V is for Vision

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The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but no vision.
~Helen Keller

Does anyone else think it ironic that this quote is from a blind woman?

So I guess the question is…you have sight, but do you really have vision? What is your purpose in life? What are your dreams? You’ve heard it said that the purpose of some people is to serve as a horrible warning to others….and for some people, I totally agree. But seriously, do you have a vision for your life? Or are you aimlessly drifting through time and space, looking around but never focusing on anything? If you’re drifting through life, it’s easy for others to steer you in the wrong direction.

If you have vision, then you have hope and purpose. It’s entirely possible to walk by vision…even if you don’t have the baby blues to see where you’re going. Helen is an inspirational example of what someone can accomplish if they have a vision…or hope of achieving a dream.

But what good is vision if you sit on your arse and not take action to accomplish it? True visionaries take steps to make sure their dreams come true. They act on their passions and cannot be swayed by forces who want to stand in their way.

Helen Keller became deaf, mute and blind at 18 months. But despite all that, she developed vision. And that vision, with the help of Anne Sullivan, drove her to learn how to communicate…which then led to her graduating college, writing books, giving lectures and even acting in Vaudeville and the movies. It’s recorded she could communicate in English, French and German.

Which brings me to another point. It’s important to surround yourself with people who believe in your vision and are willing to help you achieve it. I wonder how far Helen would have gone without the help, support and encouragement of Anne. It’s possible to achieve your dreams on your own, but it’s more fun to celebrate success with others at the party.

I guess compared to Helen Keller, none of us has any excuses.

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6 thoughts on “V is for Vision

  1. Without a vision the people perish.
    Helen Keller is an amazing woman and I do agree we have no excuses when we see what she accomplished.
    Vision and hope go together too.
    Good post Lisa. I know my comments are scattered but I love coming here to see what you post.

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  2. You make some very interesting points, Lisa. Lots of food for thought here. i admit that I do drift a bit, and tend to resist the goal-setting trend that entered the education picture some years back. Maybe I’m just a bit of a rebel, or maybe i wanted to leave some space to fall off the track and check out new directions when they beckoned. In teaching, I think that worked quite well for me. Thanks for inspiring a bit of introspection here. I like your blog 🙂

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