Living In A Vision

Live in a vision not in a circumstance.

Indianapolis Colts Head Coach
Chuck Pagano

I’m a huge NFL Football fan.  Unlike Baseball where I only watch one team play, in football I can watch just about any game on television.  I’m a New England Patriots fan first and foremost, however I will watch every football game televised and not think twice.  I didn’t see The Colts play on Sunday, but I did see the speech Coach Chuck Pagano made after his team won.  Check out the inspirational speech here:
Live in Vision.

For those unaware, Chuck Pagano is going through Leukemia treatment and he has to take a leave of absence from the team.  My ears perked up when Coach Pagano used the phrase:
Live in vision, not circumstance.

In his own way, Pagano was echoing Law of Attraction.  When you live in vision, you are forecasting your life.  You are not letting circumstances dictate what you can do.

–I lived in vision when I returned to school in the early 1990s.  I lived in vision when I knew I would be hired at my local library.

–I lived in vision through all of my childhood challenges, knowing that I was going to survive and prosper.  I didn’t let my circumstances dictate my life.

It has been proven time and again that when you are battling illness whether it be the common cold or something more severe, the way you live your life will be a determination on how quickly you recover.  If you surround yourself with positive uplifting situations, find humorous events, laugh often, be happy, you’ll get better quickly.

If, however, you live in circumstance, you wallow in your illness, you wallow in loss, you will spiral downward.

Being not well, sometimes for some people, it is difficult to reach out; especially for those of us who are used to doing things on our own, who are independent, who are uncomfortable reaching out.

This is when you must to reach out.
This is when you most need positive people around you.
Can you put aside your obstinate attitude long enough to ask for help?

Are you living in vision?
Is there a recurring circumstance in your life?
Are you living the definition of insanity?  You know the definition:
Doing the same thing, reacting in the same way and expecting different results?

If you are then you are certainly not living in vision.
You are living in circumstance.  What can you do to change the circumstance?  The only thing you can do is let go, let go of the circumstance, let go of the hot piece of coal.  When you let go, you’ll be living in vision.  That’s the way you want to live.  You’re only hurting yourself when you hold onto that coal.

How do you see your life?
How do you choose to live?

Be like Coach Chuck Pagano.
Live in vision!
Not in circumstance!

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.



3 responses to “Living In A Vision

  1. This was one of your best ever!!! I hope I have your permission to forward it to a few very important people in MY life. (If not I will understand). I will wait to hear from you.

  2. I lived in vision regarding my book for over two years, believing it was worthy to be picked up by a publisher. Though I had my low moments and doubts, I never let go of the dream. Now, that dream is coming true with the publication of my book on November 16!
    Blessings to you, Chris!

  3. Great post, Chris! Much emphasis is placed on planning these days. However, our visions are far more important and powerful than planning. In fact, planning is of no value unless it is connected to a larger vision, beyond it’s immediate goal.

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