Phil Jackson’s Eagle View Vision
As I was reviewing the Book that I had Read by Phil Jackson called Sacred Hoops, I ran across a section that I had underlined where Phil Jackson talked about Vision.
Now we can look back at his 11 championships as a coach for the Bulls and the Lakers as well as his 2 NBA Championships that he won as a player for the New York Knicks, and see that Phil Jackson was a true leader and visionary with his approach to the sport of basketball. In the section titled “The Eagle’s View”, Phil says the following (remember that at this point he hadn’t achieved the success that he now has):
My First act after being named head coach of the Bulls was to formulate a vision for the team. I had learned from the Lakota and my own experience as a coach that vision is the source of leadership, the expansive dream state where everything begins and all is possible. I started by creating a vivid picture in my mind of what the team could become. My vision could be lofty, I reminded myself, but it couldn’t be a pipe dream. I had to take into account not only what I wanted to achieve, but how I was going to get there.
Take notice to the final sentence: I had to take into account not only what I wanted to achieve, but how I was going to get there. This is a very critical detail to success. I see this in every major success story, from basketball players to billionaire entrepreneurs. They all see what the end goal is going to be like, and what they have to do in order to make that goal and dream become a reality.
At this point, I want you to go ahead and exercise your ability to visualize yourself accomplishing a major goal. As you do that, write down that goal with vivid detail. Write down the Purpose for you accomplishing that goal. After that write down the action steps that you are going to need to do in order to achieve that goal.
Let me know down below what that Major Goal of Yours is!
-Luis Angel Echeverria
Your Mind and Memory coach