Walt Disney was no longer alive when Disney World in Orlando Florida opened it's doors. Someone remarked to the creative director Mike Vance "It's too bad Walt never got to see Disney World"
Mike replied "Oh but he did see it. That's why it's here"
Instead of merely seeing reality, a visionary acknowledges reality but sees something greater. He sees the possibilities. More important than what is there, is what could be. Instead of an abandoned shed, he sees a bustling coffee shop, that old cornfield is a water park full of screaming children; that deadbeat guy is the next world class boxer, that ghost town, a thriving metropolis.
It takes courage to see life this way and break free from the restraints of what is true now, to what could be reality.