I’m now on my fourth office move within my home as the construction encroaches on prior locations. I’ve worked in the current location for several days. A few moments ago I happened to look up from my computer and instead of seeing a wall about thirty inches in front of me as I expected, I was shocked to see my face in a mirror. Not just any mirror. This one is a garish (to me) bright green and yellow and a quite large 3′ x 3′ square. It’s hard to miss, yet I’d been so buried in my work that I hadn’t seen it nor my face reflected in it all that time.
As an investor, I study companies, products, management, human nature, trends, track records, and many aspects of the world. As a writer, I create whole new worlds. I consider myself to be fairly observant, yet that mirror reminded me how blind I can be even to things that should be as clear as the nose on the face 30 inches from me.
I wonder how many other glaringly obvious things are all around me that I do not see and what it will take to open my eyes to them.