We simply moved to a different floor. Same building. Same people.
Different outlook on the day.
That’s all it took. I saw the day, the work, the responsibilities in a new light. But sometimes we’re not always so fortunate to be thrown off by unpacking, arranging your new desk, and spending too much time deciding where everything goes. When we get these opportunities that force us to slow down, let’s give thanks because it’s that friction that often brings us back to a bigger picture—if we allow it.
So allow that new paradigm, that new view. We can fight it. We can argue against it and stubbornly dig in our heels. Especially when your friend comes to you with a fresh thought on something you drew up months ago, be open to the thought that maybe, just maybe, he is right. That new perspective can mean something of value—if you allow it.
Find new lenses. My wife and I watched Abstract season 1 episode 7 on Netflix entitled: Platon: Photography. Platon works to show the world different people, different perspectives. It was enriching. That new insight led me to open my mind to seeing my day, my work differently—I allowed it.