Success Is A Function Of Vision

Success Is A Function Of Vision

What everyone becomes in life has its root in the type of he lives, the vision you have for yourself and more importantly how much of your positive character you are able to bring into the pursuit of your vision. That is why a notable poet says the child is the father of the man.

It is the vision you have of yourself in your prime that it will decide what you become later in life. It is very important for every youth to have a vision. Without it, one cannot achieve something worthwhile in one’s life. It is one thing to have a vision; it is another to achieve the objectives of it. Every one desirous of achieving his vision must brace up for the challenges. Remember, nothing comes easy, and there is no such thing as free lunch anywhere. I know this to be true and many other successful people know it too, even those who are born with a silver spoon.

Anything that tends to obstruct your vision and blur your perspective is an enemy of your vision. In addition, until you deal with the obstruction, your investment in that vision will not yield needed dividend. That is why the holy book talks about ‘cutting that part of you that poses danger to your achieving the kingdom of God’.

The first enemy of your vision is your character.

Thomas Hardy, the British novelist, once asserted that ‘character is fate’, which means your character determines your fate in life in life. You may ask ‘in what way does character determine my vision?’ The truth is that character is like a magnet. A genial, friendly and socially acceptable character with a broad mind may take you far. It will attract positive patronage to your vision, your aspiration and objectives.

Ernesto Che Guevara, an Argentine medical doctor, was an icon among millions of admirers globally. He was one of the most admired figures in history. He started out as a medical student in Latin America and according to his biographer, he was genial, strong willed, and exuded a charisma that attracted him to important people like Fidel Castro among others. Guevara was to play a prominent role in international politics. He was associated with revolutionary movements in many parts of the world. The moral of Guevara’s life was that his character was his fate. He did not allow enemies that kill visions to bury his own. Consider the case of Caligula, a Roman emperor who was so hated by his people for his character and cruelty that in the end, the nobility and the Roman people plotted his downfall.

The second enemy of vision is procrastination.

Procrastination is a thief of time. If you want to succeed in life, learn to shun vacillation and the art of putting off until tomorrow what you can do today. Becoming a friend of procrastination means rejection of the principle of ‘success at the speed now’. This principle demands immediate rather than postponed or suspended action.

Patrice Lumumba, the Marxist that was the first democratically elected prime minister of Democratic Republic of Congo was a classic example of the tragedy of vacillation. He appointed Joseph Desire who was later known as Mobutu Seseseko as army chief. He later suspected the loyalty of Seseseko, but kept postponing the decision. By the time he finally made up his mind to remove the commander, it was too late, as the latter had built his own influence within the military and the treacherous political class. In the end, he paid the supreme sacrifice for his procrastination.

Financial empowerment is desirable because it is a form of liberation. However, to achieve this, you must not postpone until tomorrow what you can do today. Invest your youth, skill, time, zeal, and energy on worthy endeavour.

The third enemy of your vision is the way you relate with those who have trodden the same path you are treading with a measure of success.

You must learn to study how others before you had done it. Socrates was a preeminent philosopher and the most popular of the ancient philosophers. One of his pupils in the Academy was Plato. Plato understudied Socrates for years and learnt from him the philosophical ideas from which he formulated his own independent theories. Today, aside Socrates, the most popular philosopher is Plato. You can do that also by emulating people who have succeeded in the field in which you operate. You may hate their guts, but see if within those things you hate lies their strength. You may have to make adjustments to suit your personal idiosyncrasies, beliefs or such others.

Again, take note that vision makes much demand on the visionary.

Therefore vision must be guarded jealously against poaching and sundry enemies. When you envision a certain idea, the first thing is to set about the way(s) to achieve it. You must take time to weigh your chances, what are the odds against the realization of the vision? What are the advantages that place you in good stead to realize the objectives of the vision?

Determination is also a factor.

You must know that tough times do not last but tough people do. If you want to achieve your vision, you must develop steely character. You must build your determination to confront storms and whirlwinds on the path of the realization of your vision. Success does not come easy. Nothing is unattainable; the most important thing is the combination of determination and understanding of the demands of your vision.

Always remember to utilize the principle of ‘Success at the Speed of Now’, which connotes doing it now rather than tomorrow. This way, you avoid the dangerous pitfalls of fear and procrastination. If you keep doing this, you must succeed. 

To Your Success

SAN SEBASTIAN – SPAIN

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5 Simple Steps To Night Vision Goggles

5 Simple Steps To Night Vision Goggles

Why would someone want night vision in a pair of binoculars? Well, privacy has become a loosely defined word, especially in the world of famous people. If you have a big name in Hollywood, sports, or any other area, you can bet someone out there has bought a pair of night vision binoculars (namely the paparazzi) to watch your every move, day or night for any tidbit of news or gossip to boost their own ratings or popularity.

But night vision binoculars are important to those of us who have better things to do than obsess over famous people. Like hunters, for instance. Yes, hunting does have its benefits. It reduces overpopulated animals and provides food to needy charities that rely on any help they can get to feed the starving and underprivileged. Keeping the animal kingdom in balance is important and can be a struggle for us humans because of our compassion on one end and our greed on another. Like anything else, it can be taken too far and abused. But, hunters do have their place in this world and need reliable binoculars to help serve their purpose.

The binocular industry certainly isn’t doing too badly with prices ranging as high as $6000 for one particular pair of night vision binoculars. (You don’t even need a license for those, just a hefty bank account– or a good line of credit!). Because of the added necessary feature, night vision binoculars will cost more than those for use in daylight only. But don’t despair; there are plenty of others that are more in the range of the average person, although you’ll want to get what you pay for. This particular type of binocular seems to run in the general range of $500 on the low-cost end.

Don’t get confused between night vision binoculars and night vision goggles. Goggles are made with a head piece to strap onto your head. The night visions are often created with infrared illuminators built into them, along with light intensifier tubes.

The most popular and widely sold binoculars are of the Generation 1 rating. This basically means they’re made more so for the general public than for a profession such as law enforcement or the military.

It is possible to find a pair for $344, which is fine for the property owner who needs to scan his property for intruders of the human or wildlife variety. They’re good for camping trips as well as other things. The NZT-2 MBN Binoculars have a 4x magnification, a recognition range of 100 m/y and should satisfy basic binocular needs.

Whether you are buying a pair of binoculars for night or day use, you’ll want good image gain and resolution to have a clear picture of what you’re trying to see through the lens. Magnifying a blurry image doesn’t really provide much satisfaction to identify your subject! Green is the color of choice for night vision illumination because our eyes can best adjust to that color to differentiate. Night vision is designed exactly for what it’s called, to see in the dark. But a little light is still required to help this happen. It is easier to get eye fatigue with night vision equipment that is used for long periods of time, just as long periods of computer use can cause eye strain. One drawback of night vision equipment is that it attracts dust particles and some say it is normal to have some spots on your viewing lens that won’t go away.

Why would someone want night vision in a pair of binoculars? If you have a big name in Hollywood, sports, or any other area, you can bet someone out there has bought a pair of night vision binoculars (namely the paparazzi) to watch your every move, day or night for any tidbit of news or gossip to boost their own ratings or popularity.

Night vision binoculars are important to those of us who have better things to do than obsess over famous people. The binocular industry certainly isn’t doing too badly with prices ranging as high as $6000 for one particular pair of night vision binoculars. Don’t get confused between night vision binoculars and night vision goggles. 255lounge.com/

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