I recently got contacts and have been amazed to discover a whole new world out there now that I see things differently. All of a sudden street signs are clear, instructions on labels have come into focus, and I can quickly spot any broccoli between the teeth of my lunch date.
I would never go back to my old way of seeing because I was missing so much.
Thinking of all the opportunities ahead, why don’t you try on a new lens, clarify your viewpoint, and look at the world with a new perspective.
Sometimes we do the same old things and expect (and get) the same results over and over again. We find ourselves in a vicious repeatable cycle of mediocrity. Ever been there?
Oh, I mean things like…
- Working out and then eating a dozen cookies and guess what—no weight loss!
- Procrastinating on a project and wondering why you are so frustrated asthe deadline crashes in on you and you don’t do the good job you are capable of doing.
- Not taking a language course or computer course to broaden your skills and then wondering why you are passed over for new projects.
You are thinking of your own examples by now and that’s good! Just like I wouldn’t want to go back to my impaired way of seeing the world, don’t you even think of doing things this year just like you did last year. Make some adjustments, focus your vision, and set some sharp, achievable goals that will take you to a new level of results ahead.
How about some goals along these lines:
- Work out and then listen to music to wind down.
- Schedule your project in chunks to tackle along the way so you can cruise into that deadline with the excellent job you know you can do.
- Choose a skill to improve in your work life or personal life and line up the resources you need to make the step change. Take a class, read a book, go on the internet or line up a mentor.
New beginnings (of a month, a year, a job, or just a new day) are excellent times to check your vision and set your sights with a fresh perspective. The future is as bright as you want to see it and I hope you too will not settle for a fuzzy image of a shiny new opportunity.
“True to your word, You let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” Psalm 23:3 The Message
“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves. But when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed.”
Proverbs 29:18 The Message