Updated: May 4, 2019
You know something I used to hate? I know, I know, hate is a very strong word. I mean, I really intensely despised EYEGLASSES!
I used to wish I did not need them. I can’t tell you how many times I would wake up early in the morning without a clue of where I had last left them! Do you know what it feels like to need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but you can’t see to get there?
My eyes weren’t bad, they were HORRIBLE! My wife’s face from 3 ft away would be blurry. Yes, that bad! Having blurry vision messed up so many things. I NEEDED glasses to drive, to read, watch tv, and even to walk around the mall.
Imagine seeing me in the mall, smiling, saying hi and all I do is glance your direction and continue to walk away. How rude!
I realized how we often walk around life with this kind of blurry vision. We get so used to coping with blurry vision we cannot see what the weekend will bring, let along plan for next month.
Vision is so important for daily life physically, why would we neglect internal vision for the future? Spending extra time preparing the night before could have saved me an accident in the middle of the night because I would know exactly where my glasses were.
In the same manner, a little preparation now for the future can save us from dating the wrong person, wasting years in a dead-end wrong career, or finding ourselves in a midlife crisis not recognizing how we ended up there. We can spend time today, getting clarity in our vision for the future by something as simple as grabbing a book such as the “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren or “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek. As we ponder the future and who we would like to become, we will set ourselves on a journey to arrive at our desired outcome for our lives.