This morning I woke up in a hotel in downtown Atlanta. My first view was of the cityscape seen above. It was marvelous. I thought, “What a great day!” And then, I noticed in front of that postcard perfect presentation there was the remnant of a bird’s morning breakfast splashed against the window marring what had been a great moment.
My focus immediately went to the imperfection and I could not unsee it. The picture was ruined. Had the buildings changed? Had the sky changed? Had the trees changed?
No. But my perspective had.
The question we all must ask ourselves is, “Where will we choose to look?”
How Quickly the Picture can Fade
As an entrepreneur, we are constantly faced with challenges. We start with an inspirational, sometimes magnanimous vision, and every day that follows is filled with something or someone attempting to change our view. It’s a never-ending barrage of assaults seeking to damage the picture we see of what could be.