Perspective. Sometimes it changes everything.

Overlooking Lake Tahoe from Castle Peak

I had the perspective that things weren’t going well in a certain area of life. Then I found people that had a completely contrary perspective. They saw only goodness and hope. They saw something that had become “normal” and no longer special to me. I realized that I had a position of envy (not that we should seek after things to cause envy in others).

I realized how so many people wanted to be in my shoes. And it gave me a renewed perspective. Not only did it show my spoiled-ness, but it brought me back to reality (in a good way).

I was seeing the small issues and throwing them in the mental Xerox machine to 1,000%. Being detail-oriented at times, I was lost in the forest among the trees.

It helped me see the bigger picture: that I’ve got a lot of great things going for me and that my troubles really are not that big. So if this could be any encouragement to you, take a step back and think about the big picture: are things really that bad, or are things going incredibly well but you’re only focusing on the few, small trouble spots?

Published by Jeff Beaumont

I love helping companies scale and grow their organizations to delight customers and employees, enabling healthy teams, fast growth, and fewer headaches. Scaling quickly is wrought with potholes and plot twists. When you’re running a company, losing customers, and employees are on their way out, and don’t have your systems running smoothly, then you’ll be at your wits' end. I've been there and hate it.

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