Vision – The First Step

“I think we all walk around with a greater vision of ourselves and our world. Everyone. The challenge lies in expressing that vision-courageously putting yourself out there every day and saying yes, this is who I really am, this is what I’m meant to do.”- Michael Pollock

I sometimes worry that I’m a bit narcissistic or have grandiose visions that seem ridiculous.

Then I read something like this and can’t help but ponder…

It must truly take courage to see a vision, dream something wonderful, create something unseen or unheard before.

It must take courage to see something wonderful about yourself and take that step that takes this vision out of your head and puts it in front of others. Others who may scoff at your painting, your song, your words, your attempts at being greater than what they see.

What risks do we take when we say to the world “look at me!” . What if the world doesn’t look? Or worse yet, can’t even see? What if the world looks and shrugs it’s massive shoulders, utters a bland “eh” and goes on about it’s business.

What if those who visioned themselves greater than what they were – never acted?

If we apply that to each of our lives, how would we be different than we are now? If one of our ancestors had not envisioned something greater of themselves wouldn’t many, if not all, of our lives be different?

I do have visions. I do have dreams. I see healthier, fitter, visions of myself. I see myself being more involved with family. I envision traveling. I dream of writing fabulous words that hold meaning for me and that others find value in. I dream of riding my bike down the road, around a state, across a country. I envision becoming a better employee. A super wife (I better get busy with this one).

I envision myself being a better human being.

It must be frightening to not have a greater vision of yourself.   I find some comfort in thinking I can be better than what I am.

Okay, truth be told,  I do have other visions.  Writing a fabulous book that is then made in to a movie that tugs at every emotion man and woman have ever experienced and the book and the movie move the world to peace and coexisting- with humans flourishing everywhere in the most beautiful ways.   I  write the musical score for the movie and play it myself with my awesome acoustic guitar.  I stand on a stage with hundreds of other people singing a song I wrote.  And my blog hits one thousand readers in one day.  And I ride my bike around the circumference of the USA and then fly to Ireland and ride around the circumference of Ireland and then cris-cross it to get the midlands accounted for and when I stop at Gráinne O’Malley’s castle I am given the key and told it is mine to live in forever and I can have wi-fi there but everything else is authentic from her time period and I am inspired to write a fabulous period piece from, of course, that period of her life.  Ireland then gives me citizenship.  Then I learn how to dance.   Then I dance merrily with my grandchildren who are living in a world of peace and love.  And we are all drinking Tim Horton’s coffee.     And the world has discovered how great bicycle’s are for everything.   And the most common and loved mode of transportation is the bicycle.  And the world’s health improves.   
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I do see a greater vision of me.  Because I envision greater every thing.
The first step.

40 thoughts on “Vision – The First Step

  1. omg that was wonderful that ending vision. It felt like I was reading as you were talking and not taking a breath lol.

    I started laughing really loud as you mentioned being able to have wifi in the Pirate Queen’s castle lol….omg that was too funny.


  2. Better get to it, then. Can’t wait to see you as the Pirate Queen living in her castle with wifi while we all get around on our bicycles, healthy as healthy can be. 🙂 But I do have one, very small, request. May I have tea instead of Tim Horton’s coffee? I have nothing against Tim Horton’s coffee except that it’s coffee. Do you know what would happen to the world if I started drinking coffee? I’d become so hyper that I might blow up a few visions just by talking them to death at a million miles per hour.


    • Your request is certainly granted! Tea is one of my favorites! And since we will be living in a better, happier world, you would be able to do as you pleased!!! You know, though, that would be very entertaining to see. 😉


  3. Love your grand vision …. but you forgotten Sweden, so I’m a bit upset now. *laughing.
    When I was working, was I my own worst enemy .. because if I did something good … I had to do it even better next time.
    Today I have my day dreams and of course they are my visions. But I don’t have a urge to become better than I’m … because I think I’m pretty good as I’m. *laughing.


  4. I absolutely love this one Colleen! I think because the first part was so serious and I found myself really listening and waiting for the grand message and then the last part just had me so tickled! Really, really good! Also, I just love that picture!


  5. Lovely post! We were all made to have a vision, to dream big, outside ourselves and make this world a better place. Echoing bikebrown, march on, march on, march on…..Mary


  6. Yes, I sit down sometimes, and COMPLETELY change the world for what I think is the better! And, of course, I am the absolute heroine in my musings. So move over Colleen, no room for two!


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