There is an old story about a stranger coming to town and she sees three men with wheelbarrows full of rocks.
- She asks the first man what he is doing and he responds rather sarcastically, “I’m hauling rocks.”
- She asks the second man and he responds rather despondently, “I’m building a wall.”
- Now the third man when asked the same question answers enthusiastically, “I’m building a cathedral.”
Three people all doing the same task and each has a different outlook or vision.
Some people when hearing this will say – “This is the difference between a pessimist, realist and optimist.” My view is we can all lean towards the optimist if we all know the vision. A business without a shared vision will often experience problems from personal, financial to customer. Vision won’t solve everything, but it does help give many of us a reason to get up in the morning!
So what are you building this week? A rock pile? A wall? A cathedral?