The Oxford dictionary defines the word ‘vision’ as being “the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.” It is also said that your vision is less a roadmap, but more a North star, guiding you to make choices and decisions that support it. Therefore, what we have in our lives currently relates to a vision that we had for ourselves at some point in the past.
A clear vision is key if you want to enjoy a balanced life. You might have a demanding schedule like every chef, but you find yourself able to make the most of your resources to fulfill that vision. You might encounter the same setbacks that they do, but having a vision allows you to persist through challenges. You might have to make sacrifices that others are not willing to make, but you let yourself be guided by the end results you want to enjoy.
The great thing is that you get to choose what having a life means to you, chef.