Many times we hear tunnel vision almost as a negative, maybe not aware of perceptions that could provide a broader spectrum. When Googled, the definitions that came up are: defective sight in which objects cannot be properly seen if not close to the center of the field of view. Synonyms are: narrow focus, concentration, fixation, narrow-mindedness, close-mindedness. Informally: the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view.
What’s your tunnel? Just as blinders on a horse keeps them focused on the win removing distractions, your chosen vision or tunnel can keep you from the numerous distractions that show up almost every moment. I encourage you to get into your tunnel. Get so engaged with your purpose that anything peripheral does not get you off path.
Here’s how you can get tunnel vision. Take the time to see clearly what your ideal life is. What’s a win for you? Without this, it’s way too easy to get pulled into someone else’s vision and off track with yours. Write down what your ideal life or win is for you. This brings further clarity. Look at your written vision or tunnel in the morning to start your day and several times throughout the day. Finally, whenever you look at your tunnel, feel the feelings associated with winning, or accomplishing the life of your dreams.
It only takes a moment to get off course. Develop clarity in your life to where your tunnel takes you right to your destination of choice, …every moment of every day!
Thanks Harald Hohendorf for the great photo! http://jmacco.com/photography/