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Seeing with New Eyes

Posted by David Couper on April 09, 2015 9:30 AM

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The drive home from my office takes me over a big hill. As I come over the crest, I’m greeted with a beautiful vista of rolling hills with far away mountains in the background. I come over this hill to this view at least five times per week. Up and over. Up and over. Up and over.

You’d think I’d get tired of this, but if anything, I look forward to it more each day. The reason?

I never know what I’m going to see.

The other evening I almost stopped the car because the rising moon nearly filled my windshield. A few days before I was greeted with something I’ve never seen here—ever: Mystical evening fog blurring the hills with multi-layered shades of gray.

Bright and sunny, dark and foreboding, pink and green, brown and browner…there are as many variations as days of the year.

Same hills. Completely different experience.

My experience shifts depending on conditions; nature’s outer conditions and my inner conditions.

Realizing this made me wonder how I can bring new eyes to other areas of my life. Is there anywhere I see people or situations only one way? Do I have tunnel vision? Do I let my feelings skew my judgment? Am I missing important subtleties that could give me amazing new perspective?

So I ask you: Is there any area of your life where you are missing important opportunities because you’re thinking, “No that’s just the way it is?”

Is it?

Is it really?

If you bring new eyes to your life and business, you’ll open the door to possibilities you never knew were there, right in front of you.

Laura Dewey MA, Executive Coach with David Couper Consulting and founder of Laura Dewey Coaching, LLC

This blog post originally featured in our Connecting the Dots newsletter. 

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