12 Jun Happiness is…a positive vision of the future
As I’ve done many times before, I’m pleased today to bring you an article which although not specifically about happiness or positive psychology is certainly very much relevant. If you’re interested in the idea of a happiness vision then read on and enjoy…
Winner’s Circle Network with Lou Tice – 6/11/10 – “Vision”
What’s your vision like? No, I’m not talking about your eyesight!
Do you have a vision – a picture in your mind of how things can be? If you do, how clear is it? How big is it? How much will you allow yourself to want, for yourself, your family and loved ones, for your country and the world? You see, people who have big dreams generally get big results.
Isaac Asimov was an immensely popular science writer. Did you know that he was also a biochemist and professor? And did you know that he had written nearly 400 books? Some of those books are on history, humor, or literature – especially Shakespeare and the Bible. Most of them are on science and science fiction, because Isaac Asimov had a big vision. He had a vision of a world where everyone understood science, and he worked through his writing to make science understandable and fun for everyone.
Lech Walesa had a vision that Poland could once again be a free nation with social justice for all, so he founded the solidarity movement in 1980. What kind of world would you like to see in the future? Just like Asimov and Walesa, and so many others who are less well known, your vision for the world can shape your life and give it purpose and a tremendous sense of accomplishment, if you let it.
It is easy to get bogged down in the here and now, and you can see the results of this in situations all over the world. It is time to pull together, as humanity, to create a vision – an inclusive, positive, physically and mentally healthy vision – for a world in which we can all contribute to the betterment of our humanity.
Lou Tice – The Pacific Institute (www.thepacificinstitute.com)