Once you have a sense of mission, it is extremely useful to build a vision of the future you want to create. It helps to focus and direct your energies.
A vision is a picture of the future you want to create that is the natural outcome of your mission and has your full energy behind it.
It is “Harley Davidson-like intention”—something with power behind it that keeps you focused on where you are going. Vision is more than a direction; it’s a direction with attitude.
The shift from purpose to mission to vision may take one or two decades to evolve. Some people are content to stay with their purpose(s) the whole of their lives and never find a sense of mission and never create a vision.
Some people develop a mission and vision for their lives when they are quite young. Some only find their mission later in life. We are all different in this regard.