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A different lens

So much of life and the way in which we interpret day-to-day interactions is a matter of perspective. Sometimes the best choice we can make is to take a step back and consider our current situation from a different lens.

How can you shift perspective?


Set aside time each week to take stock and reflect on the changes you want to make and the goals you have yet to achieve. When we focus on overarching themes, challenges and daily decisions are set into their rightful place.


Where are you headed and are you walking in the right direction? Are you getting the results you want?


Chores, calendar schedules, and to-do lists are great productivity tools, but they can just as easily serve as energy leaks, distracting from your most important goals.


Remind yourself what really matters. Change perspective when necessary. A different lens might help.

Where’s your focus?

When setting big goals, most people tend to focus on the future: The changes they hope to see and the results they want to bring about.

Yet those who find the most success know that while it is imperative to have a clear understanding of desired impact and outcome, it is equally important to reflect on the past.

What has worked, and what hasn’t? What already exists and how can that be improved?

Reflection also helps identify progress, a necessary element to encourage a chosen path or the perspective needed to make refining adjustments.

Before setting goals for the year to come, make time to consider what has worked for you — and what hasn’t. Goals are great, but they have a higher chance of coming to fruition when based in thoughtful research and careful consideration.

We’re all blind.

We’re all some kind of blind. We can’t help it.

We were raised seeing the world a certain way, adopting particular values, learning how to interpret our immediate surroundings.

What’s challenging to you may be quite interesting to the woman sitting across the boardroom, and she knows a great solution. Your client’s problem may be an easy fix in your world; to him, an impossible task.

Are you willing to accept alternative views? Could you help another see more clearly?

What’s stopping you from sharing what you know?