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Unleashing Vision: Defying Limitations, Creating Impact

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Six Gears to Build Unstoppable Momentum

- Bloom to Your Fullest (4-3)

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision - Helen Keller


Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, confronted an illness that resulted in her becoming deaf and blind. As a consequence, she found herself trapped in a world of darkness and silence, unable to communicate with those around her. However, she refused to succumb to her fate and instead harbored a fervent desire to read and communicate freely with others.


Welcome to Step 4 of the Grow to Your Fullest journey (Figure below), a part of the Bloom to Your Fullest series. In our previous post, the path to victory: cultivating a character that pleases God, we delved into the second power (aka Gears) —character, which propels us forward at each stage of your life’s journey. Today let’s delve into the third gear: Vision —an anchor of hope and a catalyst for strength to progress on our journey.

Unleashing Vision Defying Limitations, Creating Impact
Unleashing Vision Defying Limitations, Creating Impact

Vision: See What Others Cannot See

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known; along unfamiliar paths I will guide them. —Isaiah 42:16


True vision is seeing what others cannot see. A man with a vision can see the forest just by looking at the trees or perceive the whole picture just by examining its parts, discern the root cause from observed problems, foresee the future based on the present, recognize hidden patterns amidst chaos, and uncover causal relationships between the seemingly unrelated events. As a leader, he can envision the future of his cause, develop appropriate strategy, and implement effective plans.


During times of crisis, he can immediately identify good opportunities, turn risk around, change directions, and advance with perseverance.


To become exceptional leaders, we must see a vision. We should not only possess our unique vision, which comes from God as we are part of His grand design, but also understand the path to realizing that vision so we can guide others toward it. God grants us the ability to perceive what others cannot, presenting us with a larger vision for the long term as well as short-term visions at each stage of our journey.


In order to break through the formidable shell of our ego, we must first envision the person we aspire to become in terms of character, the values we hold dear, and the guiding principles that shape our daily actions. As Jim Rohn wisely stated, "Ultimately, it’s not what you get, it’s what you become." The essence of who we are transcends material possessions. To overcome the obstacles we encounter on our path to personal fulfillment, we must envision small victories before engaging in each challenge, eventually leading to significant accomplishments. To amplify this effect, we continually need new visions that fuel our ongoing growth.


The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision - Helen Keller


Secondly, we require a navigational system for our journey to prevent us from losing our way. This system acts as our GPS, providing us with immediate guidance rooted in God's divine wisdom. The GPS symbolizes our immediate Goals, Positioning, and Support. These three elements offer us real-time direction from God. He not only grants us our vision, but also partners with us on our journey, as our vision is a part of His grander vision. We must consistently seek His counsel for each subsequent move. When we become lost or veer off course due to temptations and distractions, God assists us in finding our way back onto the right path.


Thirdly, vision serves as an anchor of hope. With hope deeply rooted in our minds, we understand that our struggles are temporary and use them as fuel to propel us forward towards our ultimate destination—the realization of our vision. If we lose sight of our vision, we risk being consumed by the immediate realities of our circumstances.


Despite facing profound disabilities, Helen Keller possessed a resolute vision for reading and communicating with others. This unwavering vision fueled her indomitable spirit and relentless pursuit of knowledge and personal growth.


At the age of six, Helen's parents enlisted the help of a remarkable teacher named Anne Sullivan. Through Anne's guidance, Helen experienced a series of breakthroughs, gradually learning to trace letters on her palm and associate tactile sensations with the shapes of letters. These milestones eventually enabled her to express her thoughts and desires to others. Helen's determination led her to master writing and speaking.


Helen's remarkable journey didn't end there. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and traveled extensively, delivering speeches and inspiring countless individuals along the way.


Her vision for the future extended beyond herself and she became an advocate for women's suffrage, labor rights, and various social issues.


Helen Keller's vision extended far beyond her own aspirations. She became a fervent advocate for women's suffrage, labor rights, and various social issues, working tirelessly to create a better future for all.


Her extraordinary vision, coupled with unwavering determination, allowed Helen to surmount seemingly insurmountable challenges and defy the limitations imposed by her disabilities. Her enduring impact on the world serves as a testament to the power of resilience and the ability to overcome adversity.


In times of difficulties, anxiety, and worry, we can draw inspiration from Helen Keller's unwavering trust in her vision and in the guidance of the divine. By embracing our own visions and placing our faith in them and the Lord, we can confidently forge a path towards our dreams.


Helen Keller's life serves as a profound inspiration, reminding us that with a clear vision, courage, and unyielding determination, we possess the capacity to conquer any obstacle and create a brighter future for ourselves and those around us.


Stay tuned for our next post, where we will delve into the fourth gear of building unstoppable momentum: Execution – the art of making things happen.

May you grow to your fullest!


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