Rudderless Ships Are Only Good For Drifting…

You’d likely think poorly of the CEO who had no long term vision for the business.Maybe you would raise an eyebrow to find the MD with no medium term biz objectives or, doubtful of your Project Manager with no plan. Pretty basic stuff really.

My old boss used to come out with the ‘rudderless ships are only good for drifting’ line.  However, they won’t drift forever. They’ll eventually run aground or sink without trace.

Setting a course and destination.

How is YOUR for YOU 10 year Vision coming on? How clear are you on your own end goal  – what is all this work  energy effort ,day in – day out,  on a collision course with?

The 10 year Vision would contain aspirations for vocation, health, wealth, relationships, social, travel, adventure, self development as a starter.

Two hours was factored in to yesterday’s train journey to rewrite my 11 year vision. Eleven years as that coincides with my youngest duagters18th birthday. I figure at that point I need to be ready for the transition of being an empty nest-er and not to just rock up and be figuring ‘well what happens now?‘  I want to clued up, wedged up, motivated, fit for action and good to go. That is why my 11 year vision has aspirations on property we will be renting in the UK and the USA, what my vocation will look like, how my interests mentally& physically will be realised and what my significant relationships will be and stand for.

Each year my 12 month objectives would take me closer to that end game.  (BTW, I view it as a start not an end and i would not want to be starting on a new adventure without a plan for sure)

Pretty basic stuff really – but it’s the basics we can easily overlook and given that time fly’s…. (look at how quick the last twenty years have gone, imagine standing twenty years hence thinking exactly the same thing?).

Real life examples of ten Year visions available via this shipmate!  (Please note – a minimum percentage of my smart, successful, savvy and go getter clients have such a plan when we first get to work – but those that choose so do when we are finished. Never too late to get a plan).



Paul Fox

Paul Fox has been active as a Construction Industry Performance Coach for the last 20 years and remains at the forefront of Collaborative Working and High Performance Team Behaviours. He disrupts the status quo of individuals, project and senior teams who want exponentially more output with much less struggle.

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