This year has had us talking about clarity. It’s easy to say, 20/20 vision, but what does that really mean? In optometry, 20/20 vision means the clarity or sharpness of what you see at 20 feet is what is normally seen at such a distance. But vision isn’t just about what’s clear to you within a 20-foot radius. Our eyes have other capabilities such as perceiving depth, focusing, seeing color, seeing our periphery, and coordinating with the rest of your body. All of these contribute to vision.
Perhaps we started this year with that 20/20 clarity. After all, the month of January finds most of us drilling down on resolutions and going on the 30 (or 21, or 66) -day journey of forming a new habit.
Here are a few ways to get authentic, and help you grow and focus your vision.
What do you stand for, and stand on?
Assessing vision begins with knowing where you literally stand. Our vision for our lives might ask us of the same. Here are some questions to help figure this out:
- Where am I right now?
- What is important to me?
- What do I want to represent or stand for moving forward?
Can you read the signs?
Paying attention to your inner thoughts and how you respond to your world can say something about your direction. Are there any indicators of what pulls at your heartstrings and fuels your passion?
- What inspires me?
- What motivates me?
All our work in becoming more aware, being mindful, and showing up little by little each day… prepare us to do the hard things. Have you ever had a moment after a long day at work where you realize you can’t think of one thing that was significant, memorable, or productive that happened during the last 8 hours? Imagine if that was happening to your life. We can spend our whole lives asleep if we don’t face the hard things. Facing the hard things can look like answering these questions:
- What am I afraid of?
- What am I struggling with?
- What’s the worst – and best – that could happen tomorrow?
Look around. Read the signs. And dive deep. What will you be focusing on this month?