Principles of Vision and Why They Matter

“It is peculiar to humankind that they can only live by looking to the future. This is man’s salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence–although he sometimes has to force his mind to the task.” ~Viktor Frankl

What crisis are you facing? Rebellious child, troubled marriage, financial setbacks, poor self-image? The Principles of Vision, when understood and practiced, empower you to face those troubles with newfound hope and energy. Principles are the tools for overcoming obstacles permanently.

Join Audrey this week as she shares powerful stories of those who faced insurmountable difficulties and overcame them with the Principles of Vision!

Listener’s Guide:

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2:34      Viktor Frankl
8:04     Lost in Motherhood
11:57    James Allen

17:02    Luck vs Vision
19:23    The Event – Mothers of Vision – Tools for Gaining a Vision
24:53    Be a Stellar Mom
26:38    Scripture and Vision
28:02    First Principle of Vision
28:47    Second Principle of Vision
29:36    Immaculée Ilibagiza
32:34    Norman Vincent Peale
28:47    Be a Mother of Vision
35:43    Pay the Price

Quotes from this episode:

“Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion.” Fisher and Allen

“It is peculiar to humankind that they can only live by looking to the future and this is man’s salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence, although he sometimes has to force his mind to the task.” ~Viktor Frankl

“The worse your circumstances are, the more critical it is for you to have a vision for the future, of something meaningful you are preparing to execute that will make a difference for others.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

Frankl speaking about dwelling on the problems of daily life in the camp – “I forced my thoughts to turn to another subject. Suddenly I saw myself standing on a platform of a well lit, warm, and pleasant lecture room. In front of me sat an audience on comfortable, upholstered seats. I was giving a lecture on the psychology of the concentration camp. All that oppressed me at that moment became objective, seen, and described from the remote viewpoint of science. By this method, I succeeded somehow in rising above the situation, above the sufferings of the moment, and I observed them as if they were already of the past. ~Viktor Frankl

“He (Frankl) moved from being totally problem-centered to being solution-centered.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

Speaking of mothers – “We choose what we put into our minds and how we train them. We choose how focused we are going to be and how mentally tough we are going to be.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“In spite of all the enforced physical and mental primitiveness of the life in a concentration camp, it was possible for spiritual life to deepen. Sensitive people who were used to a rich intellectual life may have suffered much pain (they were often of a delicate constitution), but the damage to their inner selves was less. They were able to retreat from their terrible surroundings to a life of inner riches and spiritual freedom.” ~Viktor Frankl 

“Suffering ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it.” ~Viktor Frankl

“But I came to learn that God never shows us something we aren’t ready to understand. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it. He’ll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when we’re ready, He will plant our feet on the path that’s best for us...but it’s up to us to do the walking.” ~Immaculée Ilibagiza

“Someone had once told me that it was important to visualize what you want to happen in the future because doing so can actually help make it come true. Well, thanks to God I’ve become a big believer in that philosophy. ” ~Immaculée Ilibagiza

“Change your thoughts and you change the world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~James Allen

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