The other day I headed to the gym to do a cardio step class. I’m a huge fan of classes—for the obvious social reasons. They also push me to work harder.
When my friend showed up next to me and admitted that wasn’t sure she could handle class that day, I inquired as to why. She told me that she felt a bit wobbly in the legs.
Okay. We all have what I refer to as “low energy” days, when it takes all you’ve got to get out of bed, let alone get to the gym.
She then admitted to me that the girl in front of her jumps so much (and so high) that she feels bad about her workout.
Ewww. That feeling of Not Good Enough.
At that point, I suggested that we change her perspective. My friend moved her bench to the other side of the room, where the participants tend to be less jumpy.
We each experienced a great workout and were then ready to take on the day.
Good enough plus.
It’s a real power play when you push your way through a challenge and make it to the other side.
Questions to ponder: Is there something you could use a fresh perspective on? Do you need to move to the other side of the room?
We’d like something to change, yet we continue to work in the same point of reference. Instead of breaking free and moving from point A to B, we continue in a circle.
When we stay in a spot that makes us feel safe, yet not good enough, we sell ourselves short. Sometimes all we need is a new outlook—a fresh perspective—a different spot in the room.
Could you use a fresh perspective on your health, work, or life? (Sometimes it’s all of the above.) If you are nodding yes, I’m here to help. Send me an email and we’ll figure it out together. You’ll be amazed at how a slight shift in your perspective can change the entire look of a room. It’s my New Year’s gift to you.
“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.”—Chris Pine