Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Are You Farsighted or Nearsighted?

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Ideally, you will be both and I’m going to tell you why!

First, let’s define the two conditions:

Nearsighted – You can see things close up very clearly, but have trouble seeing things in the distance.

Farsighted – You can see things in the distance clearly, but have trouble seeing things close up.

What does this have to do with success and positive thinking? Everything, because if you are only utilizing one, you will not be able to realize your full potential.

For those who are nearsighted, you can see what’s right in front of you and your circumstances. You worry about what’s right in front of you from day to day and never think about the future. Or, if you do think about the future, it’s often eclipsed by what is going on in your life right now. You are preoccupied with the now and rarely make plans for where you will be in the future.

Living this way, you will never realize your dreams because you never plant the seeds for a future harvest you have not imagined.

For those of you who are farsighted, you tend to live in a dreamlike state of your future. You daydream constantly about what could be sometime down the road, but lose sight of the here and now. In order to live the dreams of your future, you must plant the seeds and make preparations today.

If you continue to live in your farsighted future, you will never do what is necessary today to live the future life you have imagined for yourself.

So how do you bring these two visions together?

First, take stock of where you are right now. Are you happy? Are you fulfilled? Are you where you want to be financially, physically and spiritually?

We all have problems we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes we get so mired down in our daily existence, we forget to prepare ourselves for the future. This is where we get Ben Franklin’s advice of “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”

If you are not where you want to be, you must look down the road. Figure out exactly what you want from your future, then start planning and taking action today. Make a vow to yourself that no matter what may be going on in your life in the present, you will take action to prepare for a better future.

Second, make a plan. Sure, sometimes plans fall through. Sometimes life throws obstacles in your way as you go for your dreams. But without a plan, you will find yourself aimlessly daydreaming about your future or stuck concentrating on the problems of your present.

Third, take action. No matter whether you have been farsighted or nearsighted, unless you make a plan and then take action ever single day, you will find that you will be going nowhere fast. You will just be spinning your wheels, never getting anywhere.

Whichever one you are, you can learn something from the other and start today so you can have a better tomorrow!

Are you nearsighted or farsighted?

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