Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances but how we perceive and respond to them that governs our reality.
Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision - we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what's familiar. But when confronted with new challenges, we need to think more broadly and adapt. When Isaac Lidsky learned that he was beginning to go blind at age 13, eventually losing his sight entirely by the time he was 25, he initially thought that blindness would mean an end to his early success and his hopes for the future. Paradoxically, losing his sight gave him the vision to take responsibility for his reality and thrive. Lidsky graduated from Harvard College at age 19, served as a Supreme Court law clerk, fathered four children, and turned a failing construction subcontractor into a highly profitable business.
Whether we're blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critics, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we, too, can confront life's trials with initiative, humor, and grace.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 36 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||14 March 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 94,518 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
38 in Eye Problems (Books)
976 in Physical Illness & Disease
4,733 in Self-Help for Success
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Me gustó su manera de enfrentar los miedos y lo que las otras personas piensan sobre tí, es liberador.
Es un libro del cuál hay que tomar notas y recordarlas continuamente, para evitar caer de nuevo en errores que como el autor indica, sólo nos engañamos a nosotros mismos.
Le recomiendo a todos mis conocidos leerlo.
Through personal stories of major sagas in his life, smart reflection and some deconstruction of reality as we see it, Isaac Lidsky provides us with a life philosophy based on full awareness, total accountability and practical problem solving and self-ingenuity. He not only lends us solid perspective but also many actionable ways to overcome obstacles and thrive no matter the circumstances.
Frankly, I was moved by the book, and plan to recommend it often. It was enriching; time well spent.
Highly recommend this book. Intelligent, crisp read. Very well written. Authentic... reader can palpate his vulnerability and more than once he’d take you to that place, where you’ll inadvertently put yourself in his shoes and get the chills. A beautiful soul, and exceptional human being...
I bought additional copies to gift to loved ones going through a tough time. I’d highly recommend it for all ages and backgrounds.