Ep. 227 – The Bigger It Is The Harder It Is To See


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What’s up? What’s up? What’s up, everybody? Welcome back to THE a.m guys, welcome back to five minute rants. I’m your host, Michael Abernathy. And welcome to the show predicated on the journey of life and business. Hey guys, real quick. If you know somebody, or think of somebody that this show could help change their lives and impact them in a positive manner, would you partner with me and share it with them, help spread the word? I appreciate it. Well, guys, today I actually want to talk about vision. I’ve talked about this before. But I want to talk about this from a different perspective.

And here has been my journey with vision. As I’m building something, and the definition of vision is simply just an image or a blueprint of something you’re trying to build. Okay? Whether it’s in business or life, like, Hey, What is the vision for your marriage? What is the vision for your partnership? What, What kind of company are you trying to build? Hey, What kind of kids are you trying to raise? What is the vision in their life and for their life, you know, that we help instill as adults. And so And as parents, that What I’m talking about is an aspect of this, which is, the bigger it is, the harder it is to see.

So if you think about, I’m going to build a project, I still need a vision of What I’m going to do. I’m a woodworker, I want to build something in the shop. And What I’m going to do is I’m going to build a table. Well, if you think about a table, practically, it’s very easy to see the entire table, it’s very easy to look at it, it’s a smaller object, okay, or medium sized object, if you want to think about that, it’s very easy to see the legs, it’s very easy to see the tabletop, it’s very easy to get a image really close, and to look at all the nuts and bolts. But if I am going to build a house, that’s a much larger project. And it’s actually harder to see the entire house at one time to view the entire house in a single pane or single view. For instance, if you’re sitting in your house right now, or if you’ve been in your house, you’re seeing the kitchen, you most likely cannot see your entire bedroom and your master bathroom, or the downstairs upstairs, or however your house is laid out, you can’t see all the rooms at one time.

And oftentimes, when we are building something big or large, especially in the business world or in companies, it is actually just hard to manage the vision, and to have a huge all encompassing picture of the vision. And so as a result, we often get lost. And we often get lost in the technical and in the medium sized pieces. This actually is why a lot of us run to technical because it’s easier to see the smaller stuff is easier to keep our heads down and see the smaller stuff. Versus, hey, I’m on this trail, I don’t quite see this mountain that I’m climbing, I don’t understand What it really looks like I can see the trail and where I’m at now. But I’m not quite sure where I’m headed. And it takes a lot of work to walk out of the trail and walk away from the mountain and actually get the whole entire view of the journey in.

And if you think about it, this is why maps were invented is because the journey, the vision and the destination and how to get to the destination was so big, we need a way to actually conceptualize What I’m building. And we need a way to actually see every aspect of the way in. And I’ve said this a lot too. Oftentimes we mistake a lack of motivation for really just a lack of clarity of What to do we feel unmotivated, when we’re confronted with we actually don’t know What we’re doing. And we don’t know What work we should be doing. And our lack of clarity really comes from not being able to see the whole picture more often than not, for instance, if your vision and What you and your journey looks like just driving to McDonald’s or driving to your local Chick fil A or your favorite restaurant, whatever you want to pick, you know how to get there. It’s very simple, easy, it’s very clear. And because there’s simplicity. And because it’s very clear to see, you know the terms you should make, you know whether you should even use a GPS or not, I don’t know where that Chick fil A is. And then you turn on your GPS, I don’t know where that restaurant is you turn on your GPS, and it gives you directions.

And so when you can actually see the entire picture, when you can see everything. It makes the work and the building so much better. So if you look at huge skyscrapers, that’s What they have to have a master blueprint. And then that master blueprint is broken down into medium sized pieces, like I’ve talked about before. And then from there, it’s broken down into smaller actionable items. And that’s how you build something you start huge. And then you break it down into medium pieces and then smaller pieces, but it takes a lot of work and a lot of thinking and imagination and creativity to actually pull out that huge endeavor. And this is a big reason why a lot of companies fail or aimless or even marriages and partnerships friendships, because we don’t have a vision for where we agreed to head to and what we’re building.

Anyways guys, I’m out of time so I’ll catch you later peace

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