Wednesday, October 19, 2011

20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision

Don't always expect people to see the best in you when their vision is not 20/20!  - Dr. Maurice Lee

Each one of us is connected to other people; through family, friendships, relationships or otherwise. Your kinship has to potential to offer a lesson either positive or negative. It is up to us to receive the lesson and use the information wisely. It is the expectation that the people closest to us have our best interest in mind. We expect them to love, share, inspire, and support. However, "Don't always expect people to see the best in you when their vision is not 20/20" (Lee, 2011). 

Sometimes, through whatever variable, people have a certain perception or vision for your life that is not aligned with your authentic self. You are then challenged on what to do with their vision. 

Do you accept it? 

Try to reform it? 

Or do you negate it and continue to be who you know you are?

Readers, have you had the experience of someone's vision conflicting with who you know you are? If so, let's talk about it.


I like to negate it and continue to be who I am. I have people always telling me what I should or should not do. I feel that the only one who knows me is me. My vision of my life is mines and others don't know me well enough to form a vision they can only go by what I tell them. I love opinions and I value them but at the end of the day I do what's best for me.

I try to listen to what others have to say, but at the end of the day I have to be true to myself.
In a professional arena I am more likely to consider their recommendations, especially if it is my employer.
However, in my personal day to day life, I just want to be me. ;)

I believe that you should stay true to who you are ONLY IF being you is better than what they want you to be. Example: if someone wants you to change due to their ignorance, dislike, angst, etc in someone or something, you can show them that you can GET better when you DO better.

What other people think about me is none of my business!!!

Oooo this is a tough one! We're always trying to stay true to ourselves but others perceive us in the way they want to.

I do consider it. Sometimes people see things about us that we don't. Everyone is not out to hurt us. So I take an inventory, if I think it will work for me I fit it in. If not I pay it no mind. At the end of the day its my life and I have to live it.

Being adopted I can completely relate to your post and I adore LA Lynn like I know her from somewhere. She just has that vibe.

Thanks for stopping in :)

there are always going to be people whose perceptions of you don't align with your authentic may be important to turn those perceptions off and live your life...

I take what others say in consideration but I'm still me!

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