Quotes About Vision – For Focus, Direction & Purpose

A vision is a powerful thing. It can give you the drive and motivation to achieve great things in life.

Without a clear vision, it’s difficult to have a focus or sense of purpose and easier to drift through life, sometimes at the mercy of others and circumstance.

What Is a Vision In Life?

A vision is a clear mental image of what you want to achieve or become – now and in the future.

It’s a snapshot of the life you want to lead, and it can be used as a roadmap to help you get there.

Having vision in life is important because it gives you something to strive for. It provides focus and direction, and it helps you stay on track when things get tough.

A vision also gives you a sense of purpose, and can be used as a yardstick to make decisions and assess opportunities that come up in life. 

Quotes About Having A Vision In Life

We can, in theory, be told just how important a life vision is to living a successful, authentic and fulfilling life. Sometimes though, the wise words of others can also add useful insight and different perspectives.

The following quotes about having vision in life help to add context and inspiration:


Quotes About Vision


“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung


“Have a vision. It is the ability to see the invisible. If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible.” Shiv Khera


“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller


“In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.” Dalai Lama


“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” Arthur Schopenhauer


“Create a vision for the life you really want and then work relentlessly towards making it a reality.” Roy T. Bennett


“Clarity of vision is the key to achieving your objectives.” Tom Steyer


“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” Roy T. Bennett


“It takes vision and courage to create – it takes faith and courage to prove.” Owen D. Young


“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.” Michelangelo


“You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things that you’re incapable of… If you think you’re incapable of running a company, make that your aim… Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.” Paul Arden


“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde


“When you believe in your dream and your vision, then it begins to attract its own resources. No one was born to be a failure.” Myles Munroe


“A dream is the creative vision for your life in the future.” Denis Waitley


“A mission statement is not something you write overnight… But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.” Stephen Covey


“If you don’t have a vision you’re going to be stuck in what you know.  And the only thing you know is what you’ve already seen.” Iyanla Vanzant


“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.” Roy T. Bennett


“Vision is a destination – a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route – an adaptable path to get us where we want to go.” Simon Sinek


“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift


“You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.” Jason Calacanis


“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter


“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.” James Broughton


“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” George Washington Carver


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis


Future Vision Quotes


“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” Cecil Beaton


“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie


“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” Michael Dell


“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” Gail Devers


“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.” Ayn Rand


“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So, when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley


“Vision is the true creative rhythm.” Robert Delaunay


“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So, write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” Neil Gaiman


“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thucydides


“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” James Whistler


“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” Salvador Dali


“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” Kalpana Chawla


“Without execution, ‘vision’ is just another word for hallucination.” Mark V. Hurd


“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.” Vance Havner


So, what’s your vision for the future? What do you want to achieve in life? Take some time to think about it, and write it down. Once you have a clear picture in your mind, start taking steps to make it a reality. The sky’s the limit! For more inspirational reading, be sure to check out:

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