I would like to pursue further the ideas on Vision and Creative Tension based on the ideas in Senge’s book the Fifth Discipline. I think for me the life of hard knocks and our human fraility really tested my tolerance for creative tension. I think I lost my ability to have a vision for what could be some years ago. I think I discovered that people are often less than perfect and do not always share my vision. I think it is sad I lost that vision or compromised it.
Maybe I was being pragmatic and trying adjust my thinking to the possible when things were not going my way. I think it was a mistake to let go of the vision.
I would encourage people to hang on to their lofty visions and just allow reality to be the challenge. We are never aware of the growth, just the pain. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. However without that goal, we could be stepping in any direction. Keep your eye on the goal. Think strategically and act tactically.
I think people with vision and belief in themselves create their own opportunities. People with vision have a tough time but with the vision in their mind, they can weather many storms. Without the vision, how do you know if you are making progress. I would also refer you back to my blog on my cloud theory.