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What is your winning aspiration?

Insights Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:30
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Traditionally, we have been taught that we need a mission and vision. However, a vision doesn’t help us improve. It invites us to remain stagnant. We end up dreaming out of the context. Somebody begins dreaming they want to own an aeroplane. Yes, it is very good to be stressed. But what does it help to dream owning an aeroplane yet in your family you don’t have a history of owing even a bicycle! It is good to dream big, but do so within context.

To dream, envision within context, personal challenges and environment. Your dreams will have specific practicalities for their attainment. The issue of mission and vision have made very many companies stagnate. It is not a competition in dreaming. Dream while awake (within context), so that you achieve.

This is why we are moving away from the era of mission and vision to winning aspiration. Winning aspiration is something pressing enough to wake you up very early in the morning to go to work. If it can make you wake up, it has reasons to impact your life.

When I was a small boy, my dream was to go to secondary. When I joined secondary, my dream changed to come to go to Makerere University. After my admission at Makerere University, I dreamt of travelling to go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai. When I achieved this, am now thinking how I go to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and speak to all these Engineers. Vision should keep on being contextualised based on your milestones. It is a step to better opportunities.

When you get a clear winning aspiration, you need to align it to the focus areas. Just like a house, you have a roof, ring beam, pillars and foundation. The roof is the winning aspiration. The focus areas are the choices you are making to achieve your winning aspiration. The foundation is your personality, culture, and background. Take time and ask yourself; who are you? Which kind of values do you need to deliver your winning aspiration? For example if you want to travel to Dubai, what kind of people do you network with? How much money do you need and where will you get it?

Once you put your winning aspiration clearly and articulate it, I can guarantee you will begin seeing success in ways you never knew existed.

Copyright 2017 Mustapha B Mugisa, Improving Your Condition.

Last modified on Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:20
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Mustapha B. Mugisa is one of those rare people who provide value-based consulting to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker, a strategy, risk and anti-fraud expert. He is the C.E.O of Summit Consulting Limited

He serves as a Technical Advisor on the Board of Directors of Uganda Red Cross Society, a member of the leading global humanitarian organization. He also serves on the Board of Reach Out Mbuya, a Community Faith-Based Non-Government Organization (NGO), founded in 2001 to provide HIV/AIDS care to the urban poor persons living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs).

Mustapha is a highly qualified professional with over eight certifications and an MBA. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and the Architect of WinningMindset® Leadership and #WinningTheGame® Strategy, a new strategy approach that redefines strategy &execution.

www.mustaphamugisa.com

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