There are understandable negative connotations to the term “wearing blinders.” The dictionary definition is – “to be able only to see things one way and unwilling or unable to consider other possibilities”
Being narrow minded and obstinate is not helpful or constructive as a general rule.
But, in the spirit of considering other possibilities, I have been mulling another definition of wearing blinders – “to ignore the world around us and focus only on the path ahead of us.”
Wearing blinders 2.0 – if you will.
I’ve found this way of thinking about wearing blinders particularly helpful in approaching social media. If you’re finding utility on your favorite social platform, that’s fantastic.
Just remember to wear blinders, compare yourself to no one, and focus on the path ahead.