Is Your Perception Reality?

Is Your Perception Reality?

I had better than 20/20 vision growing up. When I was 26, I started to realize that it was getting more difficult to read things in the distance, such as street signs. I finally went to get my eyes checked, and it was confirmed that I did have some loss of vision. It took a little bit to get used to the glasses, but I started to see things much more clearly.

I only needed a small prescription, but it made a huge difference. I started to realize things that I had been missing – not missing entirely, but missing the details. It was like the difference between watching TV using rabbit-ears and HDTV.

My headaches and eye strains started to go away, too. Oddly enough, I didn’t even connect the headaches to my eyes.

We are generally visual people. That’s why there are billions of dollars spent on the visual aspect of advertising, whether it is video or print ads. The detail, the colors, the angles, and dozens of other aspects are put under scrutiny so that the ads are the most effective.

Not only are we visual with our eyes, but also with our minds. We think in pictures. When we remember something, we see the person or object. It plays back in our minds like a movie.

Having a vision in life is necessary for us to move forward.

(Proverbs 29:18) Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Click to Tweet)

Without vision, you will perish. Maybe not physically die, but you will stop growing. You will stop progressing. You will merely go through life without any real direction.

When we lose our vision in life, the details on life become blurry. There is extra strain in our life, and there are complications that we don’t even connect. Stress levels begin to increase and we become frustrated.

This is where many people find themselves. They are stressed and frustrated because things aren’t working out in their life. Things happen that don’t seem to make sense. But don’t realize that they have lost their vision.

If you find yourself in this position, take some time to refocus and get your vision back.

  • What is your purpose?
  • How are you going to work at fulfilling that purpose?
  • What goals do you have in life (short-term and long-term)?
  • What action steps do you need to take to reach those goals?