“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller
What does that quote mean to you?
As we enter into this new year, I’m going to tell you exactly what it means to me.
Have you ever closed your eyes on a long-distance ride where you were made aware of the destination? Sounds a lot like a road trip, right?
But now, can you imagine closing your eyes on a long-distance ride where you weren’t made aware of the destination? Sounds a lot more like getting kidnapped, right?
The only difference between those two scenarios? Knowledge of the final destination.
In both scenarios, you were temporarily “blind”. But at least in the former scenario, you had vision.
You knew exactly where you were going, and consequently, you had planned, packed, and traveled accordingly. You had mapped out your route and you were able to experience some feelings of excitement, readiness, and inner peace.
You understood the path that you had to take and why. You didn’t rush the journey and you were able to appreciate each mile driven– all while becoming increasingly excited.
Vision affords you those luxuries.
When you go through life without vision, you lose control over the one thing that you were granted full control over: your life.
Yes, circumstances and conditions beyond your control may take your sight, but nobody can take your vision.
Nobody can set intentions for your life except you. Sure, others can influence you, but at the end of the day, it’s you who has the final say.
When you know exactly where you want to go, you craft a plan to get there. You never let the days just pass you by, and you appreciate and accept even the bumpiest of miles because you know that you have to get through them to get to your final destination.
Before you head out
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If you’d like some more motivational quotes to live by, check out 15 positive affirmations for success in life, school, and work.
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