Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Overexposed picture of papercraft smart phone - “It's good to overexpose yourself with work. But don't expose yourself too much with the press.”

One woman laughs about the time she took her 14-year-old daughter and
her daughter's best friend to a Peter, Paul and Mary concert. They
were all fans of "oldies" music from the 60's and 70's and felt lucky
to get front row seats. When they returned home, her daughter said,
"During the show, we looked back and saw hundreds of little lights
swaying to the music. At first we thought the people were holding up
cigarette lighters. Then we realized that the lights were the
reflections off all the eyeglasses in the audience." (Thanks to
"Reader's Digest")

My eyesight isn't what it used to be, either. But as Helen Keller (who
could neither hear nor see) said, "The greatest tragedy in life is
people who have sight but no vision." Maybe I should be more concerned
with my vision than with my eyesight.

There are numerous stories of people who lacked vision. A Hollywood
producer scrawled a curt rejection note on a manuscript that became
"Gone With The Wind." He had no vision for the success that movie
would enjoy.

Orville and Wilbur Wright felt excited. On December 17, 1903, they
had finally succeeded in keeping their homemade airplane in the air
for 59 seconds. Immediately, they rushed a telegram to their sister
in Dayton, Ohio, telling of this great accomplishment. The telegram
read, "First sustained flight today fifty-nine seconds. Hope to be
home by Christmas."

Upon receiving the news of the successful flight, their sister was so
excited that she rushed to the newspaper office and gave the telegram
to the editor. The next morning the newspaper headed the story:
"Popular Local Bicycle Merchants To Be Home For Holidays." The hapless
editor saw what was obvious, but missed the real story.

Vision is never about seeing the obvious. It's about looking ahead;
about seeing what is not there -- YET. It's often about seeing the
potential behind the obvious.

Like the potential in people. Spotting the potential for success in a
student who, as is obvious to everyone else, will likely fail.

Or recognizing the potential for something good to come from a
situation others are writing off as lost.

If we want to see what is really going on, we will need to learn to
spot what is not there, then act on it.

So... your eyesight may be perfect, but how's your vision?

From Lifesupport

Lifesigns Life Quotes

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails