Size Matters – 10 Quotes About Vision to Inspire Vision Statements

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Size Matters - 10 Quotes About Vision to Inspire Vision Statements

When it comes to the size of your corporate vision, size matters!  Measure your mission and vision statements against these ten quotes to see if its big enough.

If You’re Not Going to Change the World, Why Bother? 10 Inspiring Quotes for Vision Statements

Your corporate vision statement must be big enough to inspire customers and employees to feel better about themselves as a result of doing business with you. Here are ten quotes to help you write a better vision statement for your business.

These ten quotes that relate to vision can help you as you write (or re-write) your own corporate mission and vision statements.

See how well the vision that you have for your business stacks up against the advice provided by these ten inspirational quotes for the workplace or use them to inspire your team as you write your vision statement.

“Make sure that your dream is inextricably linked to who you are.” —Ama Yawson, founder of the Joojos shoe company on Fox Business Small Business Center

When it comes to your vision statement, one thing is sure: It must be an authentic one. If not, after just a few interactions with your business, your customers will mark you down as a phony – and your employees will find out even faster.

“Make sure that your dream is inextricably linked to who you are.” —Ama Yawson

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer

Your vision statement should touch on how your business is (or will be) set apart from your competitors. If there’s nothing unique about your business, why should people choose to do business with you?

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t be afraid to make a strong statement when it comes to the values represented in your organization’s mission and vision statements. You will never get anywhere if you try to please everyone all of the time!

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you make the effort to inspire, amuse, or simply connect with your audience, the results can be just the boost your brand needs.” —Jasmine Henry of Inbound Marketing Agents, writing at Social Media Today.

You would be far better off with a vision and mission statement in plain language that connects with members of your target audience than with an eloquent mess that means nothing.

“When you make the effort to inspire, amuse, or simply connect with your audience, the results can be just the boost your brand needs.” —Jasmine Henry

“If at first you don’t succeed, try to hide your astonishment.” —Harry Banks, Scottish soldier

If your mission and vision statements can be fulfilled easily, then they aren’t big enough. And as you set out on the great adventure of pursuing them, don’t be discouraged when you have set backs. Failure does not mean you aren’t on the right track.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try to hide your astonishment.” —Harry Banks, Scottish soldier

“Make sure your passion for what you do spreads to your team, because if that happens, your customers are going to be very happy.” —Janine Popick, CEO and founder of VerticalResponse, writing at Inc. online’s Basement to Boardroom blog.

There is no surer way to provide your business with a competitive advantage than to have inspired, motivated employees. There is no better way to ensure that your customers will be happy than to make sure that your employees are!

“Make sure your passion for what you do spreads to your team, because if that happens, your customers are going to be very happy.” —Janine Popick

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere… then I ask myself the same question.” —Harun Yahya

Ultimately, fulfilling your mission statement should bring about the realization of its vision statement. Does your vision statement point to how its achievement will bring about a different world?

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere… then I ask myself the same question.” —Harun Yahya

“You can’t steal second base with one foot on first.” —Frederick B. Wilson

Without a plan filled with strategic actions to bring them about, your mission and vision statements are just pretty words on paper.

“You can’t steal second base with one foot on first.” —Frederick B. Wilson

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

Did you ever have a parent or teacher tell you not to worry if someone laughed at you? This is exactly the way you need to approach your mission and vision statements. They should be big and bold – big and bold enough that they might make people laugh or doubt your ability to get there. Do it anyway.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” —Steve Jobs

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are world changers. And game changers. And mind changers. It’s maybe one of the more fun parts of the job! Ultimately your business should change its world for the better including the worlds of its employees, customers and community — and just how you see your business changing those worlds is your true vision statement.

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” —Steve Jobs

 

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