I’ve heard some people refer to 2020 as the year of perfect vision but there is a discrepancy with that reference.
According to the American Optometric Association, 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance and does not necessarily mean that you have perfect vision.
To achieve perfect vision, there are a number of factors to consider like side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and colour vision which is not unlike the variables we will all face as we work on transforming our lives this year.
As we enter our 20’s we need to consider all sides of our vision. We will need to coordinate our efforts and have a perception that goes beyond what looks and feels good. How focused will we be when the wrench gets thrown into our plans and how willing are we to see our vision as not so black and white, cut and dry or easy peasy? There is so much that we don’t know about what’s coming our way this year and the one thing that is clear is how less than perfect our vision really is.
What we can hope in, however, is our willingness to invest in improving ourselves and chipping away at the clutter to give us a better view of the future.
Do you remember what was happening in your life when you left the precious teenage years and entered your 20’s? Do you remember how you felt? Do you remember the plans you made, if any? How much of those plans actually worked according to your vision? When the world entered its 20’s 100 years ago, the 1920’s was known as a decade of change,
“many Americans owned cars, radios, and telephones for the first time. The cars brought the need for good roads. The radio brought the world closer to home. The telephone connected families and friends. Prosperity was on the rise in cities and towns, and social change flavored the air. It was a time when we experienced economic prosperity and carefree living.”
It sounds like good times, right? People were getting connected to each other and the world around them in new ways. I could imagine that the increased and improved flow of information contributed to the prosperity and carefree living that we enjoyed during that time. But in less than a decade, it all turned around.
Toward the end of the decade in October 1929, the stock market crashed, and America’s invested wealth suddenly lost $26 billion in value. Prosperity had ended. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression.
What happened? Did we over do it? Did we overlook important details? Were we naive? Ignorant? Did we lack vision? I believe we had vision, but we didn’t have perfect vision. We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We didn’t plan or make allowance for the things that we could not see.
When we limit our vision to the year ahead, we limit the level of flexibility for what we can do and achieve in our lives. But when we look at our life from a distant perspective, giving ourselves three, five or 10 years to make changes in our lives, we have room for the speed bumps, pot holes, road blocks and detours on the road to becoming.
And so if we look at 2020 as the year where it all begins and the year that marks the start of our 10 year journey to success, then we have a better chance at reaching our ultimate destiny with minimal to no effect from the turbulance that we will surely face along the way.
The Pantone 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. Pantone suggests that this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
If we need one thing going into this next decade it’s stability and dependability. We need to build on a firm foundation of trust and faith. The more we give ourselves time to plan, execute, stumble and plan again, is the more we will trust in our process and the more we’ll have faith that we can accomplish the desires of our hearts.
FBI STYLE is a fairly new publication and in the spirit of full transparency we’re still defining ourselves, but one thing is clear and that is our passion and desire to highlight those new, up and coming fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists and all the talented fashion, beauty and lifestyle professionals who are doing such great work in the shadows and who deserve to be recognized on the world stage. We know they have a great vision for their brands and we want to join them in sharing their gifts; so we are committing to building our foundation by highlighting their work and shining their light for the world to see.
Happy New Year!