During a romantic surrey ride around Central Park in New York City with my wife, I learned an amazing thing about horses that applies to humans as well.

The driver told us that horses need blinders because they’re easily spooked if they see something in their peripheral vision. He explained that from a young age, the horses are trained with blinders and become quite comfortable wearing them; the less they see of the world, the more secure they feel.

Now let’s take a cross-species leap. We humans do the same with our mental and emotional blinders. We acquire “stovepipe” vision. We become hemmed in by our belief systems, stereotypes, and general convictions about what makes the world tick. No one purposefully limits his or her vision, but our human blinders cut us off from a wealth of opportunities coming our way every day.

The people who are willing to think the unthinkable, who are willing to imagine beyond the comfort zone of their blinders are the ones who see the incredible transformational opportunities that life offers them — a whole new world opens up to them.

Author's Bio: 

Rob White is an author, storyteller & a motivational coach with a purpose. Rob created RobWhiteMedia.com as a way to provide individuals with all the resources they need to wake up to the power of WOW (Wonderfully Obsessed with Winning). Rob has dedicated his life to inspire individuals to realize and accomplish their own life goals by providing seminars, workshops, videos, articles, blogs, books and original animation shorts.

Rob is the author of 180, a guide to achieving “inner strength and outer freedom”, and A Second Chance at Success: Remarkably Simple Ways to Open Your life to Opportunities and Turn Past Mistakes Into Lasting Confidence, Happiness and Success. Rob is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and his original articles are published in dozens of print and online publications.

From his modest beginnings in a small town in Western Massachusetts, he built a multi-million dollar bi-coastal real estate business and went on to become a successful restaurateur. Rob is an expert in the fields of personal and professional growth. Drawing on 30 years of experience researching and testing myriad methods and tools for success, he has developed a concise and enriching program that unlocks the true power of human potential.