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Difference Between Vision and Goal

Vision vs Goal

Vision and Goal are two words that are often confused due to the appearing similarity between them. Strictly speaking there is difference between the two words. The word ‘vision’ is associated with the meaning of ‘dream’. On the other hand, the word ‘goal’ is equated with the word ‘aim’. This is the primary difference between the two words.

Observe the two sentences:

1. He has a great vision about his country.

2. So much is said about the vision of the scientists.

In both the sentences, the word ‘vision’ is understood differently. In fact, it can be said that the word is used in different senses. In the first sentence, it is used in the sense of ‘dream’. On the other hand, in the second sentence, it is used in the sense of ‘imagination’. The second sentence would thus mean ‘so much is said about the imagination of the scientists’. Thus, the word ‘vision’ is used figuratively too.

On the other hand, the word ‘goal’ is used primarily in the sense of ‘target’ or ‘aim’ as in the sentences:

1. He is moving slowly towards his goal.

2. Her goal is to set her foot on the moon one day.

In both the sentences, you can find that the word ‘goal’ is used in different senses. In the first sentence, it is used in the sense of ‘target’ and the meaning of the first sentence would be ‘he is moving slowly towards his target’. In the second sentence, it is used in the sense of ‘aim’ and the meaning of the second sentence would be ‘her aim is to set her foot on the moon one day’.

The word ‘goal’ is interestingly used in the game of football. Goals are scored to achieve victory in this sport.


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