Life Training Teaches us About Clarity of Foresight
A vision conceptualizes the end result and takes action to achieve a certain goal on the way to that end result. When a course correction is necessary, it’s made without reservation and without hesitation. You take one step, then another and your vision will get clearer and clearer as you move towards it.
A vision is a central picture that unites the heart, the mind, and desires at hand to a future desired result. A sturdy crystallized vision will help you attain your goals in the future and compel that vision to manifest itself into the present. As well as compel it to produce tangible proof of its awareness. The manifestation of your personal mission in life measuring up your self worth to further enhance your personal good.
Observant people with vision see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world because they repulse to be limited by their senses.
Helen Keller once said ...“The only thing worse than not having sight is not having vision.”
Let’s clarify it. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. And even though there was a curtain between them, the men talked for hours every day. They talked about of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.
And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man on the other bed looked forward to the one hour where he had the chance to look at the beauty that life readily shows. On this brief moment he is truly at a tranquil and serene state drawn to lush scenery brimming with life which is truly an uplifting sight to behold.
Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Huge oak trees graced the landscape, and a great view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in extreme detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the beautiful scenes.
One afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn’t hear the band - he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window described it so well.
Days and weeks go by. And one ominous morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it for himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, “Maybe, he just wanted to encourage you.” That man didn’t have sight, but he did have vision. He could not look out. But, he did have a good outlook!
John Lubbock once said, “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
What are you looking for? Are you able to see the verdant forest for the trees? Are you so dragged down today, that you’ve lost your vision for the future? Is your vision clouded with the connotation “that seeing is believing?” when in fact “believing is seeing?” Is your vision more “now you see it now you don’t” rather than a true guiding light that always points directly to your dreams?
The inconceivable truth is “What you see, what you have a vision for, is what you get.” You have to believe it so much that the picture will become etched in your heart. It will then materialize itself in the present!
It is unavoidable to turn on the radio now without hearing a commercial advertising a new form of vision correction. We’ve gone from glasses to bifocals, to trifocals, to no-line trifocals and now into LASIK surgery, PRK, RK, AK, AL, and so on, and on and on!
Metaphorically speaking, have some personal “life-vision” correction! Are you, as far as your dream is concerned being nearsighted? If you have no problem seeing things up close but have trouble seeing things that are far away, then you might be nearsighted.
Then you need to correct your vision. You need to see past today. Yes, today’s decisions will significantly impact tomorrow. You have to “perceive” ahead and make decisions on what you observe. I’m not talking about being a fortune teller-no not at all, neither being a medium or a psychic. But more of a mentalist for the most part, you see if you are keen enough to be aware of intricate details in your surrounding then you will have a clear vision of what you desire in the future. You see it in your heart that will affect all of your decisions today. It’s like a self fulfilling prophecy. Your words and your actions will guide your future. When your words and actions align themselves with your vision it is an unfathomable power that of untapped potential.
A vision conceptualizes the end result
and takes action to achieve a certain goal on the way to that end result. When
a course correction is necessary, it’s made without reservation and without
hesitation. You take one step, then another and your vision will get clearer
and clearer as you move towards it.
Visionaries changed the world with their outlooks, the desire, the passion and the action to make this a reality. The clearest visions of all are “right-now” visions, visualize yourself unto a future that will materialize itself in the present, will be the culmination of your personal mission.
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Gary Eby, a member of the Jim Rohn Speaker Bureau, is gifted to teach deep truths in a clear and easily understandable style. His messages are power-packed and often filled with laughter and practical illustrations. He has shared the stage with great speakers such as Jim Rohn and Les Brown. Not only is Gary a sought after speaker, but he is also an author whose personal development book Lefthanded Soldiers has received worldwide attention. You may receive a free copy at http://cli.gs/garyeby