There are four aspects of sight that will make for complete sight!
If you understand and activate them you will able to see your way forward;
Hindsight, Foresight, Oversight/Undersight and Insight!
If any of these aspects of sight are absent or faulty your sight will be impaired!
You cannot move forward without a clear grasp of your past and background lessons that your past teaches. People have become rich off telling the stories of their past so can you.
Learn from your past, the pleasant and the unpleasant, the happy and the sad and use them to improve your life. The only thing that you must take out of your past, are the lessons learnt.
If you refuse to learn those lessons, you are bound to reproduce that past in your future. If you are in a cycle of repetitions, maybe you have not learnt your lessons.
After exploring your past and learning the relevant lessons, you need to set your focus on where you want to go! Foresight speaks of pre-empting what is ahead and preparing for it!
There are two important parts of foresight.
First, is about having a clear great vision of where you want to go.
You must have vision; visit where you want to go, in your mind’s eye.
You must have dreams and goals.
If you have identified your unique gift/talent, you have to have visions of where you are going with it or where it will take you.
See far, dream big, envision grandeur.
Secondly, foresight is not being overly optimist, but considering every possible eventuality on your chosen path. You must envision also possible pitfalls, hiccups, obstacles, and challenges.
You must prepare for rejections, disappointments, and betrayal.
So what if they say no! Are you ready for that?
Most people do not consider the down side, otherwise, they will be prepared, and have a plan B, C, and D …and E for good measure.
Foresight entails having great visions of the future, and balancing them with a good dose of realism.
Oversight and Undersight
These two aspects of sight are tied together and cannot be separated!
“He stand tallest that stands on the shoulders of those that have gone ahead!”
It is a colossal waste of time and energy to re-invent the wheel.
Oversight is simply finding mentors in your chosen area of endeavour.
Find those that have gone ahead of you, those that are where you want to be.
Submit to them and learn from them.
Hear from them. Some from a distance, some up close and personal.
When you find a mentor, that person will have oversight over you, and that will put you undersight.
When you are undersight you will have additional sight. Those that have oversight over you see farther than you and have seen what you have not seen.
This is additional sight. By being undersight you avail yourself of all the benefits of their accrued sight.
This is my personal favourite and also in my judgement the most important aspect of sight.
“If a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives only himself!”
Insight is all about your accurate assessment of yourself. It is the ability to know the true state of affairs on all issues relating to your life and future.
Can you be brutally honest with yourself to accurately assess yourself?
There are two aspects of insight.
First, you must have insight into your weaknesses and inadequacies. This will help you to work on the areas that need working on. When you know and own your weakness and inadequacies, it frees you to staff your weaknesses.
You look for friends and co-workers that are strong where you are weak. So that by complementing each other, you will be all together strong.
The second aspect of insight is having insight into your strengths. You must know what you are good at. In winning in the market place of life, you have to know your strength and magnify it. Sometimes to gain clear insight from season to season you need to ask close associates that love you, to tell you the truth about yourself.
Remember the wounds of a friend are better than the kisses of an enemy!
If you can work on these four aspects of sight and get them functioning properly in your life you will be well on your way to actualizing your dreams and visions. You will see your way forward!
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