Levels of Perspective - Setting the Stage

Happy New Year to you everyone!!!

I hope the New Year has started out great for you. As many of you are aware, and some may not be, I take the last two weeks of the year off (or close to the last two weeks) to do some introspection, and goal setting. I have found this time of reflection a time to gain some new perspectives on my personal, and professional life. As I sat down and looked at the goals I wanted to achieve in 2019, there were some I did not achieve. Not for lack of trying, but because other opportunities came my way I had to take advantage of. I’m grateful, and humbled for all those opportunities, and loved every moment on the journey. However, in 2020, there are a few goals I would love to achieve, and WILL achieve. One goal this year is consistent blogging. I have missed sharing and hearing back from you. I learn a lot from sharing, and I know you do as well. As I thought of blogging and what I wanted to focus on, the word “perspective” kept coming to mind. I believe it kept coming to mind because in 2019 there were many changes in the organizations in which I work, as well as, my own personal business. It was always interesting to hear others perspective on what needed to change, and why. As many of you know, I teach and train martial arts. I approach situations, many times, leveraging concepts of martial arts. Martial Arts is more mental than physical. The framework I have built explains this more.

Figure 1: Framework
  1. First, you start with building your foundation to train (mental preparedness).

  2. Second, you move into learning the techniques (the way to carry out the art).

  3. Third, you build your skill (how well you can demonstrate the art) by applying the techniques.

  4. Fourth, there is some sort of transf