Up until 1984, computers did not have a mouse—you could only type in commands. The Macintosh was the first computer to use a graphical user interface [GUI]—and it changed the way we used computers forever.
It is a well known fact that the GUI was not invented by Apple, or its maverick founder Steve Jobs. The technology was born in the research labs of Xerox, the leading copier company. But the Xerox leadership lacked the vision for GUI and did not give it the importance it deserved. Jobs, on the other hand, was blown away by its potential and immediately decided to build a GUI-based computer—that is what ultimately led to the creation of not just the Mac but all GUI-based systems.
Many attribute the success of Steve Jobs to his clear vision. But then Jobs is not alone. Back home, Tata Nano was the result of Ratan Tata's clear vision of producing a car for the common man in India. Dhirubhai Ambani dreamt of building the world's largest oil refinery when he had hardly any wealth. And of course, Mahatma Gandhi cherished a clearer-than-crystal vision of an independent India.
All great achievers start with a clear vision. And what is a vision but an image of yourself, your business, or anything else that you want to see happen in your world.
This month, John Maxwell tells you why dreams are useless without a clear vision. Using real-life examples, Maxwell compels us to reflect about our own dreams. “Do you see your dream clearly?” he asks, even as he offers no-nonsense tips that can help bring immense clarity to your dream.
Talking of clear vision, don't miss the story of Martin Brofman, who found his eyesight improving even as he was healing from a lethal cancer. While conventional doctors had given up on him—and had given him a fatal prognosis—he underwent what he refers to as a transformation in his consciousness, a by-product of which was the complete restoration of his vision.
So there you are—while Maxwell’s words will inspire you into clarity, Brofman’s story will make absolutely clear the indisputable influence of our consciousness on our life.
As you will ‘see’, both stories have potent lessons that can bring about massive positive changes in your life.
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