Andy Stanley’s Visioneering caught my interest due to the well-designed cover. What path do you envision your life will take? All of us will approach this question at some point in our life, are we prepared? So many in life fail to achieve their potential because they do not have a clear vision or the courage to follow through with it. So how do you learn how to develop a vision? How do you choose the right vision for your life? This is the question that Stanley seeks to approach in Visioneering.
My personal definition and breakdown: Vision + Engineering + God = Visioneering
While having a vision is a great idea and adds significance to your life, a vision is worthless without the hard work and dedication required to achieve it. Visioneering is setting a positive goal for your life and refusing to lose sight of it. Visioneering is also about finding worth and fulfillment in God.
What I like most about Stanley’s book is that he incorporates God into the Visioneering process. It is my firm belief that without God, all the machinations you might make for yourself in life is without purpose, it is a vain exercise. Vision brings order and purpose to your life, vision allows you to see your life in a different lens. Everyone yearns for purpose, for a while perhaps you could do a job, but eventually you would want to know that your job had meaning, helped to contribute to something outside of yourself. While a vision does add purpose to your life, it also has a price which Stanley also explores.
I would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys self-help type novels, Stanley does a great job in Visioneering and helps you to better understand yourself and your motivations which is why I’m giving Visioneering 4/5 stars.