The walk was pleasant even though it was a cloudy day. We made it to the pier and turned back toward the resort where we were staying.
About halfway back, it occurred to me that the walk going to the pier seemed much shorter than the return trip. It made me realize the importance of perspective.
When we were walking toward the pier, we had a fixed goal in mind. Walking back, our goal was not as visible. Moreover, we realized that we had walked a long way to the pier and now faced a long walk back.
I learned was re-reminded of a couple of good lessons for life and business.
First, always set clear goals. Write them down and celebrate when you reach them.
Second, if you don’t like the way things are looking, it will probably help if you change the way you’re looking at them.