A story was told of two employees whom I will term employee A and employee B who were sent to another country by their employer for vacation. Within the country there were in, is a city located next to a remote village. One certain day, the two employees were together and were looking through the windows of the guest house where they were lodged in their free time. Employee B called the attention of employee A to what he has observed and which seems prevalent amongst the people which is walking barefooted without foot wares. Immediately employee A sighted that, he was not merely looking but was seeing a possible business opportunity for him within that community. After the adventure, both of them went to their separate rooms. Employee A was occupied with how he would maximized the opportunity that he has seen. While employee B was looking, employee A took a step to see. After months of enjoying their vacation, it came to an end and they had to go back to their main location. When employees A got back, he decided to act on what he saw. He approached a foot ware manufacturing company and struck a deal with them. He went further to make necessary plans and arrangement on how he could ship foot wares down to the city where they observed their vacation. When the first shipment arrived, it was well patronized by both young and old. Same was applicable with other consignments. As time went on, the man became a major distributor of foot wares within the community with other willing dealers buying from him. In less than no time, he progressed to own his foot ware factory. All this transpired because while his friend was looking, he took time to see. It is not what you look at that makes you but what you see. It is not what you look at that stands you out but what you see.
What matters most
He Myles Munroe of blessed memory noted in one of his book that “eyes that look are many but eyes that sees are few”. The matter isn’t having eyes but what matters most is what one does with the eyes. Many are not putting the pairs of eye that has been given to them to good use. They are not maximizing the benefit of the eye that has been given to them. The eye is designed for looking but only a few are using it to see. It takes seeing to make a major difference in life. While looking is merely beholding things physically, seeing is beholding beyond the physical. Looking is taking an appealing look while seeing is taking a creative look. While looking considers what has come into being, seeing brings things into being. While looking behold what has been formed, seeing forms things. When you look, you move through the path but when you see, you define the path. Our universe is the way it is today because we have more people who look more than those who see. If we keep looking, things will continue the way they are but if we take step to see, things will change for the better. The eye has to go beyond looking but rather forming creative and developmental mental image.
Are you looking or are you seeing?
Many has been blessed with eyes but only a few takes time to see. Things can be seen within before it comes into being and things can be seen without and then comes into being. Are you just looking or are you taking time to see? Helen Keller observed that “The thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision“. It is one thing to look, it is another thing to see. Since the eyes are wide open, it has the freedom to look, it has the freedom to sight, it has the freedom to behold but what is of utmost importance is what it has the ability to see. What makes a man is not how well he looks, what differentiates a man is not how well he looks, what stands a man out is not what he looks, what glorifies a man is not what he looks but what he sees.
What you see means a lot
What a man sees determines the steps he takes. What a man sees defines his path. What a man sees gives his life direction. What a man sees shapens his life. What a man sees adds colour to his destiny. What a man sees changes the course of his life. What a man sees defines his life. You can’t go further than you see. If you can see it, you can get it. If you can see it, you can attain it, if you can see it, you can achieve it. It is not enough to look but you have to take a step further to see.
Do this and watch things turn for the better.
When it seems as if nothing is working, don’t look but see
When the situation is not just palatable, don’t look but see
When circumstances looks challenging, don’t just look but see
When things are not just going as planned, don’t just look but see
When things are not just favorable, don’t just look but see
When the situation seems to be weighing you down, don’t just look but see
When you seems not to be getting what you want, don’t just look but see
When there seems to be obstacle, don’t just look but see
When it seems that you are not getting the desired result, don’t just look but see
When it is looking tough, don’t just look but see
When it is looking unpleasant, don’t just look but see
When it looks as if it is not forth coming, don’t just look but see
Looking is common but seeing is rare. Don’t just look but endeavor to see.
Only men who sees changes their world.