“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller
Helen Keller was born a fine and healthy child. At the age of eighteen months she became blind and deaf but flatly refused to be classified as not good enough. She said, “Although life is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” So, many doors were closed in her face but this didn’t make her give up on her dreams. She also said, “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” She became a prominent figure in her lifetime, whose accomplishments attracted awe, respect, admiration and inspiration.
This is one of the many stories that inspires me every day to go after my dreams and be driven by vision into my future rather than by sight. Sight is very limiting, it only lets you to see what is in front of you whereas vision lets you to see ten years and more into the ideal future. Most people suffer from a lack of vision and yet their sight is very clear, this I must say, is more serious than being blind. A lack of vision makes you focus on problems and things that you cannot change instead of the ones you can. For we live by faith, not by sight – 2Corinthians 5:7. A strong vision gives you faith, determination, conviction, focus and resilience.
My friend and I were attending a funeral when a guy next to us pulled out his watch checking what time it was, his watch reflected 10:58 and was angry that the proceedings were running very late, however, when we checked our watches, the correct time was 9:43 and we were calm as we knew that all was well. Sometimes in life we are misled, like this guy I’ve just alluded to, we end up missing out on a number wonderful things because we either think it’s too early or too late. The lesson is, always make sure your watch of life is correct before you use it as a reference to make life’s decisions. Time is running out of time, tic toc, tic toc…
You are the one this world has long been waiting for, chase your dreams and you will find eternal peace in them.
Veli Ndaba is a Professional and Motivational Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of two books (You Are Born to Win and Your Dream is Calling You), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on email@example.com , www.velindaba.co.za and 083 304 9773