Thomas Edison was undeniably one of the great men in U.S. history. Most of us know him as a brilliant scientist and inventor, but few know about his great business mind. Most of his inventions were not simply an accidental discovery, but rather a planned process. One of his most famous quotes “Vision without execution is just hallucination” indicates how much he valued not only idea generation, but implementation.
With over 1,000 inventions, Thomas Edison was certainly a man who had a vision to make this world a much better place. Edison not only had vision, he executed.
Do you know the difference between a dream and a vision? A dream is something you could do; a vision is something you must do. When Edison had a vision, he not just only dream about it, he did it! Sometimes, actually often, you might fail and that’s ok. What you should not do is keep dreaming and never accomplish anything. Failure drives you to execute your vision in a different way; after all it is something you must do.
Today, many people dream and some even dream big. However, most dreamers never take the next step with their dreams. This is rather hallucinating because you have never converted the dream to a vision and executed it. It’s a sheer waste of time because God has given talent, and sometimes resources too, but all you do is sit and hallucinate. Just sitting around and dreaming doesn’t add one dime to the bottom line nor does it bring measurable results if it only remains a dream. However, having a vision drives you to execute on that vision. Again, it is something you must do.
So, Are you dreaming today or are you executing a vision?