When I run, I typically take the same route. 🏃
I start at the lake and go past the baseball fields.
When I reach the school, I always turn left. ⬅️
The route loops around the neighborhood for 2 miles, bringing me back to the school.
But on a recent run, something inspired me to turn right. ➡️
It felt strange at first.
I was running in the opposite direction.
It was the same road. 🛣️
The same front yards.
And the same houses. 🏡
But everything looked and felt different.
I noticed a beautiful flower garden from the new angle.
An elegant Victorian home.
While running from this unfamiliar perspective, I saw things I previously missed. 👀
The run from this point of view seemed to go faster and be more pleasurable.
The experience got me thinking. 🤔
How we see things depends on our background, knowledge, culture, and society.
But these can often cloud our judgments and decisions.
What else might I be missing by taking the same approach, route, or line of thinking? 🙈
Could the solution to a personal issue be found simply by viewing it from a new angle? 👓
How might the answer to a business challenge be unlocked just by looking at it from a different perspective? 🔍
Routines help give us a sense of control and reduce stress.
But these may also be holding us back.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. 🤯