How often do we fail to notice our own shortcomings but are quick to find them in others? Isn’t it amazing how adept we are at finding other’s blind spots and flaws yet have no clue about our own and how they could be holding us back from reaching our highest potential?
Let’s do a quick self-test to find our literal and physical blind spot. Have a look at header diagram at the top of this blog. Cover your left eye and look at the blue dot on the left in this image. Be aware of the star on the right, but don’t look at it – just keep your eye on the dot. Slowly move your face closer to the monitor, and further away. At some point, you should see the star disappear.
Stay at that point and now close your right eye as you uncover your left eye. Stare at the star, and you should see that the dot has disappeared and your mind has filled in the grey background while the blue dot is in your blind spot.
Isn’t it amazing how our mind fills in the background color to keep your context the same?
And so too does your family, friends, and trusted work colleagues fill in to compensate where your unconscious flaws and blind spots may be creating potential unnecessary challenges.
For this reason, Professional Athletes, Top CEO’s and Successful Entrepreneur’s seek out trusted advisers and business coaches to help them find their mental blind spots and nurture new possibilities to go beyond and operate at a higher level of self-awareness and consciousness.
This simple blind spot test easily shows us that…
“We don’t see as much of the world as we think.”
Dominic Kotarski is the author of international best-seller “The Making”. He writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of your business including Sales, Coaching, Team-Building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos FREE by subscribing HERE! and when you sign up you will get Instant Access to his Sales Skills Training Video.