Visionaries have always led humankind into the realm of the extraordinary. However, the mystery remains around the term ‘visionary’. What does it take to become one and how does he or she arrive at a blueprint of life? What constructs a powerful vision and what keeps it alive? And, most importantly, who is a true visionary and how can we all aspire to become one? Drawing from the lives of great visionaries, this book attempts to unravel the science and art of visionary thinking. It will inspire you to take the path of a visionary life and also address the deeper human questions concerning happiness, love, pain, freedom, purpose, money and eventually our final destination, with a higher order of understanding.
“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper and re-imagines the world.”
Indeed, as Jonathan Swift rightly puts its vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
Truly, a visionary is one of those transformative people who not only make a mark with their presence they hold the broad ideas to transform the world, solve challenging issues and ensure that there is a change in the society for good.
An amazingly written narrative, Visionary Thinking by Ashish Jaiswal encapsulates the complete theory behind the concept of a true visionary, going deeper into the ergonomics of understanding the core essentialities behind their mindsets, giving examples of great thinkers, exploring and mulling over in detail the conceptualities behind their thoughts.
The world is moving at a highly fast pace. In such a competitive scenario it is very important to hustle as well as thwart the boundaries of the ordinary realms of thought. It is essential to execute the unthinkable, imagine the unimaginable and create and utilize thoughts to create and improve the most important things in life.
This book is a very well researched journal of sorts, enlisting the meaning, importance as well as benefits of being a visionary. What in actuality separates a normal thinker from a great visionary is simply their ability to think ahead of time, think optimal and effective and provide forward the box thoughts and solutions transforming and upgrading the present and the future.
Casting the examples of great leaders like Elon Musk, Bernard Russell and others, Ashish has managed to not only put across ideal thought processes and ideas in front of us, he has paved the very foundation of newer thinking and strategic methods.
The book is divided into different parts. The first one mainly outlines the sketch and paint theory where Ashish has explained how a person can be in charge of not only dreaming different but can also put those different thoughts to action by not only just visualizing them but converting them to action. He discusses the dilemmas of a visionary while trying to make the correct choices in life. A person can be either a painter or a sketcher, the difference between the two being the former being somewhat enclosed in a sort of shell as far as thinking in an open horizon goes whereas the sketcher is one who is always curious to know what lies beyond the ordinary realms of thoughts.
The next part enlists the visionary techniques whilst giving an enriching detail about how to convert your life into a true masterpiece and also talks about mindful visualization. This is followed by answering much more complex questions pertaining to our inner voice and the choices we make in life while choosing the fine line between walking ahead or walking high above.
What for me was the biggest USP of this particular title was Ashish’s ability to put across such dynamic concepts in a very simple yet engaging way. Take for instance the manner in which he showcases and discusses each and every visionary, their individual thought processes, bringing to the front their strengths and also that thinking that stands to make a revolution in the way we live our lives today. Drawing examples from the lives of these exemplary idols, Ashish has drawn a parallel that is easy to follow even though it may seem intimidating and larger than life. That for me, is the core of a successful writer, especially in non-fiction like this where the idea is the true hero and content is like a seamless, fluid piece of cloth, waving away towards infinite possibilities. Oh, wait, “Fluid“ did somebody says?
Fluid, which happens to be Ashish’s previous work was equally amazing. In this one he had superbly highlighted our education system in such a factful manner, bringing out all its weaknesses as well as bottlenecks that continue to weaken it even today. At that time too, I was mighty stumped with his work.
Here, in visionary thinking too, Ashish has brought forth the true eventual reality of humanity and that too in a very cause-effect, fact-case study musing kind of method. Ashish has not created a management book nor is this a self-help one. Yet, this is a much more powerful title, one which for me at least has been compelling enough to label him the “Dan Brown” of non-fiction.
An amazing, well researched read, one you surely must not miss.
So, this was my book review of Visionary Thinking by Ashish Jaiswal.
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