“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic.The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw the Earth from space. - Aleksei Leanov, Russian Astronaut
When we’re overwhelmed and overworked, our energy is scattered. We don’t see the big picture, the potential end result, the success we’ve had, the work we’ve already done.Time out. Rise up. We’ve lost our perspective.
Just as an astronaut does not rocket alone to outer space, we need to find someone to travel with us. We need a fellow voyager who can help us look down and see the bigger picture. It might be a colleague, a client, a friend, or a spouse who helps us understand what is really important and what we’ve accomplished to date. I have a colleague who gets terrible upset, de-energized and depressed when she finds herself fixated on an upcoming presentation. I’m her co-pilot, reminding her to look down and remember the risks she took, the differences she made. I hear her sigh of relief over the phone.
I have my flight buddies who help me look down. Who can fly with you?
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