Is Your “Why” More Important Than Your Vision?

Many of us confuse the two terms; “vision” and the “why”. Does vision even differ from the “why”? Are they the same thing? While I don’t want to sound philosophical, I believe that understanding their differences, and how they can play a role in your life, can greatly contribute to your overall success as a real estate agent.

In this brief and sweet article, I’m going to show you how they’re different, and how you can utilize them to accomplish your goals.

Your Vision Vs Your “Why”

First of all, I would say they’re completely different, and you know, it seems like everyone has different interpretations of each. But I think you’d agree with me on how I would define them.

To put it into perspective, I’ll use an analogy for each. Let’s take a look.

Vision: Your vision is like a map. It’s a clear picture of where you want to go and what you want to achieve. It shows you the route to your destination, and gives you a clear direction to follow.

But just like a map, a vision won’t tell you about the purpose of your visit. And WHY you’re going there, or what motivates you to keep going.

The “Why”: That’s where your “why” comes in. Your “why” is like a compass. It’s your internal guide that helps you stay on course, even when obstacles arise.

Just like a compass always points north, your “why” always points you toward your underlying motivation and purpose.

It helps you stay focused on what’s important, and reminds you why you’re working so hard to achieve your vision, and reach your ultimate destination.

Lights. Camera. Action!

Now let’s put vision and “why” into action to make sense of it. Here’s an example of how it might look like for real estate agents:

Let’s say you’re a real estate agent with a vision to become the top realtor in your farm area.

Your vision is like a map that outlines the steps you need to take to achieve your goal, such as building your network, staying up-to-date on market trends, providing exceptional service to your clients, and so on.

But why do you want to become the top realtor? What motivates you to work hard and achieve this goal?

That’s where your “why” shines. Maybe your “why” is to support your family financially, maybe to help people find their dream urls, build communities. Or to be recognized as a leader in your industry. Your “why” is what gives your vision meaning and purpose.

What’s More Important, Vision or Your “Why”?

Well, they’re both very, very important to accomplishing your goal. They can go hand in hand. But I put more importance on vision. Because your vision can drive out your why.

There’s something about having a clear vision, where you know exactly what you’re going to build, or exactly what you’re going to do. You can see it clearly in your mind…

…and you see it in technicolor. It’s vibrant, it’s motivating, it’s exciting, and it makes you get up every day. While your “why” might seem to be more important, like supporting your family, helping the unfortunate by giving to charity, being in good service to the world. But it’s difficult to give back when you’re still trying to make it yourself.

Simply, you can’t pour from an empty glass, so between the two, I love vision.

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