A few years ago I was being considered for ahigher level of employment. I was called into a room with several others and given a blank sheet of paper and a pen. We were told answer this simple question…
“WHAT CAN YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK OUT A WINDOW?”
We all started writing our answers. A few turned in their papers within a couple of minutes and everyone was done within 10 minutes or so. (Everyone except for me that is.) when I asked for another sheet of paper, the person in charge said that was all and told us to leave.(Told everyone else to leave, I was told to stay.)
They picked up my paper, smiled and said “Congratulations!” It seems that most of the other people answered with a few things that could be seen out of “the” windows in the room. The questions says “A” window. My answers that day started with “The reflection of the person you want to see. Whether you choose to or not is up to you” I followed it up with “Everything you know about and also things you don’t!” I went on to list all of the things that came to mind from grass and flowers to heatwaves rising from the pavement to snow, rain, locusts boats, planes and rocket ships and many, many more.
My point isn’t that I got the promotion, but that in our everyday lives we often wear blinders to what is actually there to be seen or imagined. Too often we don’t listen to the whole statement because we think we know how it’s going to end. Too often we’re too busy or frustrated or angry or in too big of a hurry to pay attention. No, you’re not!
Be prepared to see what you see, not what you expect to see.
Be prepared to imagine what you might or might not see.
Be prepared not to know what you might see.
Always strive to choose to be the person
that you hope to see in the reflection!