See with your mind to see the opportunities you keep missing

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

Open your mind to see what is before you. If you see with your eyes only, and not your mind, you’ll be handicapped, and miss one opportunity after another. Let your mind drift and analyze what your eyes sent to it.

If you want to be like everyone else, then just look with your eyes. If you want one opportunity after another, then see with your mind. When you look at something, see it for what it can be. A poor man will look at a pile of wood and see firewood. A great person will look at that same pile of wood and see a magnificent piece of furniture.

A blind person will look at an old house and see chipped paint, cracked walls, old carpets and yellow colored walls. The successful person will see opportunity. That person will see that house as it can and should be. A home with wooden floors hidden by that ugly carpet, brightly colored walls. The successful person will see the potential within that house.

Stop looking with your eyes, and start seeing opportunities with your mind. Once you start, you’ll see an entirely new world, and new opportunities, which you though were only for the select few.

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