What do blind men see?
With their eyes, of course, they see total darkness. Yet, according to this dictionary, there are 18 other definitions for the word “see,” many of which have nothing to do with perception through the eye.
Here are a few examples:
I can still see the look on his face when I told him the news.
I see what you mean.
I see this plan coming to fruition next week.
Just because something is unseen with the physical eye doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.
The blind man’s question is, “Why do you have to see with your eyes to believe?”
You may have heard the phrase, “seeing is believing.” And yet, although I have never seen gravity, I believe it is there. I can’t see fresh air, but I breathe it. I can’t see the wind, but during a tornado warning I will still descend into an underground storm shelter. I’ve never seen my brain, but…well, I hope it is there! The point is that I don’t necessarily have to “see” something to believe it exists.
Just for a moment, forget what you currently see in your life and business in the physical sense. Forget the current reality of your circumstances.
Now, what do you want to see? Can you “see” that what you truly want is possible?
Stephen Covey said that everything is created twice: first in your mind, then in reality. You must first picture what you need or want in your own mind. Only then can you put a plan together to make it a reality. It all starts with a thought…something you can’t see with your eyes.
That’s what the blind man sees. Thoughts. The answer to the blind man’s question is that you don’t have to see with your eyes to believe. True vision begins in your heart.
Thought is transformed into reality through action. The vision for your business comes first, guiding the steps to success along the way. You can’t see it with your eyes yet, but the compelling image of what is possible pulls you forward.
What do you see?