The Power Of Visioning

The Power Of Visioning

Jill Ryan,
Executive Director

Now that fall is here, I can finally take a deep breath — al- though my calendar is still full, I can carve out some time to take on projects that are essential to the health of Freshwater Future. We recently updated our stra- tegic plan. I think of a strategic plan as a living breathing document —and now we get to take that plan and put some life to it.

What do we need to get the ball rolling? Sometimes we just need the plan itself and the vision that was required to develop the plan. Our plan was only passed this month by our board of directors, yet I have found myself presented with several unexpected opportunities to begin to implement portions of the plan that are new work for us. As this has happened over the past few weeks, I have been reminded of the power of visioning. Taking the time to develop a vision for where we want to go and what we want to create either personally or organizationally is often difficult, but I am always amazed at how that process also pays off many fold through the otherwise hidden paths we can take to actually achieve that vision.

As the fall air takes on that crisp tone that makes the indoors more inviting, consider taking some time to vision for yourself or your organization and set your sights on what you want to create in the world.

“We are limited not by our abilities, but by our vision.”
~ unknown



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