Same school. Same teachers. Same facilities. Same company. Same Processes. Same environment still some people do a great job while the others, just do a job. The difference? Ability to see.
Ability to see is directly proportionate to your thinking pattern. Possibility thinking or Pessimistic thinking.
When everyone has the same Mac and the same iOS SDK, the difference between hacked app code and great app code is just one thing – the ability to see. The vision.
When you limit yourself in a particular title and do not think you should be doing whatever it takes and when you fail because of that very thought, the responsible for that failure is just one thing – the ability to see. The vision.
Seth Godin has written a great post on learning how to see. A must read. An excerpt:
Seeing, despite the name, isn’t merely visual. I worked briefly with Arthur C. Clarke thirty years ago, and he saw, but he saw in words, and in concepts. The people who built the internet, the one you’re using right now, saw how circuits and simple computer code could be connected to build something new and bigger. Others had the same tools, but not the same vision.
Imagine what’s possible. Make impossible I M Possible and make things happen. You don’t need an invitation to make something happen because you see it that way. Most need. You need not.
The way I see it, each individual is a startup. A startup, which she has to make profitable. By the results she produces. By the difference she makes. By making her existence worthwhile. A startup has less of rules and more of actions powered by ability to see what’s invisible to non-startups.
How does it work? It doesn’t have to be a fact. It has to be a belief. How you see it is instrumental about what you will get. If you don’t see something then it is unlikely that you’ll get it. The only exception is that someone else has seen it for you.
Don’t rely on other’s ability to see for yourself. See yourself make the startup (read YOU) work. In closing, reflect on what Hellen Keller said,
“The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.”
You know that you’re not born to be a pathetic person. You are born to thrive. Go, make something happen.
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