Several past historical leaders share the importance of vision and goal setting in this excellent post

http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/great-words-on-goal-setting

 

As we approach the end of January, a time when you might begin to feel discouraged about lack of progress toward your New Year’s Resolutions, I’d like to share some of my favorite quotes on goals and planning. If we want to succeed with our resolutions, we need to make them measurable and attainable. Breaking them down into specific goals allows us to do that. If you haven’t already broken your big dreams down into small goals, take some time to do that this week. Create manageable steps. Give yourself deadlines. And don’t let discouragement derail your dreams.