We have to learn to see opportunities that lie all around us and into the future for chances that are there simultaneously. The person who is mentally nearsighted is apt to overlook objects and possibilities that are distant. He pays attention to the problems immediately at hand and is blind to the opportunities that could be his by thinking and planning in terms of the future. You are nearsighted if you do not make plans, form objectives and lay the foundation for the future.
The mentally farsighted person is apt to overlook opportunities that are right before him. He does not see the opportunities at hand. He sees only a dream world of the future unrelated to the present. He wants to start at the top rather than move up step by step. He does not recognize that the only job you can start at the top is the job of digging a hole. Seeing is a learned skill. Like any other it must be exercised.