your business or your life if you really wanted to succeed, but no one could explain to me why it was needed or how it worked from a practical or scientific standpoint.
When I was young and naive, I was skeptical and wanted empirical evidence showing me why I should invest my thoughts and time into really thinking about a vision for my life and business, and why getting absolutely clear by writing it down was imperative to my achieving success.
Even though I couldn’t find adequate answers at the time, reluctantly, I did as others suggested purely because they were far more successful than I. As I was told “don’t ask so many questions” and “just do it,” I temporarily gave up my need for so many answers-but not for long.
At the ripe young age of 21, I created a grand vision for my life and my career. Even though I had only graduated from high school, and everyone told me that you need a college degree to really succeed, I took a different approach and got into business at a very young age.
For the next 26 years, I stayed on a healthy mental diet to train my brain, and followed the belief of allowing the universe to guide me and bring me whatever I needed to fulfill my visions of being financially free and living an extraordinary life.
After building four multi-million dollar businesses-one of which grosses more than $5 billion a year in sales and having made millions of dollars for myself and others, I began to search for the answers to the question I’d had 25 years earlier. Why is having a clear and precise vision so important?
I couldn’t help wanting to know why. As a child I was very curious and my parents could not answer many of the questions I had about success. After all, they only had a total of 5 years of school between them and had never made more than $30 thousand in a year.
Since I wanted more for myself, I sought out the best minds, researchers, and teachers in the world to teach me how to have an abundant life in all areas.
So, what did I learn that you can apply immediately and benefit from my lessons?
Simple: without a clear and precise vision of exactly what it is you want, you’ll never reach it or have it.
Now of course I will not leave you hanging without understanding why.
My research has taken me into the world of quantum physics and neuroscience for the answer to the question “why is it so important to start with a vision?”