Visioneering by Andy Stanley

April 1, 2013

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What is the difference between having vision and just being a day dreamer?

In Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision,  Andy Stanley takes us on a journey through the story of Nehemiah having the vision to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Woven throughout are many practical teachings and stories from Andy’s life centering around the topic of vision.

Here are a few of the best quotes from the book to give you a taste:

“Vision-driven people are motivated people. Find me a man or woman who lacks motivation and I”ll show you someone with little or no vision. Ideas, yes. Dreams, maybe. Vision, not a chance”

“Vision will prioritize your values. A clear vision has the power to bring what’s most important to the surface of your schedule and lifestyle.”

“Dreamers dream about things being different. Visionaries envision themselves making a difference.”

“The What always precedes the How.

“God inspired visions ultimately lead back to God.”

“In order to share your vision convincingly, you must be able to state the problem your vision addresses along with a solution to the problem.”

“Any vision worth pursuing will demand sacrifice and risk. You will be called upon to give up the actual good for the potential best.”

“Be stubborn about the vision. Be flexible with your plan.”

Your influence is far more critical to the success of your vision than your position.”

“Moral authority is not achieved overnight. It is not something you can manufacture at will. Moral authority is developed through a proper response to circumstances, circumstances over which you have no control.”

I’ve reviewed a few other Andy Stanley books on NoSuperheroes including Deep and Wide and The Next Generation Leader. While Visioneering by Andy Stanley is good, I have to say it was not as impacting as the two I’ve just mentioned for where I am in my life. Someone who is in the early stages of seeing a vision come to pass would enjoy it more.

Or for someone who wants a good study on Nehemiah, I would recommend it.

Also, if you want to take a look at one of my post on vision;  take a glance at Does a Lack of Vision Cause Death? 

How would you describe the difference between being a Visionary leader and merely a Dreamer?

 

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A missionary teacher for 24 years currently living in South Africa. I am a recovering superhero, daily in need of the grace of God