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20 Apr 2015 | Clarity & Focus

When you look at your week ahead, what do you see?

A heavy schedule – or a week full of opportunities? A diary full of meetings – or decisions you can influence, relationships you can build and conversations you can give your voice to? Pressure to perform, or the opportunity to do your best work?

Do you see the challenge or the opportunity to stretch? Do you see gaps and limitations, or do you see what you already have, and how far you’ve already come? Do you see the person you’re not or the person you already are?

Do you see the person who’s asking for help? The person who’s unusually quiet today? The person who needs a smile, a word of encouragement or a hug?

When plans fall through, do you see curveballs or plot twists? Failure or the opportunity to do something new? Doors closing or new beginnings? Delays and cancellations, or space to be still?

When somebody let’s you down, do you see frustration, neglect or incompetence, or an opportunity to start a new conversation?

When it looks like nothing’s working or paying off, do you see the ditches that you’re digging?

Do you see mess, or a plan that’s coming together? Chaos – or beauty in formation? Emptiness or space to brew new dreams?

Perspective matters. What you see shapes your world and how you live in it.

What do you see today?


  1. Diane Warburton

    I have to admit to seeing Wednesday as a big hassle and stress, as I have to go to London to submit a passport application, which isn’t great since I live in the North West. I’ve put in all the necessary actions and another one to do today but I see things hopefully clearing after that and a good day on Thursday with at least one lady coming to the crochet class at the studio.
    I think I need to see beyond Wednesday to help me actually deal with it, if that makes sense

    • Grace Marshall

      That makes complete sense Diane! Hope your Wednesday went well and have a great time in your studio today!

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