From inside my house looking out I can see snow, lots and lots of snow. Looking to our front yard I can’t see the landscaping wall. It’s all blended in with nearly seven inches of snow. The street and sidewalks are covered. Looking out our window, it’s obvious that there is too much snow to go anywhere. But I did.
I drove two blocks down to the main entrance of our neighborhood and the site was much different. The road at the end of our street was clear. It has a few wet spots, but for the most part is it was dry and easily passable.
Sometimes our perspective on things keeps us stuck where we are. If I judged whether or not to go out based on what my yard and what the neighborhood looked like, I would be at home for the next month. But a trusted source told me it was ok to venture out, in fact, once at the end of my street, things were better than they were in front of my house. I would never had known or experienced the difference had I not left my driveway.
Have you limited your options because of your perspective? Have you not trusted someone to help you pull out of your comfort zone to something better?
We have all done it – in our jobs, in our relationships (or fear of relationships), in our life experiences. We have stayed inside our safe, warm homes thinking there was snow and ice everywhere, and not trusted those who have gone before us.
Sometimes at work if I’m trying to work out a problem or detail on a project I will sit on the other side of my desk in the visitor’s chair. Changing my point of view, changing my perspective many times brings new ideas or fresh answers.
Be encouraged today to step out and explore a little, change your scenery and you might change your mind and heart about some things. Let me know how it goes.
All the best,