Being observant is pretty essential in life. Noticing what is happening around us, seeing and noting how things are done, or how people react and so on.
Many times in life we are in a rush or we are filled with what we are currently doing, that we do not pause to observe the world or the people around us. The observation part helps us to learn, as only doing without seeing can cause the same results to happen.
However, being observant is one thing, but taking action based on our observations is what will really make a difference.
It’s the difference between watching a football match and playing, it is the difference between going to the cinema to watch a film and actually starring in it. Very often we are merely observers of our own lives, rather than participating.
Seeing is great, but not without the doing. The paradox is doing is no good without seeing.