I had a coaching client tell me yesterday she was going to put her head down (figuratively) and focus on a project. This made perfect sense as she was wanting to avoid distractions.
After thinking about it, though, I told her to look up instead.
Just the term ‘put my head down’ causes a negative feeling. One of bondage, almost.
But, thinking ‘look up’ instead is a feeling of optimism, the future, good things ahead, etc.
When my dad was first moved into hospice we could not find his gold watch that he had for 40 years. This watch represented a huge portion of his life and I was determined to find it. I finally found it in the pocket of his coat and when I put it on his frail wrist he looked up at me with a smile and said, “Man, things are really looking up!” In 2 seconds my dad became a motivational speaker!
He was facing the last days of his life and he found a way to make a sad situation a positive one.
If we look for the good during a day; we will find it. If we look for the bad during the day; we will find it.
If we look for the good in ourself and others; we will find it.
Maybe it’s time to look up.
Keeping our head down is exhausting. Look up and see the awesomeness in your life and others.
What do you see?!