No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision

Lex Gillette

If you lost your sight, how would you tap into your vision?

Lex Gillette was seven when his eyesight challenges became increasingly severe. By the time he was eight, he was living in complete darkness. He never would have imagined that this perceived limitation would spark a deeper vision, enabling him to accomplish feats he never thought possible.

A world record–holder in long jump and five-time Paralympic Games silver medalist, Lex has shown the world that vision—the kind that provides direction and inspires innovative thinking—unlocks the achiever and leader within. In No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision, Lex reveals the steps he’s taken to see beyond reality, face challenges, and surpass expectations, including his own. From the C-suite to the classroom, you’ll learn how to embrace your individual journey, eliminate negative thinking, and strategize for the present and future with goals only you can truly see. The path forward is filled with opportunities for growth. This book is your chance to develop a new perspective, maximize potential, and turn the impossible into temporary barriers that you can, and will, overcome.

Press & Praise

Bob Goff, author of New York Times Best Sellers Love Does; Everybody, Always; and Dream Big

Lex is a good friend and wise guide. He has helped me see and access things about myself I never knew were there. In these pages you are going to discover things about yourself too. By the time you turn the last page of this excellently written book, you will want to be a more humble, engaged and hopeful person.

Sunil Narang, President and CEO of WDHB Americas

With his humility and simplicity Lex has beautifully articulated the strength that we all have. In this book he has brought all his life learnings and struggles together and has given us many lessons on how to unleash our own inner potentials and achieve the most difficult goals in life by having a clear and focused vision.

Max Yao, CFO of Otis Elevator Co.

Leaders are called to create, articulate, share and drive the implementation of a common vision. This book is a must-read for anyone wondering where to start and an opportunity to be inspired by Lex's unique and powerful story.

Lex Gillette is the most recognized and accomplished totally blind long and triple jumper in the history of the US Paralympic movement. The world record-holder in long jump and a five-time Paralympic medalist, he’s a co-founder of Sight School, a nonprofit teaching the visually impaired to see their potential through educational resources, employment initiatives, and athletic opportunities. Lex also serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit Classroom Champions, an organization that leverages the mentorship of world-class athletes to improve student engagement, build growth mindsets, and inspire positive classroom culture.

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