To say vision is important is an understatement. The ability to see is our primary sensory mechanism used every day of our lives. Can you imagine what life would be without it? What if everything went black for you visually? How well could you navigate through your home? The loss of sight has the potential to render us frozen in whatever condition we live. Take this fact and compound it by 100, and you will begin to understand how vital it is to have a vision for your life. And you can also see the impact of trying to live without one.
Literary icon Ralph Waldo Emerson said of vision, “People will only see what they are prepared to see.” I have always taken this to be the defining line between existing and living. We have been lulled to sleep to the fact that every one of us were born to embark greatness. Mediocre living is what we are left with when we abandon the ideal of a better tomorrow. This isn’t a life, it’s a prison sentence. Getting up, going to work, shopping then coming home to prepare to do the same thing all over again is the ultimate frustration. Who in their right mind sets out to be average or ordinary when there’s so much available?
We are taught at an early age that “Seeing, is believing.” That couldn’t be further from reality. While the masses sit around waiting to see what life will produce for them, a select few set a course to create a life they know they deserve. We are urged to be ‘realistic’ or ‘reasonable’ when it comes to our dreams. But what has being ‘reasonable’ really gotten you so far. An average job, average pay and of course, average expectations. I believe if we are not careful, life’s challenges have a way of stripping us of our power and leaving us afraid to ask for more.
It makes you wonder; what else can we do?
- First, turn your vision ‘inward’: What you see in the natural is only a reflection of your inner perception. Have you ever seen someone with a bad disposition have a good day? Of course not. Because to them, even a good day is viewed through their negative lens. To see a better world, we must first see a better us.
- Unleash the force of expectation: Life doesn’t give you what you deserve, it releases what you expect. When you walk into a situation with the internal expectation that things are about to shift for your good, you usually walk away satisfied. We are literally living out the script we write for ourselves using the pen called expectation.
- Remember, talk it, walk it, then see it: We have had the universes’ order backwards. We want to get excited after the fact. But in order to experience things beyond your current situation you have to speak in the direction you want to go long before others can confirm it. This takes faith that your blessings are on the way!
I wish I could promise you it will be easy. But I can’t. We have been conditioned to be skeptical and realistic. What I can promise is if you begin today to unleash your inner power, life will begin to change drastically. You may confuse friends and family, but when they see you manifesting your dreams before their eyes, they will appreciate it. For now, switch up your focus and speak what you see inside, not the negative circumstances outside.
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