The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

No Sight, But A Lot of Vision

Helen Keller was born in 1860. She grew up in the northwest Alabama city called Tuscumbia. At nineteen months old, she contracted an illness (possibly scarlet fever or meningitis) that left her deaf and blind. Childhood trauma is a horrid part of our fallen condition. It would take years, but eventually, Keller would trust the words and instruction of her heroine and teacher, Anne Sullivan. Keller’s own family nearly placed her in an institution because of her outburst and eruptions. Keller’s pain becomes a source of healing for those hungering for economic justice, equality, and dignity for women and those with disabilities. Her quest to “feel at home in the great world” made her vision and advocacy white hot. Helen Keller’s inspiration and advocacy have made her a mainstay in the conversation of heroic Americans. Helen Keller’s brilliance, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.” Agreed.


Keller’s vision, grit, and determination inspired these thoughts on vision.


+ #1 Vision keeps you moving forward.

+ #2 Vision spurs hope.

+ #3 Vision allows alignment.

+ #4 Vision gives you a map.

+ #5 Vision overcomes obstacles.

+ #6 Vision inspires more vision.

+ #7 Vision is worth defending.


Do you have a personal vision?


Having a vision requires decisions made in alignment with that vision.

In, Frozen in Indecision, I line out six considerations to help make better decisions.


Dream big.

Develop vision.

Be a better man.




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