We all need perspective in our lives before we start our work day. Perspective helps us understand how important daily issues really are in the whole scheme of life. The issues and life events around us scream for our attention each day. The kind of events that have occurred in Japan remind us how fragile life can be. Natural disasters, vehicle accidents, serious health conditions are all deliverers of perspective.
Considering the multitude of unusual world events happening today, do you think the project you are working on right now is the most important priority in your life? Is work more important than spending time with your family? Is delivering that report to your boss crucial to living a fulfilling life? These are all easy answers when you possess perspective.
I will be the first to admit I have not conquered living with perspective 24/7, yet it is still important to allow this quality much more room in our life.
Work is important in the context of perspective.
Company leaders who create great workplaces based on trust and respect understand perspective. Flexibility is perspective. Calmness is perspective. Listening, not talking, provides perspective. Giving is perspective.
Live with perspective.