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First Doesn’t Matter…To You

First Doesn’t Matter…To You

Perspective is in the eye of the beholder
But
How often do we change our perspective of what we see everyday?
Not just our sight line but the people we interact with on the daily.
or
People we bump into
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Last week I had my son Roy change his perspective when it came to getting on the bus
Somewhere along the lines Roy and his friends developed this idea that being the first one to get on the bus in the morning is the most important thing to happen.
Usually whomever gets to the curb first would be first
Then it was I am going to put my backpack here to save my spot
Then the boys would take turns switching backpacks when no one was watching to the order they wanted.
All of this has lead to way too much bickering, arguing, and actual tears.
Stacy and I would plead with him that it doesn’t matter who is first. You are all going to the same place.
But to no avail
So, I challenged him to be last this past Friday, told him that being last he had the responsibility of watching everyone’s 6. (military term for watching someone’s back)
Oddly enough
It worked
He actually wants to be last getting on the bus. (he did it again today)
Change of perspective
Change of attitude
A new understanding with new purpose, and new responsibility.
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I am guilty of being stuck with the same perspective on things
Assuming too much about situations
Not actually allowing myself to learn and living with blinders.
What doesn’t seem important to me
(being first on the bus)
Is the world to 6yr old boys
Where in your life do you find yourself needing a change of perspective?
Do you find yourself consistently creating assumptions of people or situations that you deal with on the regular?
I would have you consider that you may be missing an opportunity to learn and expand.
A chance to live with empathy
A chance to create a new friendship
A chance to create positive change
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A chance to help someone or get some help
Try being last on the bus this week, let’s see what happens!
coach “perspective” Doug

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