"Vision is seeing beyond the immediacy of the day. It is understanding the temper of the times, the outlines of the future, and how to move from one to the other.
Vision is seeing where life is headed, and how to make the transition from here to there most effectively.
Vision is seeing what life could be like while dealing with life as it is. Vision is having some sense of the inner impulse of the Age.
It is sensing what is felt, yet unarticulated, in the public soul and then giving it voice. Vision is seeing the potential purpose that's hidden in the chaos of the moment, yet which could bring to birth new possibilities for a people." –– William Van Dusen Wishard, American author (Source: via an old inspiration file)