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The Difference Between What Could Be and What Should Be Vision

nigeria50Do you ever think about that? Most people only see what could be. They say things like, “If our Organization/family did ___ then it could be __.” We spend way too much time talking about what could be. Our Organization could be bigger. Our staff could be larger. Our relationship could be more understanding. Our family could be more giving, loving, caring and the list goes on.

Could. How much of our energy is focused on what could be.

Should. Now there is a word that “Should” be in our vocabulary this year and henceforth. When one has a vision for something, there is no
Could. There is only Should. Could presents an Idea. Should casts a vision. Where Could presents an opinion, Should shows a way.

Should does not say “If” or “If only”. Should says, “Let’s do it. Let’s find a way. Whatever it takes.” Could sits on the sidelines and
complains about what could be while Should carries the ball through obstacles and hurdles that most people would never consider

Should is passionate. Should is on fire. Should makes comfortable people uneasy. Should messes with the status queue. Should is Vision.

There is a significant difference between the outcome of Could and Should. When you begin to focus on Should, Could get’s lost. Could
cannot operate in the same realm as Should. When Should is in operation, Could grows silent.

Should is not what could be. Should is what must be. One man said “Give me liberty or give me death.” Now there is Should. Could would
say, we could have liberty if only this and that and you get the picture. Should however, say’s there is no other option. There is no other recourse. No backup plan. Do or die. Liberty or death.

What Should be for your Organization, family, relationship etc in the coming New Year? Many are going to spend much time in planning session focusing on Could in the coming weeks. How many though will focus on Should. “We could do _________ this year, but we really Should do

My prayer and hope for Nigeria (Naija) as we approach the 50th Anniversary is, new Vision will be ignited in the heart of our people
particularly the young people and the hearts of those in the corridor of power will never be same.


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