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What Is Your Vision For 2020

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“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

- Helen Keller

Since I am starting this blog on New Year's Eve 2020, I thought I would first invite you to look into the future and develop a vision for 2020.

As we know, 20/20 is considered "perfect vision" in the eye-care world. Of course nothing in life is perfect, especially when we try and predict or anticipate the future. However, we do owe it to ourselves to take some time to plan for the future. The more planning we do, the clearer our vision will be.


Taking stock is the first order of business.

  • Where are we now?
  • How did we get here?

Although our past does not dictate our future, understanding those two questions can be opportunities for learning and understanding. Surely there are things from our past that we definitely don't want to repeat. Equally, there are things from our past that we can gladly carry forward.

"Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become"

- The Lion King

Acquiring a good understanding of our strengths and weaknesses is important in evaluating our current state but they should not limit you as you move forward. Use these built up qualities and characteristics as a launch pad for your future.

In order to improve we must first understand that we have not lived up to our potential and that we have room to improve. Although that statement may seem negative on the surface, it is the alternative that would be more negative. To believe that you have already lived up to your potential would mean 'this is as good as it gets' and life will never get any better. A sad state that would be indeed.


Looking Ahead...

I challenge you to create a big vision for your future. Be bold. Be audacious. Set no limits. Let your imagination run wild.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

- Abraham Lincoln

If your plan is to make improvements in your life, you're going to be challenged from every conceivable angle so you might as well set goals that are worthy of the effort.

If you shoot for the stars, you may land on the moon. That would not be a failure by any standard. It simply means that you are well on your way to reaching the stars. Alternatively, if your only goal is to reach for the tree tops, you aren't ever going to reach the moon and reaching the stars would be inconceivable.


Make A Plan And Act

Having a dream is great. In fact it's essential to success. The dream must be our constant focus. Everything we do must move us in the direction of our dream. But, in order to 'do' something, the dream is not much help.

"I discovered at an early age that I missed 100% of the shots I didn't take."

- Wayne Gretzky

The dream must be broken down into a plan. The plan broken down to tasks. Each plan and task needs to have it's own goals, timetable and set of actionable steps to make the dream possible.

A dream without a plan is just a wish.

Stop wishing your life away.

I am not even going to 'wish' you a happy new year...

Have yourself a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

   
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