7.31.2008

Vision...

We spent today out on Lake Travis with a bunch of students chilling on a party boat. We rented a double decker boat, drove out in the lake a bit, and tied up in a place called Devil's Cove. It's a great spot on the lake with one side lined by sheer rock cliffs and the other side lined by the same type of cliffs but with multi-million dollar homes built alongside it. What's that have to do with vision? I'm glad you asked.

While my buddy Jmob (check out his blog here) were floating out in the lake, I made this observation: At one time the only thing along this part of the lake were rocky cliffs. But then someone had the vision to place incredible homes along this cove. And that vision transformed rocky, jagged, useless land into some of the most expensive real estate in the Austin area. I know people who would kill for these homes. Seriously.

So what most people saw as useless land, someone saw as one of the most coveted places to live on the lake. And that vision has paid off...big time. It is a great example of how when vision is followed, it always pays off. It may not be monetarily, like someone selling plots to build million dollar homes. But following visions always pays off. The benefits at the end are always directly related to the willingness to seek, cast, and follow the vision from the beginning.

What about you? Got any thoughts on what it means to follow vision. If so, let's here them.

2 comments:

jonathanmobley.com said...

dude i totally dug what you had today about the 3 types of visionaries. i guess left it out of this post because you stole it, but i really dug it. i like to think of myself as the one that sees it before it happens. which in a lot of ways can end up frustrating. either you can't figure out how to get to "how you see it" or when things don't turn out like you "saw it"

Nic Burleson said...

i'm glad you dug it...i am actually in the process of writing a follow up post to this...vision "the sequel" - all around those 3 types of visionaries...but it's gonna have to wait till sometimes this weekend...