outside is always full of opportunities. Between you and the glorious
opportunities is a door. This is mostly a mental door, but sometime it can be a
physical door too. All you need to do is to open it and step outside. Embrace the new world.
only it was that easy. Even when we are charged up and we boldly step forward
to open the door, we stop; we seek additional information before we can venture
into the world of uncertainties. We are cautious and that is the point at which
the momentum is lost. The opportunity disappears and everything again starts
looking like a mirage.
forget that no information can give us the fair degree of certainty we want. It
is only on opening the door that the mysteries will be revealed. Will the door
lead to expected opportunities, new challenges, unchartered paths, problems, solutions
or something unknown? No one knows and no one can answer.
that is the very reason that anxiety takes over. New uncertainties create
shadows that start looking threatening. Imaginary negativism raises its hood.
The positive within self becomes doubtful.
to be assured of probabilities! We want surety! We want to be prepared for future.
A future no one has seen. A future that is always vague. A future that will
take shape at (n-1) th moment.
our selves looking through a one-way a peephole into future. We attempt to see what
waits us on the other side of the closed door. Knowing fully well that such
peepholes can at best look outward into past and that hindsight vision is
always clearer than the foresight. Because
you are not trying to look out from the room (hindsight), you are trying to
look inside the room (foresight). But it is a hint that we seek.
me, at times it is best to let the door remain closed, ignore the peephole, in
fact cover it and enjoy the comfort of darkness. A new heightened awareness
that comes with the decision to play as it comes.
life professional or personal life, we have peepholes mounted on many doors that
surround us on every turn. We still expect to walk from that corridor of life
into a room using a peephole that can only look the other way round. We are ok
with vague future and seeing magnified pictures. The peepholes research is used
to build up future understanding and create the lovely strategic scenario. We
are always in the area of inferred future realities. At some stage with an
element of risk we have to move forward and open the door.
remains that most of us are happy to live with collective failure than really
to chase risky individual success.
The peephole vision we
see depends on the kind of peephole we invested in. But even the best cannot guarantee
a 20-20 vision.
peephole gives a straight tunnel vision. We upgrade with higher investments
into one with wide-angle view. Hoping it will help us catch the hidden clues at
the edges. We task many experts to interpret the images. Something the inherent
cost-result expectation does not allow us the technology we want. Yet the closed
door needs to be pushed open.
Detailed vision depends
on the height the peephole is mounted. How early in the process do we seek the interpretations
of the vision projected through the peephole?
We have experts to
man and interpret these peephole visions. They are expert and hopefully are
capable of making sense of the peephole vision. Remember they are not the one
who has to finally push the door open and take that bold step.
The peephole experts
remain static in their place. Past visions blinding and biasing them. The
shadows start having different meaning and they start reading clues that are
not there, the experts are meant to do that.
with that uncorrupted mind only sees hazy pictures. He is willing to take the
plunge with uncertainties. The experts Peephole Vision Holders and the old
guard entrusted with the door opening stop them. In process building another
crop of organisational cautious soldiers.
hostile environment and imaging things they move in to invest in a larger size
peephole and adjusting the height for a better vision.
There must be some
merit in it as there could be some merit in being bold enough to close the
peephole and killing the uncertainties. Just deciding which side of the door we
really want to be.
Or playing to
inherent fear and over cautious approach, invest into installing a window where
peephole was sufficient. Sometime, it makes no difference. Peephole or windows
both remain ornamental.
Or ignore the
peephole, open the door, step outside and learn by experience.
Or install multiple peepholes
in search of elusive insight, mantra, wave, and transaction. And be paralysed
with differential images that create a collage we cannot make sense of.
Whatever is there,
it is ultimately we who have to decide what to do with the peepholes we have
mounted or the doors we face.
We most likely are
living with the peephole barrier that stops us to move forward. Maybe its time,
that we closed a few of peepholes in our life ad open few more doors.
The decision as they
say is always yours.