Creating Our Future Together !

Morag Mathieson, DTM

NOMINATED CANDIDATE FOR SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

Creating Our Future Together !

Morag Mathieson, DTM

NOMINATED CANDIDATE FOR
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

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There is VALUE in Vision

“Let’s be bold in the goals we set, let’s be bold in the approaches we take, let’s be bold to reach new heights as individuals and as a club”, said my Club President as he set out a vision for the year ahead.

A vision is a realistic, credible, attractive future for an individual or an organization.

Do you have a vision for the year ahead in Toastmasters, either for yourself, your club or your district? A picture in your heart and mind of the way you want things to be? A picture of a preferred future that produces passion?

Where is the VALUE in Vision?

A Vision Creates Value
Vision can create meaning and give us a sense of purpose as we connect to something bigger than ourselves. We see how we can contribute beyond the basics and how we connect to a legacy as we generate value for ourselves and others.

A Vision Inspires Action
A powerful vision pulls in ideas, people and other resources. It creates the energy and boldness to make something happen. It inspires us to commit, to persist and to give our best. As a vision resonates with our values and mission it generates energy and has the potential to turn a maintenance mindset into a growth mindset.

A Vision Enhances Leadership
Developing a vision and living it out are key factors in leadership. A leader who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way has vision! A clear vision that paints a picture of the future enables our team to go with us and we all become leaders.

A Vision Requires Useful Steps
For a vision to become reality it needs to be directed by a series of useful steps: a strategic plan. The Club and District Success Plans are the roadmaps to guide our steps.

A Vision Promotes Excellence
A shared vision promotes a mental measure by which we can evaluate how we are doing. Deep down we want to do a good job and to feel effective. When we have a vision we find ourselves pushing towards excellence because it matters.

Why not develop your vision, share it, then allow it to direct your path and find the VALUE in vision?

Resources from Toastmasters International:

New Member Profile
Club Success Plan
District Success Plan
(includes Area, Division and District plans)

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