Sit on the Other Side
I have a tendency to get stuck in my routine. It’s probably one of my greatest challenges to effectiveness. Although routine can be good and oftentimes helps me stay focused to accomplish the full list of tasks and meetings that consume my week. Routine can be bad in that I get stuck, uninspired and bored.
To get “un-stuck”, I have to change my perspective. I have to make myself uncomfortable. I have to take myself out of the routine.
I call this “sitting on the other side”. Sometimes I will literally sit on the other side of my desk… Away from my computer… Away from my (somewhat) organized workspace… to gain fresh perspective.
It’s amazing how a few moments on “the other side” can refresh my perspective and energize me. I wonder how often in life I would avoid my frustration with life, work, friends, family, etc. if I would “sit on the other side” for just a moment… change my perspective… and see a situation with fresh eyes?
What’s your rut?
Where are you stuck?
What can you do to change your perspective and “sit on the other side”?