What You See Is What You Are
Once I thought other people had a better view of the world than I ever could …
I suppose that’s reasonable the people around me were worldly, experienced, and smart. I great parents, great teachers, and outstanding friends. When it came to some of my bosses and boyfriends, perhaps I thought ideas through before I bought in.
It was as if he were a prince with insight beyond my own and for a moment I believed in his view of the world.
He always thought that only mountains could be beautiful. I heard him proclaim it. Yes, proclaim is exactly what he did when he spoke of them. He found his own thoughts worthy of public decree. Heâd announce that flat lands had their use, but then ask what possible beauty could a man proud as he ever find in a place with flat air?
No matter the metaphor I couldnât convey the lovely feeling and the wide open space of the grassland without trees only blue skies above it. The green is so green and blue so blue, that the clouds must show off for fear of being thought to be boring.
A sky like this, with no mountain in view, would mean nothing to him.
So today as I look out over the lake as wide as the world, I watch the cloud ballet and think of the adventures, of the characters we might have invented had we been here when we were kids.
I watch the changes, breathing in every minute. I drink in gratitude for a world that is made like this. Iâm particularly glad I had the good sense to quit dating that proclaiming brat before I left college. I can’t imagine what a different person I would have become if I’d adopted a world view like his.
No one guy’s view is better, further, or more beautiful than my own.
Do you “get” how important your world view is?
The way you define your world reflects how you define yourself.
In business and in life, what you see is what you get and we slowly become what we look at most.
Surround yourself with colleagues, friends, family — worldmates — who share your view. Fill your life, your heart, and your mind with images and ideas that define what you love and admire.
Don’t take my point of view … “get” your own.
The succcess of your business and your life depend on it.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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