"Clarifying a church vision is like carving a statue. You start with a huge block of stone and cut away all that doesn't belong to the final product. You trim away the excess, anything that prevents the statue from having all the lines and clarity you want. Finally, the statue is left, much smaller than the original block, but communicating much more at the same time."
"Charlotte Roberts gives two good illustrations of the difference between mission and vision. A mission is like the frame around a painting. It defines and puts boundaries around the area of work for the organization. A vision is like the painting within the frame. It describes the outcome the artist had in mind, and it plays out within the frame of mission. "
"Creating a vision is like making a game plan in a sporting event. It gives you the power to map out what needs to happen so you will win on the field, court or track. A vision is bigger than a single game plan though.If you could map out where your path will take you in life, what would you see? "
"As multiplication is like repeated addition, division is like repeated subtraction. There are some words associated with division"
Television is like a narcotic and people are hooked on it and cannot imagine life without it. The first step to getting free is to acknowledge the situation and repent of it--as in, "I'm hooked like a dope addict. I must stop."
"Is television the devil? Like all things, technology enhances previously existing forces and multiplies their effect, so television is like "peer pressure" turned up 1,000% and is vastly effective. It turns us into passive toads who like queens utter a "yes" or "no" and imagine it means a difference, which for the short term it appears to."
"Television is like rain and we catch the rain in buckets and re-deploy it to the social channels to make our sales opportunity and brand grow."
"In an era where television is like the eye of god, in this case the eye is a frame, a square frame. It is an omnipresent eye in everyone's life. "
"There's incredible violence among our children because television is like a time-suck, like a sharing-suck. It takes away the ability to form a family."
"Watching television is like picking through a garbage dump: very rarely do you find anything of value, it stinks a lot more in summer, and those oh-so-numerous commercials are like flies and other insects driving you away from even picking through the collection. More channels would be like adding to the heap, making it almost not worth the time to find some small source of entertainment."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.