Being In The Moment
For the last 4 months I’ve been transitioning to a new career. I’ve gone from being in IT Sales to being an Author, Speaker and Coach. You might be wondering, “how can you do that?”. This is a familiar question. It’s one that I was asked shortly after losing my eyesight. It’s one that I was asked shortly after losing my job. It’s one that I was asked shortly after losing my dad.
I seem to have the corner on adversity. Not really. Everyone has it. It’s just that not everyone talks about it.
When you experience tough times you do certain things. Maybe you call a friend, go to church or read a book. Maybe you rely on other things to numb the pain like food, alcohol or drugs. Maybe there are other harmful ways that you deal with adversity. This is a vicious cycle that no one chooses to start, it just happens. There’s got to be another way.
During the past month I’ve had the privilege of speaking on TV and Radio about how I can help people to embrace their blindness. We all have blindness of some form in our lives. This is in reference to things other than physical blindness. It could be one of things mentioned earlier or possibly envy, ignorance, anger or even depression. My list could go on and on. These are things that keep us from seeing our true potential.
Some of the ways to avoid this blindness is to:
- surround yourself with mirrors. Not the mirrors that you may have in your bathroom, but two-legged mirrors. These are the people in your lives that will be there to support you.
- turn on the fan(s) by letting people that are close to you (your fans) understand what you’re going through.
- open a window and door that will allow positive information to come into you. This isn’t possible by listening to the evening news every night, form beginning to end. You’ll need to find another source.
- be in the moment. This means leaving your phone someplace that you’re not. This means doing one thing at once and being fully present.
Do you have other ways to avoid blindness?