I am 6 feet 6 inches tall and I look down on most people in life. Not in a negative or judgmental way but in a matter of perspective. Its been that way for the last 20 years of my life. There are a lot of great things about being tall. 1. Tall people are leaders – Only a handful of presidents have been shorter than average. 2. Tall People are more attractive – A study at the University of Gdansk in norther Poland concluded that the ideal height of an attractive woman was 5’9″ and 6’2″ for a man. 3. Tall People earn more – A 2004 study revealed that every inch adds about $789 per year in earnings. I just like being tall because I get a good lay of the land from up here.
Over the last month my perspective on life changed, literally! I had a old back injury from playing in the National Football League cut me down for two weeks. I spent the first three days, after aggravating my back injury, crawling to the bathroom. That was interesting. You find a lot of stuff that was misplaced by being lower to the ground. I also spent a lot of time looking looking up at my four kids. I would have to say that I think some of my kids best angles are from the ground up.
As I look at where I am, 27 days into the new year, I think about what my best angles are and my best opportunities. I usually ask myself questions like… How will pursuing this job over the other job affect my family? How will putting more time into relationships help me to further my business? Did I push to hard or not push hard enough on the latest project. Sometimes it helps and sometimes I come to the same conclusions. You may be asking yourself these same questions and getting the same results. You know what they say about insanity, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different result.”
Maybe these are not the questions that we should be asking ourselves. Maybe we should be asking ourselves… Can I look at this problem, opportunity or person from another perspective? If we look at life in only one perspective we miss out on 359° of life. It is true, January is almost over but maybe we should look at it like this. We have 338 days to make 2015 the best year of our life!
ENGAGE – EMPOWER – IMPACT