“Think globally, act locally.”
Years ago a young baseball player’s long-ball hitting got the attention of a pro scout, and the boy was offered a contract. When he went off to spring training, he performed well. And each week he wired his mother back at home in Iowa to inform her his progress.
Week 1: “Dear Mom, leading all batters. These pitchers aren’t tough.”
Week 2: “Dear Mom, looks like I will be starting in infield. Now hitting. 500.”
Week 3: “Dear Mom, today they started throwing curves. Will be home on Friday.”
Think about it?
What if the factors holding you back are doing so only because of the way you have chosen to see them? What if you were to choose to see them in a new light?
If a door is always locked the first six or seven times you attempt to open it, you’ll probably stop making the attempt. Yet just because that door was once locked, doesn’t mean it will always be.
More significantly, that door is not the only way into the place you wish to go. There could very well be many other doors, some of them open to you, or windows, or other pathways. There is a positive, empowering way to look at whatever your situation may be.
By changing your perspective, you can significantly improve your options. Consider your most challenging obstacle. Then, step outside your current set of assumptions, and look at it again. Stop fighting the same old fight that’s supported by the same old perspective.
Look again, know that it’s there, and you’ll find a new way forward.
You can learn to hit the curve. With practice, patience and a plan.
Thanks for allowing me to rant…
“I don’t work at being ordinary.”