The Bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish!" Proverbs 29:18
That was absolutely true in Biblical times as it is today. Just for an example take our federal government, there is, and hasn't been, a financial budget approved in many, many months. Is their spending not totally out of control? I think we can all agree the answer is yes, and that's a direct result of no vision. The refuse to set a goal to keep them on track and our nation's fiscal well being is teetering on the brink of collapse.
A goal, or a vision, is the enemy to be conquered with the battle strategy and the commitment of a warrior. It's a leader's responsibility to first supply the vision, or goal, then apply the resolve necessary to bring it to fruition. The leadership process is founded on resolve and commitment. I think we can therefore come to the conclusion that we have a leadership problem, specifically in government.
Without a budget or a goal to go by, there is no motivation to stay within the guidelines. If we were playing a sport, there would be no way to score points because we have no goal to achieve. Without an end zone, or a home plate to cross, or a basket to swish the ball through, we have no means of keeping score of how we are doing. That's on purpose. The politicians don't have to admit they are losing the contest if there is no scoreboard to measure them by.
Can you see why it is so important for us all to understand and practice the principles of leadership? It's imperative to any nation, organization, or family unit to have a grasp on the how and why of leadership.