In the NHK’s TV program aired on August 1st, featuring Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel prize winner for Physiology and Medicine as the guest, Dr. Yamanaka told that his motto is “VW,” and explained the “VW” means “Vision and work hard.”
He said he was given this word by Dr. Robert Mahley, a leading cardiovascular scientist and senior investigator of the Gladstone Institutes when he was studying in Gladstone Institute in California and struggling on determination of the subject for his research work. He said he owes all his success as a physiologist who created iPS cell first in the world to Dr. Robert Mahley’s platform of success – Vision and work hard.
That said, what is the difference of Vision from Objective or Goal setting? OALD defines Vison as (4) the ability to think about or plan the future with great imagination and intelligence, Objective as (1) something that you are trying to achieve, and Goal as (3) something that you hope to achieve.
I think Dr. Robert Mahley advised Mr. Yamanaka to set a clear goal, not a dream, not floating on numerous or random research subjects, and work hard.
What is the difference of having vision from clarifying objective, and setting the goal in a few words?