“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Can be a booger.
Out the side of the car — and in many other life venues — blind spots can spell disaster. Not seeing the obstacles there to avoid can hurt you.
Yet, also being blind to opportunities right there in front of us to relish is a similar tragedy.
Walking on the bluff overlooking the ocean the other day, I faintly remembered what it was like to move here only a year ago and get to behold this view on a daily basis. What an amazing experience!
I felt the same when living on a sailboat in the marina for a few years, vowing to sit in the cockpit and simply look out for 30 minutes every day.
I think it lasted a month.
Let’s face it: there’s a natural tendency to go blind to what once fascinated and amazed us, simply because we get used to seeing it so often. Not so good for relationships, workplaces, careers, surroundings…life.
The question is whether we’re willing to turn that natural tendency on its head daily. It won’t just happen by itself, but a generated pair of new eyes intentionally positioned can have us see things we aren’t now perceiving, even if nothing has supposedly changed.
Where might your world be enhance today by relishing more of what’s right in front of your face?
Got new eyes?
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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