RETHINKING BLINDERS

Blinders work well for horses,

keeping them focused forward.

 

Blinders make it so they cannot see

what is to the side

or

behind them,

reducing distractions

and

keeping them from running off course

in fear.

 

While blinders work well

for horses,

we humans give blinders

a negative connotation.

We tell people,

“Take off your blinders.”

 

But what if we used blinders

purposefully

to keep us from

being distracted

by the

shiny objects

to our left and right?

 

What if we used blinders

to stop looking behind

In fear and shame?

 

What if we used blinders

to keep us focused forward?

 

The secret is,

horses only wear blinders

when it helps them

do better what they are doing.


Maybe we should too.