Chris Anderson, the founder ofÂ TED said that…”Viral Movements are the result of 3 things- crowds- light- desire.” Erwin McManus then interprets those elements to mean… people, exposure, and passion.
If you are a leader with a great vision, and you’re the only one excited about it, that is…a lonely place to be. Vision has to be passed to others, as the saying goes, “vision is caught not taught.”A real big God vision is first authored by God, and therefore He brings people into your path that are like-minded or open to what God is doing. If you take “ownership” of the vision, that is a place of pride, and God “opposes the proud.” So if you have a vision, and nobody is wanting to follow it, go back look at the authors name, and make sure it says, “God Almighty.”
You have to sow seeds of the vision on fertile ground. A lot of ground! The real key to that in our culture is Social Media. I have made so many contacts, and have had the opportunity to network with national leaders that has allowed The COMB Network to take off, and gain real strength. If your vision is large or small, you will need the input, support, encouragement & ideas of others. A great place to get this is through establishing real relationships via Social Media. (FYI I don’t really “enjoy” doing Social Media, but I know it is absolutely vital!)
Passion is the fuel on which your vision will fly. If you aren’t passionate about the vision, you will crash and burn. I have found this goes back to the beginning, making sure the vision is authored by God. If not, you tire and grow weary. Even when the vision is God authored, it will require frequent extended times with God to get refueled, redirected & reminded. All of those are necessary to keep the vision in the air!
Any ingredient you think I missed, would love to learn from you! Just leave a comment below…