In a book titled ‘How to make it in business without losing your life’ by Rob Parsons, he talks about Wayne Gresky, the greatest ice hockey player of all time.
A sports psychologist pointed out that he differs from other great players because he has 40 – 40 vision compared to other players, who have 25-25. In other words, he sees things other players do not see on the ice rink, which enables him negotiate outstanding moves and plays during matches.
What do you see and how do you see perceive things in life? The importance of having clear vision and perspective is seen in the beginning, in Genesis 1 verses 2 – 5:
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.
Light was needed to be able to grasp perspective and vision of the chaos that was on the earth at that stage.
Looking at things from a different angle – like Wayne Gresky – will enable you excel in all aspects of life because of your wider outlook on issues. It will also give you greater scope to make important decisions.
Shalom – Love Never Fails
©Insight for the Day 2014