I came across this quote from G. K. Chesterton this weekend:
"The vision is always solid and reliable, the vision is always a fact. It is the reality that is often the fraud".
Vision is key in most every passion that one might hold in their live. You visualize the goals that you have to complete the task at hand. You dream about the final products, what they will look like and the accolades that come with them. But what happens when we are satisfied with the vision, and the reality never comes to be? Reality becomes the fraud that there is no connection to the vision. "One day I will do this..." or "If only I had a this ingredient, then I could complete the goal".
When I think about this quote and that "the reality is often the fraud" there are any number of excuses and ideas I could drop into this piece to explain away the vision, but they all come back to fear.
So if the vision is solid, reliable and factual, then what is the fear? The fear is the distraction of other, less important priorities, time, resources, etc. The challenge is leaning into the fear in order to take a step toward the vision.
The goals of tomorrow will not come as easily as the distractions of today. Fear must be fought head-on, for the confrontations we endure, create the true change toward our vision.
Taylor currently serves as a Coordinator of Innovative Learning for a mid-sized school district in Texas. He is a speaker, writer, and coach for all who are in conflict with the status quo.