Once upon a time, there was a man who climbed to the top of a small mountain. At the top of the mountain there was a temple that had a beautiful view of the town of Yamadera below. With dozens of other tourists around, you could take in the gorgeous scenery and walk around the temple grounds.
The walk up was just as enjoyable as the walk down and within a short period of time you could pick out landmarks that you had noticed on the way up. The difference was the perspective had changed:
- On the way up we were bathed in the morning light; on the way down it was late afternoon and the sun was touching the other mountain peaks.
- The vantage point for the landmarks was very different – upwards while hiking up and downwards while sauntering down.
- Exhausted hikers were replaced with relieved tourists.
- A sense of exhilaration was replaced with a sense of tranquility.
It’s the perspective that matters.
I’ve met many entrepreneurs and wantrapreneurs – the biggest difference between the two is perspective. It’s very hard to change your perspective from someone who consumes products and services to someone who creates a product or service. Part of my mission in life is to help people with that transition from consumers to producers, artists and creators.
A major realization occured last night after an intense hot yoga session – I’m nothing more than a ferry master. People are standing on one shore and they need to go to the other side. For some people they have to go now and for others they can wait a bit and take a later ferry.
I have 1040 days to go to achieve a goal that I set for myself over 15 years ago. So little time with so much to do.
P.S. 1040 / Step 2