I was reading a blog post by Michael Hyatt that essentially said you need to know the problem you’re solving for before you can try to solve it. He framed it as “vision first, strategy second”. This ought to be common sense, but it’s not. Use clarity of vision to make change.
If you’re taking a trip, the first step is deciding where you’re going. That’s the vision. Then you figure out how you’re going to get there. That’s the strategy. When you know the problem you’re solving for, then you’ll focus your resources on that.
Where most of us run into trouble is when we lose sight of the vision. We forget where we’re going. We lost sight of the mission. The world is full of distractions, and it’s too easy to succumb to them.
A lot of people never had a vision to begin with. They ramble along day-to-day, and work with whatever they stumble across by accident. The current situation in the world has forced a lot of people to set aside their vision for a while, or abandon it completely, in order to adapt.
It’s time to think about what we can do with current reality. We need to start considering what comes next. Then we can figure out how to work with what we have, where we are, in whatever way we can, to begin that new journey.