Imagine a visual so clear it puts you in the middle of the television experience. We are talking about high resolution that unlocks vivid color spectrums and a powerful display. If you are going to watch a program, why not do it with the richest replication possible? That was the driving force behind ‘high definition’ technology. Pioneered in the early 1930’s by the United States and Britain, HD has gone through many evolutions. Today it exists as the only ‘real’ way to enjoy television. But in life, how do we subscribe to a service that will allow us to see things with crystal clear precision?
French impressionist painter Camille Pissarro said of perception, “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” This means life is much more than what happens to us but how we see what happens to us. Amazingly, when you ask three people their take on an accident that just happened, you will get three different versions. This happens because we all view and process information based on our past. Think of it, we are actually determining our future from information that is outdated. We filter everything and give it meaning from within. As we know this seldom, if ever, works to our favor.
The truth is, We don’t see life as it is, we see it as we are. So although we have eyes fixed in our heads, we really see through our hearts, where perception lives. This is why someone who’s suffered a failure in their business or relationship feels unable to trust anyone new. They are looking through the filtered view of perception and judged the situation. A life in High Def will give vision that cuts through the clutter that’s obstructing your highest resolution.
High Definition simply means providing a visual that is substantially higher than that of standard vision. With that said who really sets out to live a standard, ordinary life? We all crave the mountain top experiences that give our lives true meaning. But the question remains, how? Here are some tips:
- The first thing you have to do is make the switch: Remember a few years ago when there were commercials warning us that as of a certain date, analog television would no longer be available? This means life will sometimes force you into a shift, ready or not. You’ve lived with antiquated vision long enough, things have changed.
- In order to adjust your vision, you may need new equipment: Some television units did not have the capabilities to handle this switch. Most electronic stores offered an inexpensive converter box that would transmit the signal for viewing. When life has changed, we must quickly adjust and re-tool ourselves to handle it. This may mean getting better life skills from other professionals.
- Don’t mourn the loss, embrace the new: New technology can be intimidating. Now we see signs everywhere that boast, “Now in HD”. We cannot spend our time frustrated that we lost a good TV set that we loved. Rather view it as an opportunity to see that same shows with a different, more vibrant lens. You can really set your life up on another level by looking with fresh eyes at the same struggles with higher definition.
Without getting too technical, I am not referring to the number of mega pixels you currently have, or if you are working with a 52 or 74 inch screen. More importantly I am concerned with the amount of truth and passion that’s allowed to shine through your life at any given time. Things get hard, people disappoint and great business ideas fail. What keeps you going and seeing things for what they really are is the choice to live in High Definition.
See you at the TOP!
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