Visionaries express sentiments, feelings and emotions that resonate deep within our souls; realizing authentic dreams that make you feel alive as a spectator, a witness to their genius.
Visionaries bring out the humanity in all that they encounter, resonating through a singular truth that advances thought, philosophy, science, art or a social movement.
All too often, we forget why we're working and what we're working towards both in our professional and personal lives. When you ask a child what they want to do when they grow up, most of them will say something amazing. They want to be an astronaut, a ballerina, a fireman or a doctor. In their own way, they want to be great, they want to change the world. Then they grow up. What happened to that child?
I would like to be believe that we all remember a time when we dreamed. Many of us still dream to this day, however the (at times) crushing restraints of reality all too often kill these dreams before they are ever brought up in meetings or even casual conversations.
I like the idea to generate something for something - like a cause or a charity but because I’m not sure what the idea is, I’m not sure what cause or charity that could be (I’d welcome some input on this).
There are no limits to what we can do. There is no set board of governors to answer to, there are no strict deliverables or limitations. As Chris O'Connell (a fellow Digitasian who is a media/marketing/strategy guru) said today,"When we're building something new, the only limitation is our imagination."
So let's great creative, let's build something new, something great, something visionary. I look forward to seeing all of you there!
I'd love to hear about your dreams, your visions, your aspirations. There's more to life than climbing the corporate ladder. If you could do anything, what would you do?
Personally, I'd be a music therapist, teaching those who cannot express themselves through other means to communicate through the deeper channel that is music. What about you?
And now, a few words from one of - I believe - the greatest visionaries of our time, Jim Henson.