“A person with a microscopic view tend to focus on life’s problems, on obstacles and limitations. Microscopic people often approach life with a scarcity mentality. In contrast, the person with a telescopic perspective is looking forward to what God is creating in the future. Whereas microscopic people focus on problems, telescopic people see possibilities. (Mike Slaughter, Momentum For Life, p.89)
It’s the age old question: “do you see the glass as half empty or half full”? Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Are you reactive or proactive? The answer to these questions will reveal the role that vision plays in our lives. If our life is full of complaints and a ‘poor me’ attitude, chances are we are not mobilizing a vision for the future. If we feel like we are always on the defensive, always ‘putting out fires’, and always feeling like we aren’t going anywhere, chances are we are not clearly focusing on a vision for the future.
People who are driven by vision are always seeking opportunity, always trying to turn adversity to an advantage, always open-eyed, open-minded, and open-hearted seeking the next positive step forward.
Are you microscopic or telescopic?