Monday, July 18th, 2016
An artist can show you a blank canvas and describe, in detail, the painting. To her, it’s so clear. Where we see only a blank canvas, she sees an entire landscape full of vibrant colors.An author can create characters in her mind. Month after month, she can dream about them, talk with them, listen to them. They become so real to her that, when she finally starts writing, it’s as if she is merely recording what happens instead of inventing it. Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
That’s the power of imagination. It’s the power of creativity. Seeing something magical where others see mundane. Seeing something beautiful where others see garbage. Seeing potential in someone they don’t see in themselves. Successful people see opportunities when others see problems.
“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions.”
If there’s one skill we have to cultivate, it’s seeing the positive, the beautiful, the magical in others, in challenging times, in dark places. Because that change of perspective can make the difference in your outlook.
And more importantly, when you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see potential? Do you see the vision of your future self: confident and successful? The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
Summing-up: What you see is up to you. Today, I hope you see the positive, the opportunity, the magic inside.