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Eric Hoffer went blind at 7 years old. But that’s not the end of the story

Eric Hoffer: The Blind Boy Who Wrote 10 Books

I’ve taken a few days off writing this week. You may have noticed.

It feels good to have a bit of room for my brain to roam. When I take time off, it reminds me that the more I read and write, the more I appreciate it.

Sometimes, the activities that challenge us to increase our potential can feel like chores. The sacrosanct can feel mundane. The joyous, trite.

It’s ok to take breaks here and there from the important things, as long as you never lose perspective. Just make sure the break isn’t too long. You may not have as much time as you think to do your work.

Think about someone like Eric Hoffer, who lost his vision at age 7. When it inexplicably returned at age 15, he was so grateful for his sight that he became a voracious bibliophile.

He was trying to pack in as much information as he could, in case he lost his sight again. Lucky for him, he never did. He ended up writing 10 books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

You don’t have to lose your gifts to appreciate them.

But you do have to use them.

Daniel DiPiazza is a bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur.

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