Journey to the New Year: Maintaining Perspective

Categories: Leadership

sunrise waterSometimes it’s easy to catastrophize or get caught up in the worry of doomsday predictions. Even the subtlety of cynicism is really just fear of being disappointed or concern that our efforts will be for naught. Maintaining perspective is the mark of a healthy person and a thoughtful leader. How are you balancing a sense of urgency and a leaning into patience? The tension between these holds the sweet spot of discovery and satisfaction. Maintaining perspective is allowing your sense of humor and your humility to enter into concert with your ambition. Maintaining perspective is about limiting your attendance at the Church of Busyness, and letting go, finally, of your relentless pursuit of perfection. What is perfect is actually already here, in this breath, in this moment. And it is also perfect over there, on the distant and hoped for horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

Libby Wagner
Author: Libby Wagner

Libby makes her home in a lovely West Seattle neighborhood in a house with turquoise walls and an amazing view of the Puget sound and Olympic mountains. A former Air Force “brat”, she continues to bounce from one corner of the world to the other, working with Fortune 500 clients, hopeful artists and authors, and aspiring entrepreneurs. She has a Master’s in Fine Arts and Poetry from Eastern Washington University where she also began working in the Writers in the Prison program.