Eyes Wide Open is about overcoming obstacles. It presents a mindset on how to do it. Most of all, it’s an encouraging and captivating book. Just imagine Isaac Lindsky, the author of the book, who as a blind person, graduated from Harvard Law School, worked for a top Manhattan law firm, and successfully salvaged a failing business and transformed it into a multimillion business.
I found this reading very gripping, as Isaac explained in details how he makes decisions and deals with people. We need to be more observant of what’s behind what we think we see. How to do that? It is critical to notice if the words, facial expressions, and tone all match up. Believe me – easy to say when it comes to doing that effortlessly and automatically. It’s important to ask questions and get rationales from each response.
What I found as the most hilarious, but also the strongest message, was his answer to a very common question which he receives – does he hear better than us? No, actually his hearing is even weaker. The only difference is that he uses his senses better than us. Unfortunately, a lot of information we receive through our ears or eyes leaves our cortex after a few milliseconds.
Anyway, going back to the story, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the obstacles he faced in his life and I was truly amazed to read about what he had achieved by the moment he wrote this book. I genuinely recommend the book for those who are locked by many challenges life presents and fear that there is no way out.
Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly
by Isaac Lidsky
Size: 320 pages
Other information and reviews of this book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30763728-eyes-wide-open
Other useful links:
Lidsky’s website: http://www.lidsky.com/
Isaac Lidsky on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Lidsky
Lidsky on TED: https://www.ted.com/speakers/isaac_lidsky
Other book of finding motivation: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins