So often we get caught up in the micro parts of our life. We let that person who cut us off, the rude individual on the phone, or the fact that our kids can’t seem to cooperate today get the better of us.
When I run a strategic planning workshop, I always ask participants to get on a plane with me and fly up over their organization, looking down from 500ft.
As I looked down, quite literally at the clouds, I realized that this is exactly what I needed to do in those moments of micro frustration. Imagine getting into an airplane and flying up to 500ft...
What do I see from there?
I tried it when I got home. It was amazing how, just the act of imagining getting aboard the airplane and flying to the macro level enabled me to gain perspective quickly (instead of feeling frustrated with the situation at hand).
I would love to hear if this works for you!
Up, up and away!