Overcoming A Mediocre Life Through the Force of Purpose & Vision
Updated: Oct 23, 2019
There are too many general people in life doing general things. Generality produces a mediocre life. The answer to escaping from a life of "general-mediocre" can be found in the force inherent in purpose and vision.
"There are too many general people in life doing general stuff. Decide to be specific and unique."
What, then, is vision & purpose?
Vision can be defined as seeing and living the future before it comes into being or reality. Vision is expecting more of your current world by taking a step of faith amidst risks, vulnerabilities and uncertainties. Vision is hoping for something beyond yourself. Vision is living in the present but putting your focus in the future and not the present. Vision is doing what is right and not what is good, because doing what is right is what makes us unique. Doing what is good is living a general life.
Self-Discipline the Force of Purpose & Vision
Vision and purpose creates in us the force of self-discipline (self-impose norms to help one to achieve a goal higher than self). The absence of vision produces lack of self-discipline which creates destruction.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish;". Proverbs 29:18 (Modern English Version).
Vision and purpose is the source of self-discipline. Self-discipline is what attracts others to us, hence your vision is what attracts others to you. Humans throughout history are attracted to disciplined people, that is why we pay to see athletes and sports personalities because we admire their discipline. As humans, if we begin to discipline ourselves like athletes we would attract others to us.
A man without a clear vision and purpose is more prone to live a loose life (less disciplined or general life) than a man with very clear and concise vision and purpose. Vision and purpose causes us to live a narrow and tight (disciplined) life. For example, the purpose and vision of John the Baptist led him to discipline his life in dressing and eating.
"This same John had clothing made of Carmel's hair, a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locust and wild honey." Matthew 3:4(Modern English Version).
The purpose and vision of Daniel also disciplined his life:
"But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with wine the wine which he drank......Please test your servant for ten days, let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink." Daniel 1:8, 12 (MEV)
Vision and purpose allows self-discipline to find expression in our lives to make us unique and special and break the yoke of a life of mediocrity.
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“Characteristics of Vision and Purpose (Force of Self-Discipline)”