Many times when we are looking for the answer to some of our challenges, we overlook what is right in front of us; actually, staring us in the face.
We are so programmed to see what we see by the ideas in our head, so we are filled with many assumptions and preconceptions of how things are or should be. By doing this, and not being aware of it, we do ourselves and others a great disservice.
Blinded By Our “Sight”
Here is a great quote from a remarkable woman who overcame so much in order to live a fulfilling life and make many major contributions to others.
“It’s a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”— Helen Keller —
Her story is told in the movie “The Miracle Worker”, but she has been an inspiration to so many over the years. Born in Alabama in 1880, she passed on in 1968 in my home state of Connecticut. She was the first blind/deaf person to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Author, lecturer, and political activist, this woman was a stunning example of What IS Possible!
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”— Helen Keller —
So instead of being blind by what we think we see out there, it may be wise to take a step back, and reassess some of our strongly held beliefs and attitudes.
A Simple Test
A test to determine whether our current beliefs and assumptions are serving us well is to look at our life, and the results we have. Are we satisfied? Our results don’t lie.
Helen Keller had so many reasons to have excuses for not getting things done or accomplished, but there was a driving force within her, which would not let her buy into them.
Many years ago a dear friend and accomplished speaker told me that when it comes to excuses, anyone will do. No need to get fussy about which one to grab on to.
We can either buy into our excuses, or buy into our dreams; a simple choice which provides different results and outcomes.
Right Inside Of Us
We do not have to look far for the answers we seek, as they reside right inside of us. Once we learn to ask the right questions, we will be surprised by the answers we receive.
The truth is we can create and achieve anything we desire, once we “know” we can. Knowing something goes way beyond believing something. When we know something it is certain.
We may “believe” our car is parked outside our house, but if we are not looking at it while we state our belief, someone may have come along and hot wired it and driven it away.
On the other hand, we “know’ we can pick up a glass of water, so we do. Even if we dropped it, we would go and pick it up again. If we broke it, we would replace the cup or glass and pour more water into it, and have a drink. There is no doubt there with knowing something, but there can be with believing something.
Walking Through The Door
Once we have increased our awareness a bit, by challenging some of our assumptions and beliefs which are not serving us all that well, our Sight improves, and we can actually see that door which was previously there but hidden.
It’s like standing close to a boat on a dock but not seeing it because of the fog. The boat is a mere twenty (20) feet away, but it might as well be anchored in a harbor across the sea, because to us it is not there.
But once we see this door, we can consciously make the “choice” to walk through. And when we do, we will discover many previously hidden opportunities, which were always right there in from of us.
Always follow your Dreams!