Write down the vision and make it plain. A seventh recipe for success.

Woman writing down in notepad with 2020 goals

Write down the vision and make it plain. A seventh recipe for success.

“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.” Habakkuk 2:2

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,” Proverbs 29:18a


I think all of us have desires but some of us are not doing anything with them. In fact, some of us die without pursuing our passion. One close step of successfully achieving your goals is to write down your vision and make it plain. Put it in a visible place so that you can see it which will remind you constantly and hopefully will push you to the point of implementing a plan of action.

My wife has her vision goals written and posted in the bathroom and of course we go to the bathroom every day and so it is in our face. At the end of her vision goals, she posted the scripture Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” This is a reminder that you can achieve the vision especially if it was given by God. At our church, the vision and mission statements are visibly erected in the foyer so as you enter, you will see them.

What is vision?

Vision can be described as the desired roadmap of your future.

Write it down

Many of us are waking up each morning without a plan in place for your life.  It is like hoping in your car and driving to an unknown destination. However, I believe when most of us get in a car, we have an idea where we are going whether it is to work, church, school or home. Unfortunately, though when we get to our destination, we do not know what to do due to an unwritten plan. Therefore, write your vision down on a large piece of paper. Tick off each point as you achieve it. Some of you may question as to why write it down when you have everything in your head. Writing down will provide you, your family and employees with reminders of the tasks ahead, they also serve as motivation. Furthermore, you may be forget and a written document is a great way to communicate and share with the relevant individuals who can assist in you in achieving your vision.

Make it plain

There is no right or wrong way about your vision. Your vision is your vision. However, make your written vision plain that is easily understood. The simplest thing to do is make a bucket list of goals under different categories and under each list, have some possible steps along with timelines in achieving your vision.

Wait for it.

Achieving your vision will require patience and faith as it may take a while to achieve. However, do not give up on achieving your vision. If your vision came from God, you can achieve it. The word of the Lord says in Habakkuk 2:3 for the revelation awaits an appointed time, it speaks of the end, and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it, it will certainly come and will not delay.


Some of you may say what does a written vision have to do with success? It has a lot to do with success. It is like using the GPS tracker to get directions to your final destination. Without, the GPS tracker, you may get lost as you don’t know where you are going.

Your vision may look impossible to achieve but with faith you can do it.  Therefore, write down your vision which will be a great measurement tool of your success. Finally, the word of the Lord says without vision, the people perish. This statement alone corroborates the fact that vision is a key element for success.

Of course, writing down a vision is not enough. Once your vision is written, do something with it. Implement it and take action.

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