I’d venture to say that most everyone has heard of Myopia.
In fact, a good number of us live with myopic eyes (until we get old and crusty and our eyes develop (atrophe) to throw far sightedness into the picture, thereby creating the need for bi-focals).
It’s a cruel trick nature plays – Can’t clearly see things up close or far out.
The common use of the word “myopia” has to do your eyeballs.
I’m thinking of “Vision Myopia” with respect to the direction your life is going.
Are you traveling through life along any semblance of an azimuth (direction) towards something that you can see clearly in your mind . . . a VISION?
I talk a LOT about Vision . . . not the physical kind vision . . . I think and talk a lot about Future Vision.
It seems that’s how BIG things get done. Someone forms a vision in her mind. She likes it. She gets excited about it. She becomes more passionate about it as it gains clarity. That passion leads to her taking responsibility for the vision by taking action.
Vision becomes reality!
Ergo . . . What you think EXPANDS!
This is not simple for everyone because not everyone has CLEAR vision. Fuzzy vision often leads to disorientation, lack of focus, Fractionalized effort . . .
You know your vision is not clear when you realize that you are doing 4 different things (Artist, Property Manager, Rehabber, REALTOR etc) and not mastering ANY of them.
“Jack of all trades is Master of none”
Jack lacks clear vision!
(But he brags that it’s OK because he’s an “entrepreneur”)
I believe that the root cause myopic of vision is self imposed limiting beliefs . . . that is . . . When a person doesn’t have enough confidence in one’s self to accomplish REALLY BIG THINGS.
You cannot think BIG enough to develop a clear enough vision to create the excitement and PASSION necessary to actually define the path, unless you are a believer in yourself and your own ability.
Just for a little Brain calisthenics . . . Let’s see what Wiki says about Myopia.
“Myopia (Greek: μυωπία, muōpia, “nearsightedness”), is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed.”
Let’s focus in on that word Accommodation:
“Accommodation is the process by which the vertebrate eye changes optical power to maintain a clear image (focus) on an object as its distance changes.
Accommodation acts like a reflex, but can also be consciously controlled.”
Accommodation can also be consciously controlled – hmmm
“For those with myopia Visual perception, far away objects appear blurred and near objects appear clearly.”
Can’t see the forest for the trees?
Are you thinking BIG enough?
Do you have clear vision?
I’m just sayin’
PS – One of the foundational Principles of the Pareto Realty model centers around the importance of clear focus and direction. We believe that in order for a person to be “Performance Oriented” there must exist a clear picture of success . . . Such that we live, work, and play in harmony.