Quotes from my desk (part 1)

February 1, 2010

I love quotes!

So many timeless lessons can be learned and passed on from generation to generation simply from short one-sentence quotes.

Over the next four days I’ll share will you four quotes that I currently have displayed on the desk in my administrative office.

Here we go!

“The poorest person in the world is a person without a vision”John C. Maxwell

I heard this quote on an old John Maxwell INJOY Life Club lesson from 1985 entitled, Victorious Because of a Vision.

I really think it’s true, people who don’t have a vision are poor. They don’t have anything to look forward to. They don’t have anything to push towards. They don’t have anything to work towards. They don’t have anything to grow them self and stretch them self for.

It’s important to distinguish that “vision” isn’t always for leaders. Anyone can have a vision of the future. A mother can have a vision for how she wants her children to grow up. A boyfriend and girlfriend can have a vision for how they want their marriage to look like in years to come. And someone can have a vision for the people they want to serve and help.

Vision isn’t only reserved for leaders of organizations. It’s for anyone, and if someone doesn’t have a vision for something in life, that person is truly poor.

I’m not a biblical scholar, but I believe it’s in proverbs that says, “Without a vision the people perish.”

Christopher L. Scott

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Christopher Scott is Small Groups Pastor at Rocky Hilly Community Church in Exeter, CA. He has more than ten years of experience leading volunteers, running nonprofit programs, and teaching the Bible in small group settings. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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2 responses to Quotes from my desk (part 1)

  1. Christopher,
    Thanks for the encouragement. Clarifying vision has changed my life. It fills me with passion, adds meaning to the mundane, helps me make decisions. I’ve written several vision blogs. This is one of my favorites. http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/criticism-and-vision/
    Love connecting and interacting.
    Thanks for your work
    Leadership Freak
    Dan Rockwell

  2. Christopher Scott February 2, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for sharing the link Dan.
    I really like what you said about vision giving you passion and adding meaning to the “mundane.” Very true!
    When we have a clear vision that we’re passionately pursuing, we’ll do almost anything to achieve it!
    Thanks for contributing and sharing the link to your blog.