Good Things in Life

#002: Creating a Vision – What is it and why does it matter?

On this episode of Good Things in Life, Genia interviews Darcy Elks an educator, consultant, evaluator of services and an advocate for people with disabilities about vision and why it matters so much.

Download your guide to creating a vision.

A transcript of this episode can be found here.

Show Notes:

  • Darcy first started thinking about vision after the birth of her first daughter who has a disability. People started communicating really low expectations for her daughter. She became intentional about developing a vision for their daughter.

What is a vision?

  • A vision is a process of thinking clearly about what it is you want for your life.

Vision is like…

    • Vision is like the North Star , it gives us the destination and helps us gauge our direction.
    • Vision can be like a telescope that helps you see far away.
    • Vision is a compass for the journey keeping you on track.
  • Vision is an anchor in turbulent times.

What would be the most important message you’d want parents to consider?

  • Don’t define your family member by the disability they live with.  Think about the whole person.

Resources Mentioned

Visioneering book by Andy Stanley

Contact Darcy Elks

2 Comments

  • Hi ‘ my name Raafat I am Syrian refugee living in turkey my daughter now 14 months old and She has a disease angelman I am facing lot of problem to take care of my daughter because I have not enough
    time and knowledge of this disease and I did not find Association helps these patients so I need help from you thanks

    Reply

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