(Issue #507) Progress, Challenge, and Focus

It’s a matter of perspective.

It is a matter of perspective; a question of focus. Consider this example.

In November I had hand surgery. A bone was removed and the thumb reattached with a transplanted tendon. After, a few well-meaning friends commented, “It’s hell getting old,” I responded, “Ain’t it great that I got a tune up and my hand will be more functional!”

Besides the question of why would you ever tell someone recovering from surgery “It’s hell getting old,” this is a matter of focus. Focus on the challenge (which was corrected) or on the progress (the positive outcome).

upside down

What do we internalize? Does it help or hinder? Maybe we need to turn the view upside down, inside out, backwards, and frontwards.

It’s a matter of focus.

It’s a matter of perspective.

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1 Response to (Issue #507) Progress, Challenge, and Focus

  1. Pingback: (Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020 | The Growth and Resilience Network®

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