Learning to see is life’s journey. There’s almost always a new way to look at something or a question to be considered. Whether it be taking an unconventional path or evaluating an everyday routine; how you find perspective is critical to the choices you make. Because choosing your perspective is ultimately how you live your life.
For Whiteboard, our perspective is defined by a preferred future, an assessment of what is, and a clear picture of what ought to be. We admire those who look past limitations and imagine new possibilities, stand in opposition to the world today, and create better tomorrows.
What do you see?
Last year, I did several small personal challenges and worked on forming new habits to create more structure in my life. These challenges didn’t always have a clear expected outcome, but to me it was exciting to challenge my own determination and self-control. But I did find that some of these did last. So I started to think about why.
Mrs. Ploger’s favorite analogy for dealing with Reaction, Anticipation, and Looking Back is that of the coach and swimmer. In practice, the coach can walk along the pool yelling at the swimmer, or could even be in the pool guiding and correcting, but when it comes time to do the thing, the coach has to get out of the water and onto the sidelines, and the swimmer has to trust her training, trust her preparation, and Just Do It™.