Business owners and managers must be visionaries. Period. They must be the type of people that can see the finish line and not be overly concerned with the obstacles that may be encountered along the way. The ability to see past obstacles and focus on the end result is the main thing that separates leaders from followers.
Of course obstacles shouldn't be ignored. You must be able to access the challenges that you will face in business and come up with strategies to overcome them. That's not the issue. The problem is that most people will see the obstacles and challenges in front of them and simply give up. They don't see those road blocks as opportunities. They simply can't or they are not willing to put in the work to solve temporary problems to experience the joy of success.
Leaders... lead. You must be laser focused on the end game. You have to see the finish line. In the picture in this article, many people will see the steps above and make a decision whether they want to actually take the time and energy to climb them. Leaders and visionaries, however, are only focused on the satisfaction of looking out into the magnificent view from the top of those stairs. They quickly see the steps as minor temporary discomfort on their way to get where they ultimately want to go.
While followers are still debating and contemplating.... a leader will already be at the top enjoying the triumphant view.
Stephen Wicks, Founder / Designer
Stephen Wicks Internet Development Company