The vision one once had can either change into something new, or it can develop from the original idea making it more apparent. From the answers received, it can be deduced that a few visions from our childhood remain at the forefront of our aspirations, but more common is that our visions normally change and adapt to our personal goals and wants and are constituted by external factors too. Perhaps the economy is in a downturn and jobs at major finance companies are being cut, or maybe various fashion companies have to reduce employee numbers due to a decline in consumer interest. Our vision is subject to change, but the more apparent it is, the more empowered we become.
Everyone, no matter their ethnicity or religion, has a vision growing up. Everyone has a dream, some often more flamboyant that most, but everyone has one, and whether we truly believe in that dream at an early age depends on our early experiences and background. What interested you? What did you want to be growing up? Long ago it may be, nevertheless we were motivated at an early age. Perhaps more importantly and evident, however, is that we were instead inspired by role models – still unaware of our underlying ambition that would empower us through day-to-day life to one day reach the promise land.
Everyone has a vision, but whether or not someone chooses to focus and work towards that final chapter depends on their motivation, their willingness to succeed and the environment in which they attempt to achieve their goals. For Jake Cupitt, a Journalism student at the University of Wollongong, staying on campus and being supported by a network of close friends and family, in accordance with embracing university life and culture, Jake’s vision will materialise. As the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, elucidates in this seminar, a vision must empower someone – not enough to make them achieve mediocrity – but to achieve greatness and go beyond what’s possible.